Shipping News

October 18, 2011

“Shipping News” of the Rondout
vol. 2 no. 42 2011

Athens Shipyard Crew

“The Face of Work in the Hudson Valley” exhibition has been extended until Sunday, November 13. The Museum will continue being open daily from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. This exhibition spans approximately 150 years of prints, photographs, artifacts and vintage film — telling the story of how work has dominated the lives of those along the Hudson River since the earliest settlement days.

“Explorers, trappers, traders, farmers, quarrymen, boat builders, brick workers, factory workers, shippers, boat captains and crew, all have left their mark as they did what was needed to earn a living.”

Among the photographs and artifacts on display, you’ll see images of “Athens boatbuilders” from c. 1880; “Brickyard workers at the Cordts Brickyard in Kingston” also from c. 1880; and a “D&H canal boat crewed by a family who lived on the boat as it made its way from the coal fields of Pennsylvania to the Hudson River at Rondout”.

Did you know that in the 19th century, over a dozen ferries connected the opposite shores of the Hudson River, from New York City to Albany? Another interesting fact was that over 500 million bricks a year were produced in the Hudson Valley.

Remember to visit the Anton Otto Fischer exhibit at the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, located at the corner of Wall and Main Streets, before October 30. Eighteen of these stunning seascapes by this noted marine artist and illustrator are on loan from the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s permanent collection. Admission is free and the FHK Gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. 845.339.0720

Lighthouse tours for both the Rondout and Esopus-Meadows lighthouses have been completed for the season.

Thursday, October 20 – 12:00 noon
Cruise ship American Glory (length – 166’) departs from HRMM docks.

Thursday, October 20 – 2:00 pm
Cruise ship American Star (length – 205’) arrives at HRMM docks.

Friday, October 21 – 5:00 am
Cruise ship American Star departs from HRMM docks.

Saturday, October 22 – 9:00 am
“Fall Clean Up” Day for HRMM’s courtyard mascot – the 1898 steam tug Mathilda
Bring your friends, dust masks, gloves, some basic tools and be prepared to work! What a productive way to spend an October Saturday morning along the historic Rondout waterfront at the Maritime Museum.
Coffee and bagels will be provided.
RSVP: hrmm@hvc.rr.com or call 845.338.0071

Sunday, October 23 – 12:00 noon
Cruise ship Grande Mariner (length – 184’) arrives at HRMM docks.

Monday, October 24 – 2:00 am
Cruise ship Grande Mariner departs from HRMM docks.

Monday, October 24 – 6:00 pm
Cruise ship American Star (length – 205’) arrives at HRMM docks.

Tuesday, October 25 – 12:00 noon
Cruise ship American Star departs from HRMM docks.

Tuesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm
Cruise ship American Glory (length – 166’) arrives at HRMM docks.

Wednesday, October 26 – 8:00 am
Cruise ship Independence (length – 210’) arrives at HRMM docks.

Wednesday, October 26 – 12:00 noon
Cruise ship Independence departs from HRMM docks.

Wednesday, October 26 – 5:00 pm
Cruise ship American Glory departs from HRMM docks.