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Henry Hudson

 
 
Henry Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
1. Henry Hudson Marker
Inscription.
From this ancient
"Tower of Tears"
erected 1482 A.D.
Henry Hudson
set sail
April 4th.'1609 A.D.
on the vessel "Half Moon"
on that voyage of discovery
destined to bring him to
the harbor of New York
and the Hudson River

This memorial
erected
September
1927
by
The Greenwich Village Historical Society
of New York City, U.S.A.
Catherine Parker Clivette, Founder
Semilla Jameson Heinzmann Sculptor

 
Erected 1927 by Greenwich Village Historical Society.
 
Location. 52° 22.584′ N, 4° 54.144′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Prins Hendrikkade, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Prins Hendrikkade 94, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 AE, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schreierstoren (a few steps from this marker); Spoorviaduct Oostertoegang Centraal Station / Railway Viaduct, Eastern Entrance, Central Station (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sint Olofskapel / Saint Olof's Chapel (about 150 meters away); Chet Baker
350th Anniversary Plaque from the Port of New York Authority image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
2. 350th Anniversary Plaque from the Port of New York Authority
Found just to the right of the Henry Hudson Marker.
(about 180 meters away); Bet van Beeren (about 210 meters away); Anthoniespoort / St. Anthony's Gate (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Municipal Morgue (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Franz Liszt (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Henry Hudson, Voyage of the Half Moon, 1609
 
Also see . . .  Henry Hudson (Wikipedia). Henry Hudson (c. 1565–1611) was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. (Submitted on July 9, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
Henry Hudson Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
3. Henry Hudson Marker - Wide View
The Schreierstoren (English incorrectly translated as: Weeper's Tower), originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was built in the 15th century. It was the location from which Henry Hudson set sail on his journey to Northern America. This expedition would lead to the discovery of the island of Manhattan among others. It was built as a defense tower in 1481. It is currently a café and nautical bookstore. The old name was 'Schreyhoeckstoren' meaning in old Dutch the sharp angle of the tower with the once connected citywalls. Later they started calling it in short the Schreierstoren....The myth that it was the place where sailor's wives were weeping when their men set sail is a romantic falsification. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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