Voyages of New Netherland


The timeline linked here tells the story of New Netherland through the perspective of ships. Voyages to New Netherland typically left in December or January and arrived in spring, after the winter ice had melted and furs could again be brought down the river. Ships appear on the timeline by year of arrival. Scroll through the years using the scroll tool in the black band at the bottom of the timeline or click on a year to move to it quickly. Click on the arrow in the ship bubble to read more. Think about how ships might have interacted with each other. Click on the "3d" bubble on the bottom left for a different view of the timeline.

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. More


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