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Henry Hudson's Half Moon
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Portside view of the ship Half Moon
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Half Moon amidst a line-up of historical ships.

Half Moon

Year: 1609 AD
Category: Modern
Vessel Type: Merchant Ship
Scale: 1/16" = 1 foot
Overall Length: 98 feet

Sailing under the Dutch flag aboard the Half Moon, Henry Hudson explored America's east coast from the Chesapeake Bay to the Arctic.

His accounts of the land's richness led to the Dutch colonization of early America. From this Dutch heritage sprang much of our religious, philosophical, and governmental ideals including the concepts of freedom of religion and separation of Church and State.

Plans and information made available by the New Netherlands Museum, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Working on the miniature scale of 1/16 inch to the foot the resulting carving is 6 inches long.

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Forecastle and bowsprit area.
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The painted designs and patterns on the outboard were common in this era.
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The ivory hull has been stippled below the waterline to appear as barnacled wood.
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Ventilated crows nest.
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Note the glass window of the aft side of forecastle. A very expensive and rare material aboard ship.

Location and Hours

1775 State Route 39
Sugarcreek, Ohio   44681
(330) 852-6096
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays


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