The Hudson River's last day passenger steamboat was "Bay Belle". Built in 1910 the "Bay Belle" operated under different names and for different companies for decades. During her time on the Hudson River "Bay Belle" carried charters from New York City to day resorts at Bear Mountain, Rye, and from Yonkers to Rockaway Beaches.. Author Richard V. Elliott writes of "Bay Belle" in his manuscript "The Boats of Summer" : "Never intended to be biggest, fastest, or most luxurious, this hard working, medium-sized steamer was a survivor that transported and entertained millions."
Passenger steamboats sold souvenirs onboard such as the pennant, pin and postcard shown here.
Tickets were also kept as memorabilia of "Bay Belle" summer excursions.
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