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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.

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Closeups of a titration test in action.

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

Wind Speed Relative Humidity Barometric Pressure
Solar Energy
Celestial Tracking
Comparative Temperatures
Current Speed
Mechanical Advantage
Water Depth
Water Clarity
Water Temperatures
Lines of Position

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.

Shipcraft: The Duty Roster
The Task Matrix
Shipcraft: Line Handling Shipcraft: 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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