Page Title: Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Flags
New York 400 Flag
This flag was used to commemorate three landmark passages in New York State and
American history. The Quadricentennial commemorated the explorations of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain in 1609, as
well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first steamship voyage along
the Hudson River.
Explore NY 400 Flag
3x5' Outdoor Nylon Flag finished with
canvas heading and brass grommets.
This was from the ExploreNY web site that now seems to have been
"It happens that 2009 marks the dual 400th anniversaries of the
voyage of English Captain Henry Hudson, who led (for the Dutch) the first
European expedition to sail up the river that now bears his name, and Frenchman
Samuel de Champlain, the first to gaze upon the waters of the namesake lake. To
celebrate these simultaneous Quadricentennials – as well as the 200th
anniversary of Robert Fulton’s maiden journey up the Hudson River on the first
successful steamboat – New York State and its many communities are planning a
yearlong series of events. Starting from the harbor of the big apple to our
state capitol and up to Quebec we are focusing on the commemoration of the
Discovery of New York, celebrating our Dutch, French and English roots and
heritage. While we are at it, we will also celebrate who we are, unique among
other states, with the notable distinction of our embrace of diversity,
tolerance and innovation. Most important of all, we are utilizing all of the
state resources and agencies to map out a planned legacy of environmental and
economic sustainability so that the 500th anniversary of New York is assured.
Our slogan: New York’s 400th-celebrating the past, planning for the future! "
In honor of this year's 2009 Hudson
Fulton Quadricentennial, the Half Moon Postcard Club has reprinted a rare
old postcard showing a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon at the
Newburgh, NY Waterfront for the 1909 celebration, The cost is $1.00