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Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and Stories of a Deck Hand
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Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and Stories of a Deck Hand (Paperback)

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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.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesShipping industriesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasTransport Publisher: Fordham University Press Publication Date: 01/01/1999 ISBN-13: 9780823219544  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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