Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hudson-Fulton-Champlain 400th Commemoration Commission

Congressional bill would establish Hudson-Fulton-Champlain 400th Commemoration Commission

"The legislation is intended to assist efforts to celebrate the upcoming 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's first exploratory sail up what is now called the Hudson River in 1609, the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's first exploration in 1609 of what is now called Lake Champlain, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's Hudson River voyage in 1807 in which he introduced steam navigation on a commercial basis."


When the New-York Historical Society decided to give Champlain's astrolabe to Canada, which it had in its collection, I recall reading, reported in a Canadian geographic magazine, I read both Champlain and Hudson, on one day were within 100 miles of each other, from diary reconstruction.

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