Dutch replica ship heading to NYC for river event

June 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

 A replica of the first Dutch ship built in America is headed to New York City to take part in an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.

The 50-foot Onrust (AHN’-roost) is a full-scale replica of a yacht the Dutch built at Manhattan in 1614 after a fire destroyed their ship.

The replica Onrust was built by volunteers at a historic site along the Mohawk River in Schenectady (skeh-NEHK’-ta-dee) County. It was launched last month and on Monday it began its voyage to Manhattan.

The Onrust docked overnight in Rensselaer, across the river from Albany, and heads down the Hudson Tuesday.

 

The ship will take part in River Day, a weeklong Hudson quadricentennial event that begins Friday in New York Harbor.

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On the Net:

www.theonrust.com

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