Jed captured these shots of Half Moon several leagues south of Albany.  Might it be what Henry’s welcome party saw 399 years ago?

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A closer-up shows a little of the polychrome that had been designed as ostentatious, to show the discretionary wealth of the VOC.

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The fierce leeuw figurehead sets the fall foliage ablaze.

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Half Moon–the name and logo–speaks of the anti-Spanish “commercial” alliances the Dutch formed.  One Dutchman Jan Jansen, slightly later than Hudson,  in fact turned pirate, sailing with the Moors to prey on the Spanish.

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If you’re wondering what the window under the moon and stars leads to . . .

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it’s a magical cabin.

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Check out the latest on henrysobsession . . . now that we have a glitch out.  Channeling the man through 400 years is as tough as  . . . some other research projects threatening to drown me.

All fotos unless attributed otherwise by Will Van Dorp.

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