Month: March 2022

  • Dutch Racks Revisited: the puzzle of the Hudson River reaches

    Supposedly, the Hudson River was divided by the earliest Dutch navigators into fourteen reaches between New York and Albany. This factoid, though often repeated, remains questionable and unsubstantiated. Two colonial Dutch charts (the Hendrickson Figurative Map of 1616 and the Noort Rivier Chart of 1639) offer fresh insight and support a different conclusion: that Dutch…