Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Hudson River Day Line
Background photograph courtesy Library of Congress.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 41° 42.636′ N, 73° 56.375′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) Ό 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 7/10 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. Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Poughkeepsie's Waterfront (within shouting distance Lange Rack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie Waterfront (about 600 feet away); The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company (about 700 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 700 feet away); Main Street Ferry Landing (about 700 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.
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1. The Steamer Albany. The graceful steamer Albany was built for the Day Line in 1880. The Albany was the first known river steamer to carry three boilers and three smokestacks abreast. Originally having the traditional round paddlewheel covers, by the time of this photo in 1907 she features a more streamlined appearance. (Submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Mystery On A Hudson River Steamship. As is well known, many a Hudson River steamship found its final resting place at the bottom of the river or run aground on the abundant rocks of its shorelines... (Submitted on February 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.