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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 follow their voyage, we also learn a few things.

Click on the icons below to view invidual entries. We'll continue adding entries as the voyage continues, so check back often!

Closeups of a titration test in action.

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

Comparative Temperatures
Cloud Cover
Wind Speed
Relative Humidity
Current Speed
The Deck Log
Water Depth
Mechanical Advantage
Celestial Tracking
Water Temperature

Closeup of a student's hands tying a knot.

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

Closeup of a student's hands writing notes.

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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