Hudson River Boats

Hudson River Boats West Point New York


Stock #: 533919
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: West Point
State: New York (NY)
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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A tow just north of West Point. These tows consist of from 40 to 80 canal boats connected by strong bawlers. They are placed 4 to 6 abreast and 10 to 12 feet apart. The procession moves in the wake of a steam tug, from 6 to 10 tows passing up the Hudson daily. The journey to Albany or Troy accomplished, they dispence in various directions on inland waters to distribute their freight of bricks, lumber, coal, etc.
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