As Seen on the Hudson River Day Line
Desbrosses Street Pier. On leaving landing a charming view is obtained of New York Harbor with Bartholdi Statue to the south.
Stevens Castle. Above Jersey City docks on the west, crowning a commanding site.
St. Michael's Monastery, or Monastery of the Passionist Fathers, on west bank above Elysian Fields; distinguished by large dome and towers of the St. Paul (London) style of architecture. This dome is 300 feet high, and its summit is 515 feet above the Hudson.
42d Street Pier. Midway to the dwellers of Greater New York and convenient to all Elevated, Subway and Trolley Lines.
Weehawken, on the west bank, about opposite 50th Street. Near the river bank was the scene of the Hamilton and Burr duel, 1804.
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, 89th Street, New York. Dedicated May 30, 1902. Corner stone laid in 1900 by President Roosevelt when Governor.
Columbia University. Stately buildings on east bank.
St. Luke's Hospital. Beautiful dome in the distance southeast of college.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, now in construction, will be one of the finest structures in the world.
General Grant's Tomb at Riverside Drive and 123d Street.
129th Street Pier. Above this landing is the Steel Viaduct of the Boulevard Drive.
Carmansville (where Audubon, the ornithologist lived), a city suburb at 152d Street.
Trinity Cemetery, 152d Street, and above this Audubon Park.
Old Fort Washington once crowned the hills on the east bank. Fort Lee was almost opposite on the southern point of the Palisades.
Stewart Castle, east bank, formerly owned by A. T. Stewart.
University of City of New York with dome, in distance.
Inwood. Station on the Hudson River Railroad, above the heights. Place once known as Tubbie Hook.
Palisades, on west bank, extend fifteen miles from Fort Lee to Piermont, a sheer wall of trap rock from 300 to 500 feet high.
Spuyten Duyvil, on east bank northern boundary of Manhattan Island.
Site of Fort Independence, east bank, on height north of Spuyten Duyvil.
Riverdale Station. Station on the Hudson River Railroad above Spuyten Duyvil. Yonkers rising on the green slope to the north; and the Palisades blending in the far distance with green headlands of the Ramapo Range.
Convent of Mount St. Vincent. The gray, castle-like structure in front, was once the home of Edwin Forrest.
Yonkers, seventeen miles from Battery.
Greystone, on east bank, crowning hill, about one and a half miles north of Yonkers. Once property of Samuel J. Tilden.
Hastings, pleasant village on east bank.
Indian Head (510 feet), opposite Hastings, highest point of Palisades.
Dobb's Ferry, on east bank, named after an old Swedish ferryman.
Cottinet Place, on east bank, built of stone brought from France. Easily distinguished by light shade through trees.
George L. Schuyler's Residence, near east bank. The late Col. James A. Hamilton's house almost east of Mr. Schuyler's. Stiner's place distinguished by its large dome.
Ardsley, on east bank, just above Dobb's Ferry.
Ardsley Club and Golf Links.
Irvington, 24 miles from New York, named after Washington Irving.
Piermont, on west bank, with pier almost one mile in length extending into river.
Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving, east bank, one-half mile north of Irvington Station, close to river bank and scarcely seen through the trees.
Helen M. Gould's Residence, east bank, prominent Abbey-like structure, known as "Lyndehurst."
Tarrytown, east bank, 26 miles from New York.
Nyack, west bank, opposite Tarrytown.
J. D. Rockefeller's New Home on Kykuit or Kake-out Mt. back of Tarrytown.
Tappan Zee, reaching from Dobb's Ferry to Croton Point, is about three miles wide at Tarrytown.
Sleepy Hollow, east bank, north of Tarrytown; burial place of Washington Irving. The tall shaft visible from steamer, erected by the Delavan family, is near his grave.
Kingsland Point, east bank, above lighthouse.
Rockwood, home of William Rockefeller. One of the most imposing residences on the river.
Mrs. Elliot F. Shepard's Residence, on east bank.
Ramapo Mountains, on west side above Nyack, known as "Point No Point."
Ossining, on east bank, six miles north of Tarrytown. Prison buildings are near the river below the village.
Rockland Lake, opposite Sing Sing, between two hills; source of the Hackensack River.
Croton River, on east bank, meets the Hudson one mile above Sing Sing; crossed by drawbridge of the Hudson River Railroad.
Teller's Point. That part of Croton Point which juts into the Hudson. This point separates Tappan Zee from Haverstraw Bay.
