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In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson led a mixed Dutch and English crew on board the Half Moon into a broad, uncharted river, seeking a northerly passage across the New World. Hudson's exploration of this lush wilderness would lead directly to the foundation of the New Netherland Colony and later New York State, forever shaping the future of the river that now bears his name.

In 2010, we again commemorate the original Half Moon's Voyage of Discovery with our annual re-creation of this historic event. As we follow in Hudson's wake, our crew of New York Capital Region students will study the environmental sciences all around us.

Click here to follow the Daily LogDaily Log

The Daily Log is our way of letting you know each day's events.

Click here to Meet the CrewMeet the Crew

Stop by the Crew pages to meet our student sailors and the rest of the crew of the Half Moon.

Click here to visit the Learning PagesLearning Pages

The Learning Pages are where we post information about our scientific studies.

Final Update: Sorry for the delay, but the voyage is now complete with the addition of logs for Days Eight and Nine. Also, be sure to check the Learning Pages for the second-leg student presentations. Lastly, you can see the second-leg students receive their crew shirts on the Crew Page!

Voyage Sponsors: Special thanks to Hendricks Family Foundation; Peckham Industries; Atlantic Salt, Staten Island; King Marine, Verplanck, NY; and our amazing team of volunteers for making this Voyage of Discovery possible!

Track Our Progress: Click here to follow the Half Moon's progress in real time.

Reach Us on Shipboard: Send us an email to contact the captain or crew, or write here to contact the web master directly. Please keep the messages small because it takes us a long time to download.

Learn More: For information about our ship, including our past Voyages of Discovery, please visit the rest of the Half Moon web site.

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