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 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.
Although the original Half Moon never visited the Connecticut River, we have returned to the region to re-explore the original borders of the New Netherland colony. Our Voyage of Discovery will take us out into Long Island Sound and then up the Connecticut River, culminating in the ship's ceremonious arrival at the Riverside Campus of Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT.
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.