On Display at the Mortola Library
Henry Hudson’s 1609 Voyage
The display commemorates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage to New York and his sail up the river that now bears his name. In the display you can see a model of Hudson’s ship, the Half Moon, on loan from the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, located at SUNY Maritime. Along with the ship’s replica are diagrams of the ships interior, as well as a map of New Netherland, books containing “sailing directions” for Hudson, as well as items from the Pace Library collection which relate to the history of the Hudson River and the Hudson River valley. Books about Native Americans located in New York at the time of Hudson’s voyage are also available, as are photos of a number of boats that participated in the June, 2009 Quadricentennial Flotilla on the Hudson River.