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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.

Although the original Half Moon never visited the Connecticut River, we have returned to the region to re-explore the original borders of the New Netherland colony. Our Voyage of Discovery will take us out into Long Island Sound and then up the Connecticut River, culminating in the ship's ceremonious arrival at the campus of Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT.

Each day, we'll post entries from on board the Half Moon to let you see how our voyage is progressing. While waiting for our 2008 logs, you can track the progress of the original Half Moon 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.)

We hope these logs 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 schedule slightly to accomodate shifting weather conditions.

Date Travel Locations
June 27 Students board at New London, CT; travel to Niantic Cove.
June 28 Travel from Niantic Cove to Duck Island Roads; orientation begins.
June 29 Travel from Duck Island Roads to Old Lyme; orientation continues.
June 30 Travel from Old Lyme to East Haddam; data collection begins.
July 1 Data collection layover at East Haddam.
July 2 Travel from East Haddam to Glastonbury; student presentations.
July 3 Half Moon arrives at East Hartford at noon; students disembark.
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