Chapters: 1600s Ships, Bridges Completed in the 1600s, Maritime Incidents in 1603, Maritime Incidents in 1606, Maritime Incidents in 1609, Maritime Incidents in 1686, Bridge of Sighs, La Belle, Sea Venture, Pont Neuf, Half Moon, Santa Catarina, Si-O-Se Pol, Pepper Wreck, Puente de Piedra. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 55. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: New Netherland series item Settlements : item item The Patroon System Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions item Directors of New Netherland : Cornelius Jacobsen Mey (1620-25) Willem Verhulst (1625-26) Peter Minuit (1626-32) Sebastiaen Jansen Krol (1632-33) Wouter van Twiller (1633-38) Willem Kieft (1638-47) Peter Stuyvesant (1647-64) item People of New Netherland New Netherlander Twelve Men Eight Men Nine Men item Flushing Remonstrance item The Halve Maen in the Hudson River The Halve Maen (English : Half Moon ) was a Dutch East India Company ship which sailed in what is now New York harbor in September 1609. It was commissioned by the Dutch Republic to covertly find an eastern passage to China. The ship was captained by Henry Hudson who was an Englishman in the service of the Dutch Republic.The Halve Maen sailed from Amsterdam to the Barents Sea , turning westward to traverse the Atlantic Ocean , then sailed from Newfoundland to the south in search of the Northwest Passage .In his 1625 book New World , which contains invaluable extracts from Hudson s lost journal, Johannes de Laet, a director of the West India Company , writes that they "bent their course to the south until, running south-southwest and southwest by south, they again made land in latitude 41° 43 , which they supposed to be an island, and gave it...
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