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    • Julius Petersen Advertisement

    • Advertisements; Boat & ship industry; Boat & ship companies;
    • This advertisement for Julius Petersen appeared in Power Boating magazine, date unknown. But Peterson's address is the foot of Burd Street, just adjoining the Nyack ferry landing so it was before the company moved to Upper Nyack. The firm was...
    • Aerial photo of downtown Nyack 1981

    • Aerial views
    • From an airplane, most of the Village of Nyack is visible. At the foot of Main Street is the old marina with its "lighthouse," (once an oil storage tank) and the old ferry terminal.
    • Bill of sale, July 7, 1787

    • African American boys; African American children; African American slaveholders; African American women; African Americans; Huguenots; Slavery; Slaveholders; Slave bills of sale; Slave records;
    • Settlement from the Estate of Cornelius T. Jansen to the Estate of Thomas Jansen, dated July 7, 1787. The document lists two enslaved Africans, Rose and Frink (Frank). The two were separated and sold to different individuals, Rose to Johannis...
    • Prof. Carl Rose

    • African American men;
    • Portrait of a African American man, labeled Prof. Carl Rose along the bottom in pen. The man is seating on a dark colored chair with long tassels along the base and back, one foot of the stool is visible. Fabric is draped along the left hand side...
    • Page 44, photo 2

    • Ambulances; Men; World War, 1914-1918; Smoking; Books
    • Photograph. Henry Suckley sits casually between the carriage lamps in cab of ambulance with right foot up on dashboard; he has open book in front of him and appears to have cigarette or cigar in his mouth.
    • Baptism in Hudson River at Nyack, NY

    • Baptisms; Rivers; Postcards;
    • A crowd has gathered to watch a baptism by immersion in the Hudson River at the foot of Main Street in Nyack. In the water (behind the two rowboats) are two men and a woman. The man with his hand raised will do the baptizing. The building in the...
    • Ferry slip, Nyack, NY

    • Boat & ship industry; Boats; Ferries;
    • This view of the Nyack waterfront, at the foot of Main Street, is unusual. A tug boat is in close, next to a boat yard littered with lumber. Behind it is the ferry, 'Tappan Zee.' The terminal building is in the distance.The Hudson River is behind...
    • Interior of B. W. Church boatyard

    • Boat & ship industry; Interiors;
    • This photograph is a wonderful document of a boat builder’s shop and the working attire of the carpenters and machinists. At a later date, Church’s daughter, Dorothy, wrote on the back of the photograph:"shop 5th Ave. about 1907. BWC [Church] 2nd...
    • B. W. Church calling card, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • "B. W. Church, manufacturer and dealer in boats and engines. Originator of the famous 'Lysbet' type of small cruisers - the greatest and most complete little ship built. - Eighteen and twenty-one feet. Also larger cruisers and houseboats. Marine...
    • Church’s second boatyard in Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • Photographs and postcards document the physical growth of the B. W. Church boatyard and shop at the north end of Gedney Street near the foot of Fifth Avenue and Ackerman Lane. The yard in 1903 has a number of frame, gable-roofed buildings. Three...
    • Smith's Shipyard circa 1870, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • Twelve shipbuilders and a young boy, along with a wagon and mule, are arrayed in front of several boats under construction at Smith's Shipyard at the foot of Fourth Avenue in Nyack. The yacht, Gracie, for more than five years the swiftest boat of...
    • Dorothy and Mildred Church on the bow of a boat, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry; Children;
    • This charming undated photograph shows Church’s daughters, Dorothy and Mildred, sitting on the bow of a boat. The other children and adults are not identified. The image probably commemorates the launching of a new boat on the marine railway at...
    • The Church family and friends, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • This outdoor gathering included Eliza and Byron Church, on the left, and their daughters, Mildred and Dorothy, in the front. At this time the family lived at 25 Fourth Avenue, with the boatbuilding business at the foot of the street. The other...
    • Day cruiser "Ojai"

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • The day cruiser, "Ojai," property of Mr. LeRoy Frost of Upper Nyack, was designed and built by Julius Petersen of Nyack. In the 1924 Nyack Directory, Petersen's is located at the foot of Burd Street, south of ferry landing. The business later moved...

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