1881 timetable and map for Steamer Richard Stockton, Hudson River NY

$150.00 CAD

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Nice illustrated brochure for the steamship Richard Stockton. Front cover has the Stockton  full steam on the Hudson River. On back panel, bucolic image of river ‘The Highlands of the Hudson’.

         Season 1881
Steamer Richard Stockton
     Daily Excursions from
    Jersey City and Brooklyn
To West Point and Newburgh

 On top of back page, box advertising:

Connecting train leaving WEST CHESTER via Phila. & West Chester R.R. on Thursdays only at 6 AM…Fare for round trip $3.70

Inner panels:

‘…272 feet long, with 62 feet breadth of beam, and 10 feet depth of hold is equipped with 6 metallic Life Boats, 6 Woolsey Life Buoys…licenced to carry 1500 passengers…”
“..has the largest single boiler carried by any steamer in this country..this iron hulk is covered with three inch heart-pine planking…”
…will stop at Cozzens’ Dock, West Point, in both directions, affording  passengers an hour and a half at that point…”
“…fares for the round trip, form Jersey City and Brooklyn , 50 cents…”

Six double sided panels, one side has sailing information, the back side of the 6 panels has a top to bottom “Panoramic map of the Hudson River, Copyrighted 1881 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.”

From Newburg at the top to Brooklyn at the bottom. Below the map is a list of the landmarks going North, with a one sentence description…Guttenburg Brewery, Colored Orphan Asylum, G.L. Schuyler’s Residence, Haverstone, Washington’s Headquarters,etc…

Printed by American Bank Note Co. New York.

The spine of two pages have a piece of paper glued to it, for mounting in an album. Some light toning.

7” x 3 ½” folded