In 1606, the Duyfken, commanded by Willem Janszoon, became the first European vessel to sail to the continent of Australia. In 1999, in an act of “experimental archaeology,” a replica of of the Dutch ship was built in Freemantle, Australia. The goal was to build a replica that approached the remarkable sailing qualities of the original ship. The effort was a success. Now over 400 years after the original first sailed the shallow seas of the East Indies, the Duyfken replica continues its legacy. Recently three short videos were posted of the Duyfken sailing in the Arafura Sea between Australia and New Guinea. Thanks to Margaret Muir for pointing them out.