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Welcome to the Replica Ship Half Moon/Goodwin College
2010 Fresh River Voyage of Discovery!

In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson's Voyage of Discovery on board the original d'Halve Maen led to the establishment of New Netherland, a geographically vast Dutch colony that stretched from Delaware Bay, through the Hudson River, and on to the Connecticut River. The Dutch called the Delaware River the South River; the Hudson was known as the North River, and the Connecticut was the Fresh River.

Although the original d'Halve Maen never visited the Fresh River, we on the Replica Ship Half Moon enjoy re-exploring the Three Rivers of New Netherland. In association with Goodwin College of East Hartford, Connecticut, we have again returned to the "Fresh River" to gather an eager crew of students from the brand-new Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College. Join us as our student crew learns about history and the natural world all around them.

Click here to follow the daily logs.Daily Log

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

Click here to meet the crew!Meet the Crew

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

Click here to view the learning pages.Learning Pages

The Learning Page is where we post information about our scientific studies.

Click here to view our related programs.Related Programs

Visit the Related Programs page to see other activities included in our expedition up the Connecticut River, including our transit voyages between the Connecticut and the Hudson.

Track Our Progress: Click here to track the Half Moon's location 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.

Voyage Homepage Daily Log Our Crew Learning Half Moon homepage