Haverstraw Bay, widest part of the river; over four miles in width.
West Shore R. R. Tunnel under mountain.
West Shore Railroad, west bank, meets the Hudson south of Haverstraw.
Haverstraw, on west bank, with two miles of brickyards.
Treason Hill, where Arnold and Andre met at the house of Joshua Hett Smith, northwest of Haverstraw.
Stony Point, west bank. Lighthouse built on site and from the material of old fort captured from British by Anthony Wayne in 1778.
Verplank's Point, on east shore, full of brickyards. It was here Baron Steuben drilled the soldiers of '76.
Tompkin's Cove, on west bank. Lime kilns and quarries.
Peekskill, east bank, pleasantly located on Peekskill Bay.
New York State Encampment, on bluff north of Peekskill Creek.
Kidd's Point, on west bank, where steamer enters Highlands almost at a right angle.
Dunderberg Mountain, west bank, forming with Manito Mountain on the east southern portal of Highlands.
Iona Island, former pleasure resort for excursions, now converted to Government use.
The Race. The river channel is so termed by navigators, between Iona Island and the east bank.
Anthony's Nose, east bank, with railroad tunnel.
Montgomery Creek, on west side, empties into the Hudson about opposite the point of Anthony's Nose. Fort Clinton was on the south side of this creek, and Fort Montgomery on the north side.
J. Pierpont Morgan's Residence, on west bank.
Sugar-Loaf, east bank, resembling an old "sugar-loaf" to one looking north from Anthony's Nose.
Beverley Dock, at foot of Sugar-Loaf, from which point Arnold fled to the "Vulture."
Lady-Cliff Academy, (west side) on bluff.
Hamilton Fish's Residence, on hill, east side.
William H. Osborne's Residence, on east bank; house with pointed tower north of Sugar-Loaf.
Sam Sloan's lookout tower, east side, on top of mountain. Residence on hillside below.
Buttermilk Falls, on west bank.
West Point, 50 miles from New York, Academy Buildings and Parade Grounds.
Memorial Hall, building on bluff above landing.
Kosciusko's Garden with monument and spring below Memorial.
Garrison, opposite West Point on east bank.
Fort Putnam (596 feet), above the Hudson on west.
West Point Hotel, west bank, wide outlook to the north.
Battle Monument, surmounted by Statue of "Victory."
Constitution Island, on east bank; chain was thrown across the river at this point during the Revolution.
Old Cro' Nest, picturesque mountain north of West Point on west bank.
Cold Spring, on east bank, opposite Old Cro' Nest.
Undercliff, once the home of George P. Morris, on slope north of Cold Spring.
Break Neck Mountain, on east bank, from which point the Highlands trend away to the northeast, known as the Beacon Mountains or the Fishkill Range.
Storm King, on west bank, marking northern portal of the Highlands.
Cornwall, under the slope of Storm King.
Pollopel's Island, at northern portal of the Highlands.
Idlewild, above Cornwall, former home of N. P. Willis.
Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, seen as the boat approaches the city. A flag-staff marks the point.
Newburgh, west bank, 59 miles from New York.
Fishkill Landing, on east bank, opposite Newburgh.
Low Point or Carthage, 4 miles above Fishkill.
Devil's Dans Kammer, point on west bank covered with cedars.
New Hamburg, above Low Point, on the east side.
Hampton Point, opposite New Hamburgh. Here are the finest white cedars on the river.
Irving Grinnell's Residence, "Netherwood," east bank, just distinguished through the trees.
Shawangunk Mountains, on the west side, reach away in the distance toward the Catskills.
Marlborough and Milton, on west bank.
Locust Grove. Home of the late Prof. S. F. B. Morse on east bank, with square central tower.
The Lookout, a wooded hill owned by Poughkeepsie Cemetery.
Livingston Place, now occupied by a rolling mill.
Vassar Brothers Hospital, brick building on the hillside.
Poughkeepsie, 74 miles from New York.
Poughkeepsie Bridge, 12,608 feet in length. Track 212 feet above tide-water.
Mrs. John F. Winslow's Residence, seen through opening of trees on east bank.
Hudson River State Hospital. Large red buildings on east bank, two miles north of Poughkeepsie.
Hyde Park, on the east side.
Residence of Frederick W. Vanderbilt, with white marble Corinthian columns.
Manresa Institute, large building above Crum Elbow, on west side.
A. R. Frothingham. Grecian portico with columns.
John Burrough's brown stone cottage, north of Frothingham's.
