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On Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage up the river that now bears his name, one of his officers, Robert Juet, kept a log of the ship's navigational record and other observations. This journal is now a valuable source of information about the what Hudson River Valley and its people were like during that September in 1609. It also tells us a lot about what Captain Hudson and his crew were like, and how they felt about what they were seeing.

Each day, we'll post entries from on board the Half Moon to let you see how our voyage is progressing as our student crew recreates Hudson's explorations. While waiting for our 2010 logs, you can track the progress of the original Halve Maen in 1609, as presented in the journal of Robert Juet. (Juet's original spelling has been preserved; note that English spelling in the 17th century did not follow the standardized rules we use today.)

Rianne and Marije update their journals.

The two legs of our 2010 Fall Voyage of Discovery parallel the expedition of the original Halve Maen as it traveled up what Dutch settlers called the North River, culminating in the ship's fruitful arrival at the site of modern Albany on September 19th, 1609.

We hope these logs, both past and present, will help you learn about what we're discovering, and something about us, too. Check back often!

Click on one of the dates below to see what we're doing on that day. We may adjust our itinerary slightly to accomodate shifting weather patterns, but we will update the schedule below each day as it becomes finalized.

Pro-Log: Transit Voyage from Athens, NY to Staten Island
Date Travel Locations/Events
September 4 Half Moon departs from Athens, NY; anchors off Kingston.
September 5 Travel from Kingston to King Marine in Verplanck.
September 6 Half Moon arrives at Atlantic Salt on Staten Island.
September 7 Crew prepares for voyage dockside. (No log entry today.)
September 8 Frisian students board Half Moon.
Voyage of Discovery, 1st Leg: Staten Island to Verplanck, NY
Date Travel Locations/Events
September 9 American students join Frisian students on board; orientation.
September 10 Travel from Gravesend Bay to Palisades; scientific orientation.
September 11 Data collection layover at Dobbs Ferry; travel to Hook Mountain.
September 12 Student presentations; travel to Upper Haverstraw Bay.
September 13 Students disembark at King Marine in Verplanck, NY.
Voyage of Discovery, 2nd Leg: Verplanck, NY to Albany, NY
Date Travel Locations/Events
September 13 Students board Half Moon; orientation; travel to Newburgh Bay.
September 14 Half Moon travels to Kingston; project orientation.
September 15 Half Moon travels to Athens Channel; data collection.
September 16 Half Moon travels to Henry Hudson Park ; student presentations.
September 17 Half Moon arrives at Albany, NY at noon; students disembark.
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