Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Onrust Enroute to NYC

CBS6: Dutch replica ship departs Rensselaer, heads to NYC

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.

Daily Gazette: Onrust rolls out; tears flow (with video, photos)
Volunteers weep as years of work float into reality

It floats! The ship built by locals who had never made so much as a rowboat before is now sailing the Mohawk River.

The original Onrust (pronounced AHN'-roost, Dutch for "Restless") was the first decked vessel to be built entirely in America. The reconstruction of the Onrust has been taking place over the last three years, at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Schenectady county. Learn more about The Onrust Project at their web site, and visit her when she returns to Rensselaer on June 13 for Hudson400 River Day.

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