|The Common Council on the replica ship, The Hudson, in 2009, the year of the Quadricentennial, Hudson's Namesake Celebration. Note the Henry Hudson style "ruffs" around the necks of several of the aldermen.|
|The Hudson in the 2017 OutHudson Pride Parade |
Photo: Jeff McKinney|Columbia County Current
Last year, when the appropriateness of this municipally owned replica appearing in a "Christian parade" was questioned, Gossips discovered that the mass gathering permit application requesting its use referred to the replica ship, which was a whaling vessel, as "the Noah's Ark Boat Float."
This year, the mass gathering permit application confuses the replica ship with Henry Hudson's ship, the Half Moon.
Each time, there was no question of what was meant. It's not as though the City has a whole fleet of replica ships that are used as parade floats.
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