Onrust Boat

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Known as the “first yacht to be built in America,” the Onrust was constructed in 1614 by Adriaen Block most likely on Manhattan or Governors Island. Building the ship was a feat in itself, taking four months during the bitter winter of 1614. Block’s crew along with the help of Native Americans, used timber salvaged from the ship the Tijger which burned down in 1613.

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