Page Title: Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Flags

Explore 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.

Hudson Fulton Celebration Flag

Explore NY 400 Flag

3x5' Outdoor Nylon Flag finished with canvas heading and brass grommets.




3x5' #CUSHF



This was from the ExploreNY web site that now seems to have been taken down:

"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