CANCELLED: History Cruise: Industrial History
Come join us on the Rip Van Winkle for a two-hour cruise focused on industrial history of the Hudson River. Aboard the boat, passengers will enjoy illustrated lectures on the history of various Hudson River industries with emphasis on the D&H Canal, brick yards, and more. Talks will be 15-20 minutes each with time for questions and answers.
Tickets include hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Boat leaves promptly at 6 pm. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for boarding. All proceeds support the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Date: Thursdsay, July 11, 2019 6:00PM to 8:00PM
General Registration: $49
Member Registration: $39
The Rosendale Natural Cement Industry- Professor Steven Schimmrich SUNY Ulster
In 1898, the Rosendale Cement District employed over 1,000 men and produced 3.5 million barrels of natural cement each year accounting for 42% of U.S. national production. It built iconic structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Croton Aqueduct Dam, west wing of the U.S. Capital, and pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Professor Schimmrich will discuss the discovery and geologic setting of natural cement in the area, the close relationship of the industry with the Delaware and Hudson (D & H) Canal and the Hudson River, and the story of its growth in the 19th Century and eventual decline in the 20th.
The Delaware & Hudson Canal- 19th Century Engine of Prosperity- Bill Merchant Historian and Deputy Director for Collections at D & H Canal Historical Society
In the first quarter of the 19th century America was a young and growing nation. The D&H Canal Company's coal fueled the Industrial Revolution as well as fostering many industries by creating a reliable and affordable transportation network. D&H Canal Historical Society Historian Bill Merchant will briefly outline the history of this important capitalistic enterprise, America's first private million dollar company, and the industries it aided.
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Location: Hudson River Cruises docks
1 E Strand St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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