Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And Stories of a Deckhand
Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and the Stories of a Deckhand is a complete business, economic, technical, and social history of the ferryboats that were once operated across the Hudson River to Manhattan from New Jersey and that were owned and operated by various railroad companies in conjunction with their commuter and long-distance passenger trains. The work also covers the Staten Island Ferry (formerly operated by the B&O Railroad) and New York Waterway's present-day revival of services connecting with New Jersey Transit commuter-train services.
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Very detailed look at life on the Hudson River. Filled with photos illustrations and recounted tales both tall and real of how great ships served those in the greater NY-NJ AREA IN THE 1800-1900s
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