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On Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage on 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, nearly four centuries ago. It also tells us a lot about what Captain Hudson and his crew were like, and how they felt about what they were seeing.

Each day, we'll post entries from on board the Half Moon to let you see how our voyage is progressing as our student crew recreates Hudson's explorations. 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, both past and present, 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 itinerary slightly to accomodate shifting weather patterns, but will update the schedule below each day as it becomes finalized.

Date Travel Locations/Events
"Day Zero" Half Moon crew prepare the ship for the voyage.
October 10 Students board at Catskill, NY; Catskill to Kingston.
October 11 Kingston to Newburgh-Beacon Bridge; student orientation.
October 12 Newburgh/Beacon to Haverstraw Bay; orientation continues.
October 13 Haverstraw Bay to Grave's End Bay; data collection.
October 14 Data collection layover at Grave's End Bay.
October 15 Grave's End Bay to the Palisades; student presentations.
October 16 Arrival ceremony at Yonkers, NY; students disembark.
Date Related Activities
October 17-31 Dockside Activities at Yonkers, NY.


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