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Do you know that this model is of a ship which came to North America in 1609? Her captain was named Henry Hudson, who the river that flows through Albany is named after. 

Henry was from England, but sailed for the Dutch to find the Northwest Passage to India.

Henry never found the passage but he did note in his journal a description of a mermaid which he said his men saw swimming alongside their ship! Do you think it was a real mermaid? 

If you would like to learn more about Hudson and a journal from a man sailing with him, scan the QR code at this stop. Oh, and your next tour stop will be just through the doors to your right.

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