An overview of the history of the Hudson River Day Line steamboat company, including photographs, ephemera, and audio from the museum’s extensive Donald Ringwald Hudson River Day Line Collection.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum has made a selection of its archival collections available online through New York Heritage. Thousands of New York-related images, documents, and audio collections are available from hundreds of other museums, historical societies, and libraries on this site.
“Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission. The collected artifacts include historic vessels, objects, archival material and art related to Hudson River transportation, industries and recreation such as paintings, prints, photographs, ephemera, blueprints, artifacts, ship models, a 100-year old shad boat, life boats, lighthouse tender and ice yachts.”