Quadricentennial flotilla honored by West Point Soldiers and many others
Specialist Frankie Fraguda, West Point Military Police Co., salutes the Half Moon, a replica of the ship Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 to explore the river that now bears his name (center of photo), as it passes West Point June 7. The MP Co. fired a 15-gun salute, using 75mm Pack Howitzers, from Trophy Point for the Half Moon as it led the Hudson River Quadricentennial flotilla past West Point. It sailed from New York City, leading a procession of ships that joined the flotilla at various intervals along the river, to retrace Hudson's historic route north.

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