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During the original Half Moon's Voyage of Discovery, Henry Hudson and his crew carefully studied the Hudson River Valley, trying to understand how the river worked, what animals lived in and near it, and how the weather behaved. As we explore the Fresh River of modern New Netherland, we also learn a few things.

We'll update this page with new entries as our crew members progress through their Voyage of Discovery.

Closeups of a titration test in action.River Science

We use both traditional and modern techniques to better understand the river.

Barometric Pressure
Comparative Temperatures
Celestial Tracking
Solar Energy
Mechanical Advantage
Current Speed
Water Depth
Wind Speed

Closeup of a student's hands tying a knot.Shipcraft

Crewing a sailing ship requires a lot of new skills. Look over our shoulders as we learn how to stand watch, splice rope, and set the main course.

The Duty Roster
Line Handling
Working the Rig
Sail Handling
The Task Matrix

Closeup of a student's hands writing notes.Presentations

We don't just learn new things... we teach our crewmates what we've learned, too. Click the image at right to follow the students' progress.

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