Memorial Day weekend through mid-October, The Connecticut River Museum hosts the Onrust, a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614. Now in its 3rd year of gracing our docks, Onrust is available for public cruises as well as private charters.
The Onrust, which is Dutch for "unrest" or "restless", was a Dutch ship built by captain and explorer Adriaen Block and his crew to replace the Tyger, which was destroyed by fire during the winter of 1613 in New York Bay. Onrust's construction took place near Manhattan during the winter of 1614. The ship was America's first yacht.