Tugster: A Waterblog features some nice shots, and a couple of stunning shots, of the reconstruction of Henry Hudson’s ship, Half Moon. Great stuff for presentations, and he likes to share.
Tugster is an outstanding repository of images of tugboats, ships and other things related to the commerce of Greater New York Harbor, and boats on the water generally. Tugster’s collection of images should be regular source material for teachers of history, economics, geography and government.
Notice how the figurehead frightens even the trees to blazing red.
Tugster tells us that Henry Hudson himself is blogging, channeling across 400 years — perhaps tired of duckpins with his crew in the Adirondacks (hello, Rip van Winkel!). Can your students correspond with Henry Hudson?
- New Netherlands Museum, Half Moon site
- Interdisciplinary curricula, for math, science, writing and history, featuring the Half Moon
- More good photos of Half Moon, very close up, from Tugster
- Albany Times-Union site on the replica Half Moon – a great site for students and in-class presentations