History on the Water #1

by Livelovelaugh May. 22, 2010 3291 views

In October 2009, New York State celebrated the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, marking the 400th anniversary of the voyages of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain in 1609, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s steamship trip in 1807.

In October 2009, New York State celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. It is said to have been the biggest party in the history of NYC.

We boarded the water taxi at the South Street Seaport.

I'm hoping to make it off the wait-list to board this schooner in a couple of weeks to Ellis Island. :)

We were lectured by a historian who guided us through this grand celebration, pointing out landmarks and showing us humorous photos. By far the coolest workshop I've ever attended.

We traveled around the island, up the Hudson to the George Washington Bridge before turning around.

Here you can see Grant's Tomb.

This is the Pier where I hope to board the Funship this summer…..again. :)

The boat lingered in front of Lady Liberty for a few minutes.

Despite the threat of rain, it was actually a very pleasant evening.

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Elclic 7 years, 4 months ago

Good trip !!! :))))

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Monika 7 years, 4 months ago

haha, you were temporarily a tourist in your own city? ;) the second last shot with lady liberty made me smile... I could be one of those photo freaks ;)

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Tomie Poodle 7 years, 4 months ago

wonderful set M!! 2 is amazing!! goes in my favs! i like very much pic 11, it's funny with all the people and statue with harms up!!! :))

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Alicew 7 years, 4 months ago

Very interesting set! I especially like #2, with the contrast of the sailing ship and skyscrapers.

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 7 years, 4 months ago

viva Liberty!

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Kaitlyn 7 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful shots! I saw Lady Liberty but couldn't get a clear close up picture from the Empire State Building.

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Krystyna Knypl 7 years, 5 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Jet28 7 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the journey - love the history!

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Diane Davis 7 years, 5 months ago

A lot of history on the NYC waterways. It's great that you can enjoy so much of it. Very nice pictures, I love the Statue of Liberty.

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