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Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and Stories of a Deck Hand
     

Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and Stories of a Deck Hand

by Raymond J. Baxter, Arthur G. Adams, Adams
 

Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and the Stories of a Deckhand is a complete business, economic, technical, and social history of the ferryboats that were once operated across the Hudson River to Manhattan from New Jersey and that were owned and operated by various railroad companies in conjunction with their commuter and long-distance passenger trains. The work

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Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and the Stories of a Deckhand is a complete business, economic, technical, and social history of the ferryboats that were once operated across the Hudson River to Manhattan from New Jersey and that were owned and operated by various railroad companies in conjunction with their commuter and long-distance passenger trains. The work also covers the Staten Island Ferry (formerly operated by the B&O Railroad) and New York Waterway's present-day revival of services connecting with New Jersey Transit commuter-train services.

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A business, technical, and social history of the ferryboats across the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan that railroad companies operated in connection with their commuter and long-distance passenger trains. New chapters have been added to the 1989 edition on the Staten Island Ferry, and New York Waterway's revival of ferry service in conjunction with New Jersey Transit's commuter rail service. Photographs since the late 19th century, and drawings before that, illustrate the boats and facilities. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780823219544
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
11.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond J. Baxter worked on the New York Harbor waterfront for almost forty years, serving first as a railroad deckhand and then as a railroad police officer. Arthur G. Adams is founding president of the Hudson River Maritime Center at Roundabout Landing in Kingston. In 1981, he was given a special award of merit for outstanding achievement in Regional Studies by the State University of New York. He is Executive Vice President of the Hudson River Navigation Company is trustee of the Victor Herbert Performance Trust Fund.

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