Going Coastal

Join Discover Boating on the Water for Hudson River Day!

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Public Waterfront on May 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

New York’s 400th Anniversary on the Hudson River!
River Day is the quadricentennial (400 years) celebration of the first European expedition up the Hudson River, one of our country’s most historic waterways. Help commemorate its past, celebrate the present and preserve its future while kicking off summer boating season!

Event Details:
Who: Recreational boaters, including members of boat and yacht clubs in and around Manhattan and along the Hudson River.

What: Relay Flotilla – Boats are invited to sail around the tip of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty to be led up the Hudson River by historic flagships. Along the way, boaters will be welcomed by boating clubs that line the Hudson River. Each club will send their members out to continue the relay, tracing Henry Hudson’s path to Albany. The flagships leading the way include the Onrust and Half Moon.

When: Saturday, June 6 – Line up at the Statue of Liberty at 8 a.m.; Depart at 9 a.m.; Tune into Channel 72 for updates.

Where:  Launching from the Statue of Liberty. Click here for more details.

Why:  Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic expedition up the river that now bears his name.

How: Participation is FREE and all boats are welcome! Click here to register your boat.

Join hundreds of recreational boaters and an historic fleet of ships, including an exact replica of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon. Whether for a few hours or the full nine-day cruise from Liberty Island to Albany, help Discover Boating commemorate this impressive anniversary and celebrate one of our nation’s greatest waterways.


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