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REPLICA OF HENRY HUDSON’S HALF MOON SAILING SHIP ARRIVES FRIDA
With flags flying, cannon blazing and fanfare, the full-scale replica of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon sailing ship will arrive for a ceremony with Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Friday, July 19 at 4 PM. Mayor Gallo will be escorted to the mouth of the Hudson River via a private boat from Rondout Creek to meet the replica ship HALF MOON and join the ship’s crew members for an arrival ceremony at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
The arrival of the ship is in preparation for the River Day Festival on Saturday, July 20, which will run from 11AM to 6 PM. The Half Moon, with its unique appearance and history, will present quite a distinctive sight on the Rondout Creek waterfront. Tours of the Half Moon will cost $7; no charge for children 16 and younger accompanied by parents. Historical crew will demonstrate ship crafts, historical navigation and re-enactments including musket and cannon salutes, family friendly games and hands-on activities. Admission to the festival and grounds of the Hudson River Maritime Museum is free. However, there will be an admission fee to the Hudson River Maritime Museum galleries.