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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Powell Bell

 
 
<i>Mary Powell</i> Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
1. Mary Powell Bell Marker
Inscription.
This bell, cast by the Meneely Bell Foundry in West Troy, New York, in 1861, came from the famous steamboat Mary Powell which operated on the Hudson River from 1861 to 1917. The Mary Powell ran between Rondout/Kingston and New York City and was known as the River Queen because of her speed and elegance. The Mary Powell was also known for punctuality. For each landing her bell was rung to signal her arrival, and it was said that people set their clocks by the sound of her bell.

Loan from the New York Historical Society
 
Location. 41° 55.116′ N, 73° 58.876′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of E Strand Street and Broadway, on the left when traveling west on E Strand Street. Click for map. Marker is located near the Hudson River Maritime Museum, on the Kingston riverfront. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sections of the “Old Stone Road” (here, next to this marker); Louis Caterino (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 20th New York State Militia (about 400 feet away); The Delaware and Hudson Canal
Marker with the <i>Mary Powell</i> Bell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
2. Marker with the Mary Powell Bell
(about 400 feet away); Chambers Pear Tree (about 400 feet away); Island Dock (about 500 feet away); Rondout (about 500 feet away); New York State’s Heritage Area System (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
<i>Mary Powell</i> Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
3. Mary Powell Bell Marker
<i>Mary Powell</i> Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
4. Mary Powell Bell Marker
The marker and bell can be seen next to the gazebo on the Kingston riverfront.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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