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Daily Log: Friday, September 18th

0700 hours

Starting Position: Anchored south of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, NY.
Latitude: 41˚ 56.9' N
Longitude: 073˚ 57.0' W

Day Three of the second leg of our 2009 Fall Voyage of Discovery.

We'll post the full log later, but until then here's a preview of our day.

After weighing anchor this morning, we continued our journey north along the Hudson. We took advantage of the favorly southern wind to overhaul the dousing lines and enjoy an afternoon of sail.

At midday, we had our final encounter with the Dutch Historical Fleet. As we took a leisurely pace through the narrow eastern channel, the flat-bottoms emerged from Rondout Creek behind us and gradually made their way past.

When the crew of the Vliegende Hollander rowed past us, we invited them on board for a few minutes to rest and have a bite of lunch.

Later in the afternoon, we reached our destination, Peckham Materials at Athens Channel. We will dock here for the next two nights, allowing the students to use this layover to focus on gathering data for their presentation projects. In fact, several of the teams had already started collecting data before the sun set, and would continue to take readings through the night (with help from the Anchor Watch).

Robert Juet's Journal

The Halve Maen remains at anchor, still most likely somewhere in the vicinity of modern New Baltimore or Castleton. In the afternoon, Captain Hudson's first mate accompanies an elder Mohican tribal leader to the latter's longhouse, where he reports being greeted with warm hospitality. Robert Juet was not Hudson's mate on this voyage; the identity of this individual is lost to history.

On September 18th, 1609:

The eighteenth, in the morning was faire weather, and we rode still. In the after-noone our Masters Mate went on land with an old Sauage, a Gouernor of the Countrey; who carried him to his house, and made him good cheere.

-- Robert Juet's Journal.

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