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Hendrick Hudson passing the Highlands of the Hudson River, about 1915

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Hendrick Hudson passing the Highlands of the Hudson River, about 1915
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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This object appears in the following sections:


The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s
The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s — Port Traffic

RELATED OBJECTS
Steamer Hendrick Hudson (model)


Steamer Hendrick Hudson passing the Highlands of the Hudson River
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This photograph shows the steamer Hendrick Hudson passing the Highlands of the Hudson River, about 1915. A brochure for the Hudson River Day Line describes this part of the excursion: "The passage of the Highlands occupies a full hour and is one of the most beautiful water journeys in the world. That such wild, rugged scenery should exist only forty miles from New York is indeed remarkable. Bold, verdure-clad mountains rising directly from the water's edge, little changed by the close-pressing population of the Empire State, are a perpetual delight."
Physical Description
Photograph
Details
Date Made:
about 1915
Dates Used:
about 1915 - about 1915
Locations:
New York
Note:
Hudson River Valley
History

The side-wheel Hudson River excursion steamer Hendrick Hudson was built in 1906 by the Marvel Shipbuilding Company at Newburgh, NY, for the Hudson River Day Line. The steamer's steel hull was 400 feet long overall, with a beam of 45.1 feet at the gunwales and 82 feet over the guards. Its depth in the hold was 13.4 feet, and the draft was 7.5 feet. The Hendrick Hudson was powered by a 3-cylinder compound direct-acting engine of 6200 horsepower. Licensed to carry 5500 passengers, the Hendrick Hudson operated on the New York City to Albany run until 1948. In 1951 the steamer was towed to Philadelphia and broken up.

A Hudson River Day Line brochure boasted: "Day Line steamers are of steel construction, swift and exceptionally well appointed. They are famous for the beauty of their lines. Built entirely for first-class passengers and carrying no freight, they cater exclusively to the safety, comfort and convenience of their passengers."


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