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Passenger steamer New York (1887) of The Hudson River Day Line.
"Strictly first-class, no freight. A pleasant feature is an orchestra on each steamer."
Rain kept out, or sun shielded?

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Built in 1887 by Harlan & Hollingsworth at Wilmington, Delaware.
In service until October 1908 when she burned to a total loss while out of service at Newburgh, NY.
The New York Albany service of some 140 miles for many years was scheduled at 9 1/2 hours and that included perhaps a dozen landings between the terminal cities.
The Company encountered financial dificulties and was wound up in 1948: a successor company did not continue the daily sailings between the two cities.

Steel hull, 1,553GT, 301' x 40', (lengthened to 335' in 1897), Sidewheel, vertical beam, cylinder 75" x 12' stroke.
About 20 knots max: 2,500 passenger capacity. Breadth over guards would be near 75'.
Engine was salvaged and installed in the 'Robert Fulton', same company, same service.

Bruce C
 

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Thanks for the history Bruce! I really like those ships. The americans manage to combine elegance with a jaunty look that is really enticing to me. It's always a "let's dare something" about US ships, be it fishing schooners or river steamers, and this one with it's "gangster capped" wheelhouse, cross-row of three funnels, and dark painted (red?) walking beam high in the air really seems to be bristling with it. Stein
 

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