Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mary Powell Bell
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
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. Marker is located near the Hudson River Maritime Museum, on the Kingston riverfront. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceSections 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.