In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson led a mixed Dutch and English crew on board the Half Moon into a broad, uncharted river, seeking a northerly passage across the New World. Hudson's exploration of this lush wilderness 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 2008, we launch our season by retracing the original Half Moon's Voyage of Discovery. As we sail from Yonkers to Albany, our crew of New York Capital District students will study the environmental sciences all around us.
The Daily Log
is our way of letting you know each day's events.
Stop by the Crew
pages to meet our student sailors, as well as the rest of the crew
of the Half Moon.
The Learning Page is where
we post information about our scientific studies.
We would particularly like to thank the benefactors whose aid makes this trip possible, including Randy King of King Marine; August Cambria, Commissioner, City of Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation; Peter Hess and Glenn Wager of Albany Steel; the New York State Department of General Services; the City of Albany Office of Special Events; the Albany Port District Commission; the Hendricks Family Foundation; and the literal scores of volunteers who helped prepare the ship during our recent de-winterizing work weekend.
For information about our ship, including our past Voyages of Discovery, please visit the rest of the Half Moon web site.