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River Day 2009

How exciting – Celebrate NY’s 400th – celebrating the great voyage of 400 years ago when Henry Hudson first saw this beautiful valley.  We are also celebrating the river, boats and all of our valley communities with the Great River Day Flotilla.

The flotilla started this morning with the boat and yacht clubs of Manhattan and New York City being the first to send out their memberships around the tip of Manhattan and coming round the statue of liberty led up the river by our New York State heritage flagships tracing Henry Hudson’s path to Albany. 

Along the shores at Verplanck’s Steamboat dock, we sat waiting to see the flagships; the famous Onrust, Clearwater, the Woody Guthrie, the Half Moon and the Mystic Whaler were scheduled to participate in this historic event.

Having grown up in Verplanck, it was a pleasure to see so many friends gathered around the dock on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.  As we all sat with out folding chairs, coolers, picnic lunches eagerly awaiting the ships!  The boat traffic was much more than we’ve seen recently.  Today was all about celebrating our great Hudson Valley and Hudson River.   We cheered and waved as these beautiful ships passed by us.  Flags waving, cannons fired and salutes from the Coast Guard–simply wonderful! 

So I “wonder” what did those like Henry Hudson think when they first passed our shores? 

Thanks to great activities such as this (and my age I would suspect LOL) my love for the river and the beautiful Hudson Valley grows deeper each year.

Hopefully you will get to enjoy some of the many exciting activities scheduled throughout the month of June!

Onrust-replica-June-7-2009

Onrust-replica-June-7-2009

Mystic Whaler River Day June 7 2009

Mystic Whaler River Day June 7 2009

Clearwate Sloop River Day June 7 2009

Clearwate Sloop River Day June 7 2009

Halfmoon River Day June 7 2009

Halfmoon River Day June 7 2009

2009 marks the 400th anniversaries of the voyage of English Captain Henry Hudson, who led (for the Dutch) the first European expedition to sail up the river that now bears his name

I’ve lived along this beautiful river (Verplanck) my entire life and am so grateful to truly love and appreicate it’s beauty and history.

Travel Trip New Yorks 400th Hudson Valley

Celebrate New York’s 400th with activities and events that will remind you why you live in the Hudson Valley and hopefully near our beautiful river.

June 6 will be the official River Day-many events and activities will are scheduled at various marinas along the river.

Here is a list of a few events:

 

Chris Letts serving samples of plank baked shad at last year's Shadfest

Chris Letts serving samples of plank baked shad at last year's Shadfest

 
Bridge Music – June 6

Photo: © 2006, Spencer Ainsley for The Poughkeepsie Journal

Photo: © 2006, Spencer Ainsley for The Poughkeepsie Journal

 

You may want to order your Souvenir Book ofor Quadricentennial by Mildred (Millie) Sullivan Schlachter, a local, Hudson River Valley region writer, presents, “A River Beckons….” Especially written for the ’2009 – Quadricentennial Celebration.

There are so many events scheduled that it is sure to be a wonderful tribute and celebration for all who participate. I am excitied(can you tell) and ready to attend as many of these events as possible! But in the event that I do not get to attend and you do, share with me which event you attend-you know, the where, when, how was it kind of stuff.

I really do love living along the river and love the Hudson Valley–I can’t image ever living anywhere else!

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