CREST: On a wreath tenne (orange) and azure (blue) the full rigged ship
"Half Moon" all proper.
[Boat reddish brown; poop light blue with clouds; rails green with red
between; figure head red lion with yellow mane; crow's nests red; lantern
gold, flags as indicated; moon on sail same as that on the stern of
|This device is the official emblem of the National
Guard of New York and is borne on the colors of each organization, surmounting
their Coats of Arms.
The Crest is Henry Hudson's ship "Half Moon" in which he discovered the
Hudson River in 1609. The original European settlement in New York was
Dutch and the twists of the wreath are orange and blue, the colors of
the house of Nassau.
The original drawing submitted for the crest was made from a water
color sketch, photographs and description of the "Half Moon" contained
in the Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission
to the Legislature of the State of New York, 20 May 1910.