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Due to the dense schedule of Quadricentennial Celebration activities during NY400 Week on September 8th-13th, students on this leg of the Voyage of Discovery will produce a single, group scientific presentation rather than tackling several topics for their projects. However, they will still conduct all of our scientific experiments and maintain the ship's Deck Log. We've also reintroduced a learning tool that actually predates the Voyage of Discovery program: the Crew Rating Log. Click on the icons below to view invidual entries.

Closeups of a titration test in action.River Science

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

Comparative Temperatures
Relative Humidity
Wind Speed
Cloud Cover
The Deck Log
Mechanical Advantage

Closeup of a student's hands tying a knot.Shipcraft

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.

The Duty Roster
Line Handling
Sail Handling
The Task Matrix
Anchor Watch
Working the Rig
Half Moon History

Closeup of a student's hands writing notes.Presentations

We don't just learn new things... we teach our crewmates what we've learned, too.

Closeup of the Crew Rating Log lying open.Crew Rating Log

The Replica Ship Half Moon Crew Rating Log (Replica Schip Halve Maen Bemanning Rang Log) allows new crew members to track their progress as they learn valuable skills. Click on the book to learn more!

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