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I read in the New York Times that Mayor Cohen of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Mayor Bloomberg of New York City have announced NYC 400, which is a year-long celebration and commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor. I’ll write more about NYC 400 in another post, but first a little more about Mr. Hudson. Hudson Valley magazine had a great piece about him, with some interesting facts. For instance, he called the river he explored the “River of Mountains,” which is now called the Hudson River. He was born in Great Britain, but sailed and explored for Holland (now the Netherlands). The ship he took from Europe to North America was the Half Moon, and it had a crew of only about a dozen sailors, and was only 85 feet long. The most interesting fact to me is that the Half Moon entered New York Harbor on September 11, 1609…look at that day again…how uncanny is that? Another thing I didn’t know is that he died on his last voyage, when his mutinous crew set him adrift in a small boat in Hudson Bay in 1611. Poor fellow. Here’s the magazine article:

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