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    The Onrust

    Ladies and gentlemen I present to you The Onrust ! This is a nearly exact replica of the first ship (yacht) built in NY in 1614 by Dutch sailors stranded after their original ship burned. This has been in progress for over 2 Ĺ years and took its maiden voyage today, May 20, 2009. I have had the privelege of helping build this wonderful vessel in what little spare time I have on weekends. It has been a lot of fun and very educational. Some of you may remember that I turned the winch that will raise and lower the mast, which is collapsible to go under bridges and such. There is still a lot of work to do but she floats and sails under her own power. Our Captain is fantastic with a bunch of inexperienced landlubbers. I got to sail with her from above Lock 9 on the Mohawk River to her mooring cove where the final fit up will be done. She will then sail to NYC to participate in the Quadricentenial of Henry Hudsonís trip up his namesake river in 1609. She will then become a floating classroom to educate people on the rich history of our area and the significant influence of the Dutch on our society. I am proud to be a part of this very interesting project.
    More information can be found at the Onrust website.

    www.theonrust.com
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    Last edited by Don Orr; 05-21-2009 at 02:15 AM. Reason: Title change
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    way to go don!!
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    Thanks Dan

    It's been quite a ride! It was amazing to actally see her float and to get to be on board while under way.
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    Don, that has got to be very, very cool

    Dunno why, but I've always wanted to build a boat, or be involved in building one. I was born and raised in the mountains, far from the sea, but I've always wanted to build a boat

    Cheers!
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    That's about as cool as it can get. Definitely one of those "once in a lifetime" projects...a real legacy, too.
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    Very cool Don, thanks for posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Orr View Post
    It's been quite a ride! It was amazing to actally see her float and to get to be on board while under way.
    Had to be very exciting and satisfying. Congratulations to everyone involved in that project.

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