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Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Steamboat & Ferry Landing

The Great Connector

 
 
Steamboat & Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Steamboat & Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription.  Poughkeepsie's steamboat and ferry landing at the foot of Main Street (now Victor C. Waryas Park) was a bustling transportation hub. The horse-drawn trolleys are an early instance of public transportation.

Background photo from the B.L. Rudberg collection In memory of the late Austin McEntee, who preserved these photographs for posterity.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 42.634′ N, 73° 56.153′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) ¼ mile east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the north railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 1/2 mile west of the Parker Avenue parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poughkeepsie's Little Italy (a few steps from this marker); Catskill Mountains
Steamboat & Ferry Landing Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Hudson River in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Steamboat & Ferry Landing Marker • wide view
(Hudson River in background)
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(a few steps from this marker); North River Steamboat of Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Mid-Hudson Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intercollegiate Rowing Association (about 400 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach (about 500 feet away); Named for Englishman Henry Hudson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
 
More about this marker. Originally built in 1889, today the repurposed Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge carries a scenic pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River.
 
Also see . . .  The Hudson River Day Line. The Hudson River Day Line was the premier steamboat line on the Hudson River from the 1860s through the 1940s, carrying millions of passengers between New York City and Albany with stops at the major towns in between. The elegant and speedy steamers of the Day Line were widely known and popular with the traveling public. (Submitted on February 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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