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Onrust rolls out; tears flow (with video, photos)

Volunteers weep as years of work float into reality

A 130-foot boom crane holds the Onrust in slings.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A 130-foot boom crane holds the Onrust in slings.
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It floats! The ship built by locals who had never made so much as a rowboat before is now sailing the Mohawk River. “I feel like I’ve given birth, although this is probably not as painful,” said Schenectady County Historian Don Rittner, who conceived of the project four years ago despite having no money, no volunteers and no place to build a boat. Project manager Greta Wagle, who organized an army of volunteers while beating ...


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erowland
June 14, 2009
4:09 p.m.

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What is the schedule. Where can we in Schenectady see the Onrust?

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