Monday, 30 November 2009
That's My World, Ships & Sails
My whole life I've had a relationship with the sea: my father had been a sailor for almost 40 years with the R.I.L. (Royal Interocean Lines). My husband loved the sea and had been a sailor for a short time and one of my brothers-in-law has been a sailor until now. The ships in the first slide belong to a bell rope. I am sorry that I don't know all their names.Maybe somebody can help me find the right names.
Bell rope.Not embroidered by me!
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The photos of this slide are from my Dutch daughter, who was in New York in September.
New York City Celebrates 400th Anniversary
By Martin Phillips
26 September 2009
Four hundred years ago this month, Henry Hudson, an English sea explore, but working for the Dutch, was looking for a sea route to Asia. He sailed into what is now New York Harbor. His arrival is celebrated as the beginning of Dutch settlement in North America. A few years later, Dutch traders established New Amsterdam to trade animal furs with local Indians. Today that settlement is known as New York City.
New York City has such a distinctive look it's hard to imagine it was once a small Dutch settlement.
But at New York's South Street Seaport Museum, a centuries-old document proves the Dutch did indeed pay for this land.
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