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Half Moon Daily Log

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.

Our Spring 2008 Voyage of Discovery parallels the expedition of the original Half Moon as it traveled up what the Dutch called the North River, culminating in the ship's fruitful arrival at the site of modern Albany.

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.

Date Travel Locations
"Day Zero" Half Moon travels from Verplanck to Yonkers.
May 2 Students board at Yonkers; travel to Bay Ridge Flats.
May 3 Travel from Bay Ridge Flats to Yonkers; project orientation begins.
May 4 Travel from Yonkers to Beacon; orientation continues.
May 5 Travel from Beacon to Athens Channel; data collection.
May 6 Layover at Athens Channel; complete data collection.
May 7 Travel from Athens to Port of Albany; student presentations.
May 8 Half Moon arrives at Albany, NY; students disembark.

Chart Our Course

Use the map below to follow our travels. At the each anchorage during the voyage, we'll provide updates on our current location, and as time permits we'll include nested photos as well. Thanks to Mitchell Bring for this special feature.

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