I can’t remember how many times I heard this referred to a Dutch invasion.  Traditional and modern Dutch vessels paraded past  Intrepid, where various types of nobility watched.  I thought it remarkable how successfully sail obscures naval vessels, identified later.  If I’m not mistaken, from right to left, we see Sterre, Vrouwe Cornelia with just the bowsprit of Sydsulver visible, and the Fugelfrij.  For profiles on each of the traditional vessels, click here.


The first two here are Onrust and Groene Vecht, discussed in previous posts.


They come in all sizes but share curves and lines of wooden shoes, especially true of


De Goede Hoop, a Staverse jol.


Suggestion of kayak lines exist in the Giethoornse punter called Henry Hudson, with the VOC logo on its sail.  I visited Giethoorne a few years back; it’s  a small village in central Netherlands known as “Venice of the North,” in that it has no roads, only waterways.  I love the large decorated rudder.


Pieternel is a Zeeuwse poon, built in 1890.  Look closer.


Fashion for the docks and quays of Vollendam  a la 1890s.


and a several dozen . . . Flying Dutchman aka vliegende hollander boats.


McAllister Sisters found a place in the parade tailing a Lemsteraak called Groenling.


A wonderful parade . . . that should have happened a day before when thousands of New Yorkers had found themselves taking the air along the river.   See the flatbottoms close up next Sunday afternoon on Governors Island.  See the schedule here.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.