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In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson led a mixed Dutch and English crew on board the Dutch jaght d'Halve Maen into a broad, uncharted river, seeking a northwest passage across the New World. Hudson's exploration of the lush wilderness surrounding this river valley and interaction with its native peoples would lead directly to the foundation of the New Netherland Colony and later New York State, forever shaping the future of the river that now bears his name.

In 2011, we on the Replica Ship Half Moon again commemorate the original d'Halve Maen's Voyage of Discovery with our annual re-creation of this historic event. We too carry a multinational crew, with student sailors drawn from the greater New York Capital Region and Bornego College in the Netherlands. As we follow in Hudson's wake, our new crew will study the environmental sciences all around us.

Daily LogDaily Log

The Daily Log is our way of letting you know each day's events. Latest Update: The Day in Pictures for Days Two and Three.

Meet the CrewMeet the Crew

Stop by the Crew rosters to meet our student sailors and the rest of the crew of the Half Moon.

Learning PagesLearning Pages

The Learning Pages are where we post information about our scientific studies.

Track Our CourseTrack Our Course

Track the Half Moon's course and location over the past 20 hours in real time and see an archive of our entire voyage so far. Latest Update: The voyage is now archived through Day Four!

Contact Us on Shipboard

We're always eager to hear from you. Click here to contact the captain or crew, or click here to contact the web master directly. Our online access on the water is limited, so please keep messages small.

Learn More

For information about our ship, including our past Voyages of Discovery and activities related to this voyage, please visit the rest of the Half Moon web site.

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