Event Summary

Henry Hudson sails to the present site of Albany

Date

1609

Description

Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the employ of Holland, sails into Delaware Bay, then into New York Harbor on the Half-Moon and up the North River [Hudson River] to the present site of Albany; basis for Dutch claim to "New Netherlands" in 1621

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

237