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Hoorn-Bound Half Moon 3

Here was 2.  Scroll through and you’ll see other posts I’ve done on the vessel in North America.  The photo below shows Half Moon under full sail off Boston earlier this month. Here on an AIS grab from yesterday, BigLift MV Traveller scooted across the North Sea from Scotland into the port at the mouth […]

Hoorn-Bound Half Moon 2

Hats off and dinner on the table to Rod Smith of Narragansett Bay Shipping who put in a long day yesterday getting photos of the loading process of Half Moon onto the deck on BigLift Traveller.  Also many thanks to the hospitable crew of Traveller for accommodating Rod. I’m struck by how diminutive Half Moon […]

Hoorn-Bound Half Moon

If Half Moon had a voice and addressed folks in her new permanent port, she’d say something like this:  Mijn reis is begonnen. Ik zie jullie in minder dan een maan. Almost exactly three months ago, I indicated in this post that Half Moon was bound for a new life in Hoorn, namesake of that rock […]

More Half Moon

Jed captured these shots of Half Moon several leagues south of Albany.  Might it be what Henry’s welcome party saw 399 years ago? A closer-up shows a little of the polychrome that had been designed as ostentatious, to show the discretionary wealth of the VOC. The fierce leeuw figurehead sets the fall foliage ablaze. Half […]

Narrows Encounter + a HalfMoon

A fortnight PLUS 400 years ago, Half Moon lay in what we now call the Upper Bay;  a momentous encounter of civilizations soon drew blood, and  would draw more.   Today is more or less the anniversary of the northernmost point reached by Half Moon.  What little we know of the actual trip comes from the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 18

Let’s go back to September 2009.  CMA CGM Marlin, launched 2007,  was the standard size back then . . .  The 5092-teu vessel has since been scrapped, after only nine years of service!! Over a dozen sailing barges came to NYC to sail in New York waters in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 15

It’s that time again . . .  a glance back at exactly a decade ago.  Back in June 2009, the 400th anniversary of the Half Moon going up the Hudson kicked off with a 20th century version of the Half Moon going up the Hudson.  Note the banner hung to the old TZ Bridge along […]

Retro Sixth Boro 8

One satisfying thing to me about these retro posts is noticing how much the local fleet has changed.  All these photos I took in November 2008.  Coral Queen was scrapped at least eight or nine years ago.  Maersk Donegal has had two name changes since 2008, now know as Santa Priscila, and no longer calls […]

Something Different 25

I’m told this vessel from bottom of keel to mast tops measures more than 8 feet.  Can you identify its location?  Here’s some more info:  “Marcus T. Reynolds designed the weathervane atop the center tower, a 400 pound replica of the Half Moon, which is 6 feet, 9 inches long and 8 feet, 10 inches tall, and the […]

Sail Amsterdam 2015

I first thought to call this PBB 5, following on 1, 2, 3, and 4 from last year, taken from a harbor area in “north” Amsterdam called “place beyond belief.”.  But sometimes straightforward is clearest. Check out Half Moon, gone over the Ocean and now leading a parade  . . . hanging with the likes […]