Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New York Harbor - 1950's & 60's

New York Harbor refers collectively to the rivers, bays, and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson River in the vicinity of New York City. The Harbor consists of a complex of about 240 miles of shipping channels as well as anchorages and port facilities, centered on the Upper New York Bay.

The Harbor has the main entrance from the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, between the Rockaway Point and Sandy Hook. It has another entrance via the Long Island Sound from the northeast at the outlet of the East River. The Harbor extends to the southwest to the mouth of the Raritan River, to the northwest at Port Newark and to the north to the George Washington Bridge.

SS United States arriving in New York July 1958.

Staten Island Ferry New York Harbor April 1959.

City of Keansburg on the Hudson New York City August 1961.

SS America at the Hudson River piers, New York, April 1959.

SS Constitution Hudson River Piers New York City 1950's.

(All photographs are from the Dick Leonhardt Collection)

1 comment:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Boy the history of these ships is fascinating and thier fate somewhat sad. The SS America photos on Wikipedia are mesmerizing. Thanks for all the great posts, I love all this history!