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    • Norwich

    • Steamboats; Ice-breaking vessels;
    • One of the longest-lived wooden vessel, the Hudson River steamboat, Norwich, was a passenger boat and a ferry, but was better known as a tugboat and an icebreaker. She was so successful at breaking ice, she was known as "The Ice King".
    • Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse

    • Postcards; Battlefields; Lighthouses;
    • Stony Point Lighthouse, the oldest on the Hudson, marked the entrance to the Hudson Highlands for nearly a hundred years and was built in 1826, the result of a contract between Thomas Phillips, of New York City, and Jonathan Thompson,...
    • Stony Point, Hudson River

    • Postcards; Rivers; Coastlines; Lighthouses;
    • This image was hand-colored. Stony Point Lighthouse, the oldest on the Hudson, marked the entrance to the Hudson Highlands for nearly a hundred years and was built in 1826, the result of a contract between Thomas Phillips, of New York City, and...
    • Vema

    • Photographs; Ships;
    • The Vema was the first Lamont ship. Built in 1923 for E. F. Hutton and christened Hussar—a 202-foot, three-masted, luxuriously appointed schooner. It was sold 11 years later to George Ungar Vetlesen, who renamed her Vema, for his wife, Maude (née...
    • Conrad

    • Photographs; Ships
    • The Conrad was a later Lamont ship. Lamont’s second ship, the Robert D. Conrad, a new research vessel built by the Navy and given to the Observatory to operate in 1962, embarked on ambitious, near-continuous research missions from the very start....
    • Unit 04-Comparing New Rochelle, Then and Now

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Universities & colleges;
    • There was no specific dress code at school although girls wore skirts and boys wore trousers. He talks about swimmimg at Hudson Park. He talks about how beautiful a beach it was, much more attractive than the private beach clubs. He describes...
    • Charter Agreement for Use of Sloop Orange

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--18th Century;
    • This Charter agreement is for use of one third of the tonnage of the Sloop Orange, a 60-ton vessel, for shipment of freight from any part of the North River (now Hudson) to and from the Town of Newburgh, N.Y..
    • Before the Storm, Hudson River

    • Rivers; Clouds; Boats;
    • Sunlight illuminates dark storm clouds above a choppy Hudson River. Two boats, one a steam and the other a sailing vessel, ply the waters.
    • Onderdonk House Historical Plaque, Piermont, NY

    • Plaques; Historic sites;
    • The plaque identifying and commemorating the Onderdonk House in Piermont, NY is mounted on a rock. It says, "On May 4, 1783 General George Washington and Governor George Clinton landed near here on their way to Tappan to meet with Sir Guy Carleton,...
    • Steamer Chrystenah

    • Steamboats; Ferries; Postcards;
    • A postcard photo of the Chrystenah plying the waters of the Hudson River. There is also an image of the vessel's main stairway.
    • The 'Vema'

    • Ships; Decks (Ships); Machinery;
    • The oceanographic vessel, the 'Vema', had a huge winch with cable that could drag for miles down into the ocean or behind the ship. When not out at sea, it was moored at the end of the long pier in Piermont, NY.The ship was owned by the...
    • 'Henry W. Longfellow' catamaran, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • From p. 47 of "Old Nyack": " The 'Henry W. Longfellow', designed by William Voorhis, was an experiment in navigation launched in 1880. The vessel had two cigar-shaped hulls 200 feet long and 5 1/2 feet in diameter amidships. A single deck rested on...

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