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This object is a member of the following groups (click any group name to view all objects in that group):Exhibitions: Ship Models
Henry Hudson’s Ship
Built in Holland about 1600
Length 80 ft.; Beam 18 ft.; Depth 10 ft.; Tonnage 80 tons
The <i>Half Moon</i>, or to give her actual Dutch name <i>Halve Maen</i>, was owned by the Dutch East India Company of Amsterdam. Desiring to find some route from Holland to the East Indies other than the well-known route around Africa, the company dispatched the <i>Half Moon</i> from Amsterdam in April 1609 under the command of Henry Hudson, an English captain. Hudson, after attempting to proceed towards the Arctic, turned west towards America and eventually discovered the Hudson River which gave Holland her claim to settle the region which is now New York. No data or particulars remain of the <i>Half Moon</i> other than that she was a "yacht of 40 last burden" and, therefore, this model has been made from the best contemporary information on vessels of this type.
Robert E. Peabody, "Half Moon" catalogue entry in ed. John Ratté, <i>Models of American Sailing Ships</i>, rev. ed. (Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1994), 21
This object was included in the following exhibitions:1/4" scale: Models of American Sailing Ships, Addison Gallery of American Art, 9/25/1994 - 1/12/1995
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