BROOKLYN – A group of New Yorkers with disabilities set sail on a special trip in New York Harbor today.
The group of 30 sailed on the Impossible Dream, a catamaran specially equipped for wheelchairs. It was built after its owner became a paraplegic in a skiing accident.
Unlike regular boats, wheelchairs can travel from the stern to the bow and even go below deck using a hydraulic elevator.
The 60-foot ship sails around the world to give people with disabilities a rare chance to experience being out at sea. After the New York Harbor trip, the ship will head down the East Coast later this week to its home in Miami.