Welcome to the Replica Ship Half Moon/Goodwin College
2010 Fresh River Voyage of Discovery!
In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson's Voyage of Discovery on board the original d'Halve Maen led to the establishment of New Netherland, a geographically vast Dutch colony that stretched from Delaware Bay, through the Hudson River, and on to the Connecticut River. The Dutch called the Delaware River the South River; the Hudson was known as the North River, and the Connecticut was the Fresh River.
Although the original d'Halve Maen never visited the Fresh River, we on the Replica Ship Half Moon enjoy re-exploring the Three Rivers of New Netherland. In association with Goodwin College of East Hartford, Connecticut, we have again returned to the "Fresh River" to gather an eager crew of students from the brand-new Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College. Join us as our student crew learns about history and the natural world all around them.