Sunday, September 20, 2009

NY 400 - the Dutch return

NY 400 - Holland on the Hudson commemorates Henry Hudson's arrival in the river now named for him (though it is still the North River in the maritime trades). Part of that is the yacht squadron transported here on the Flinterduin. The traditional craft spent a night at Atlantic Basin in Red Hook (Rood Hoek) (where my grandfather worked on the President Street piers his entire working life). I attended the welcoming ceremony there. The next day the squadron headed north - following in Hudson's wake. For great coverage of their journey go to Tugster, as always the best source of photo coverage of New York Harbor. Click on thumbnails to expand.