Hudson River Valley, N.Y.

By: Gabby Juslin

The explorer Henry Hudson was born in England in the 16th century. He made his way to the New World in search of different ways to get to Asia, to replace routes that had been used. He was able to make this journey to the New World through funding of the Dutch East India Company.

Throughout his lifetime he made four major journeys to the New World, and every time he did not complete what he truly wanted to do. He did help the growth of America through the discovery of other Native Americans. He got his idea to get from the Pacific Ocean from North America from John Smith, another famous English explorer.

On his last and final expedition in 1610, Henry Hudson made the journey from England to the New World, and it was a very difficult journey. His crew members became weary and angered so they cast out a few members including Hudson and his son. Henry’s former crew set them on a boat and left them stranded. It is said that they later died on that boat near or on the bay that was later called Hudson Bay in honor of the great explorer.

On the shore of the river as it winds through the Valley “at the broad expansion of the river denominated by ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee,… there lies a small market town or rural port, …which by some is called Greensburg, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.”

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a colonial Thanksgiving dinner? Where would you have it? Have you heard of Tarry Town, well it’s the perfect place to have a meal big enough to fill your stomach for days.

But before you head off on your own journey you should beware, there is a deep legend down in the banks of Tarry Town. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 104:26 “There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.” The Dutch not only brought themselves but maybe a tale that is still being told.