BusTalk Forum Index BusTalk
A Community Discussing Buses and Bus Operations Worldwide!
 
 BusTalk MainBusTalk Main FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups BusTalk GalleriesBusTalk Galleries   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The Lights That Guided NY's Harbor Traffic
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> General Transportation - All Other Modes
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure to note the 1777 military map on this page.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spuyten_Duyvil_Creek
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The (excellent!) illustrated history of the Harlem Ship Canal (many rare and historic maritime photos are here, including maps, charts, and advertisements).......

https://myinwood.net/the-harlem-ship-canal

(courtesy: myinwood.net)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The history of the long-forgotten Hell Gate Light (photo gallery includes both historical and modern-day views)......

https://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1845

(courtesy: lighthousefriends.com)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is also important to remember that there were (and still are) lighthouses further up the Hudson from Manhattan (such as the Tarrytown light)

Recall that, many years ago, there was quite heavy commercial marine traffic on the Hudson, going up into the Albany area; there were, of course, the excursion steamers and night boats from Manhattan, as well as freighters and other marine traffic.

Some of the "lost lights" on the Hudson:

ROCKLAND LAKE LIGHT

DANSKAMMER POINT

WEST POINT LIGHT

FOUR MILE POINT

COXSACKIE LIGHT

STUYVESANT LIGHT

VAN WEIS POINT

"NYO"


Last edited by NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 on Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:22 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a fascinating, in-depth "technical" (and quite complex!) page with many illustrations, charts, etc. regarding the many different types of harbor beacons, markers, buoys, etc.......

https://www.sailingissues.com/navcourse9.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an excellent historical/modern-era page on the "less-than-picturesque" Gowanus Canal, which holds an important part of Brooklyn's waterfront history.

There is much here on its origins, its development, commercial use, and, of course, its highly-toxic condition that has tightly grasped it for many decades.

Interestingly, the IND subway also crosses the canal, via a short span

A number of interesting photos, maps, etc. are also to be found here......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowanus_Canal
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 11508
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "rebirth" of the Red Hook waterfront area; there are also several historical photos on this page.....

www.waterfrontmuseum.org/red-hook-history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> General Transportation - All Other Modes All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Page 5 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group