08 September 2009

Flat-Bottomed Boats Will Be Riding Today

I haven't written many words about the fact that the Hudson Quadricentennial, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of this little section of the Earth, is going down this month. But that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it.

A fine event is set to occur this coming Sunday, Sept. 13, near the Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Flat Bottoms, a fleet of historic Dutch vessels, some more than 100 years old, will enter Atlantic Basin, dock and raise their ceremonial flags. The Flat Bottoms were shipped across the ocean on a freighter. The fleet will also include some modern recreations of historic vessels and the whimsical Musikboot.

PortSide NewYork was instrumental in getting the Dutch Flat Bottomed Fleet berthed in Atlantic Basin during their stay in the NYC area.

The event will take place on the south end of Pier 11, Atlantic Basin, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Enter by foot or bike at Pioneer and Conover Streets or by car at Bowne and Imlay Streets. The event sponsored by NYC EDC and PortSide NewYork.


The Vidiot said...

I have nothing in particular against the Dutch, but did they have to recreate their little village in front of the Native American Museum in Bowling Green? Am I the only one who found that a bit crass?

BoatMechanic said...

Looks cool! I wish I were there