The Novitiate of the Redemption Fathers, a large new building on west bank at Esopus.
Staatsburgh, on east side. Dock and ice houses in foreground.
D. O. Mills' Mansion, palatial residence on the east bank above Staatsburgh.
Dinsmore's Residence, a large building charmingly located on Dinsmore Point, east bank.
Ellerslie, residence of Ex-Vice-President Levi P. Morton, below Rhinecliff.
Rhinecliff, on east bank.
City of Kingston, embraces Kingston and Rondout.
Kingston Point. Delightful park and picnic grounds near the landing.
Old Beekman Place, on east bank, a short distance above Rhinecliff. One of the old Revolutionary houses.
Ferncliff, Residence of John Jacob Astor. Fine villa with pointed tower.
Out-of-Door Sports. A large building on east bank, erected by Mr. Astor.
Garretson Place, north of Ferncliff, on east bank.
"Leacote," Douglas Merritt's Residence, north of Clifton Point.
Flatbush, on west bank opposite Clifton Point.
Rokeby, Residence of late William B. Astor, above Astor's Point.
Barrytown, on east side.
Aspinwall Place, north of Barrytown, formerly John R. Livingston's place.
Montgomery Place, east bank, among the trees.
"Annandale," name of John Bard's place. East of this is St. Stephen's College, a training school for the ministry.
Cruger's Residence, on Cruger's Island—once called Lower Red Hook Island.
Tivoli, on east side, 100 miles from New York.
Glasco, south of Tivoli on the west side.
Saugerties, on the west side.
Idele, property of Miss Clarkson, known as the old Chancellor Place, on east bank.
Hotel Kaaterskill is plainly seen from this point.
Malden, above Saugerties, on west side.
Clermont, above Tivoli. The original Livingston manor.
West Camp, on west side, above Malden.
Four County Island. The "meeting point" of Dutchess, Columbia, Greene and Ulster.
Germantown, on east side, 105 miles from New York.
Man in the Mountain. Between Germantown and Catskill we get a fine view of the reclining giant, traced by the following outline:—the peak to the south is the knee; the next to the north is the breast; and two or three above this, the chin, the nose, and the forehead.
Roeliff Jansen's Kill meets the Hudson on east bank above what is known by the pilots as Nine Mile Tree.
Herman Livingston's Residence, on point above.
Catskill Creek joins the Hudson south of Catskill.
Catskill, 110 miles from New York. Route from this point to Catskill Mountains, via Catskill Mountain Railroad.
Prospect Park Hotel, on west bank, north of Catskill.
Cole's Grove, north of Catskill. Here was the residence of Thomas Cole, the artist.
Frederick E. Church's Residence. One of the most commanding sites and finest residences, opposite Catskill.
Rodger's Island, on the east side, where the last battle was fought between the Mohawks and the Mahicans.
Mount Merino, two miles north of Roger's Island.
State Reformatory for Women, on bluff south of Hudson.
Hudson, 115 miles from New York. Promenade Hill just north of landing.
Athens, quiet village, on the west bank.
Stockport. On east side, four miles north of Hudson, near the mouth of Columbiaville Creek, formed by the union of the Kinderhook and Claverack Creeks.
Four-mile Point. On west side, about 125 feet high; four miles from Hudson and four from Coxsackie.
Coxsackie. On west side, 8 miles from Hudson.
Newtown Hook, opposite Coxsackie. The wooded point is called Prospect Grove.
Stuyvesant. On the east side. Once called Kinderhook Landing.
Schodack Island. On east side, about two miles above Stuyvesant. The island is about 3 miles long.
New Baltimore. About opposite the centre of Schodack Island; fifteen miles from Hudson and fifteen from Albany. The Government dykes begin opposite New Baltimore.
Berren Island. Site of the famous "Castle of Rensselaerstien."
Coeymans. Right above Berren Island. Above Coeymans is what is known as the Coeyman's Cross Over.
Shad Island. The first island to the westward above Coeymans; 3 miles long; old Indian fishing ground.
Castleton, on east bank, in the town of Schodack.
Mourdeners Kill, a small stream which empties into the Hudson above Castleton.
Sunnyside Island near east bank.
Cedar Hill, above, on west bank.
Staats Island, settled by the Staats family before the arrival of the Van Rensselaers.
The Overslaugh reaches from Van Wies' Point (the first point above Cedar Hill), on east bank, about two miles up the river.
Albany, 142 miles from New York, is now near at hand, and we see to the south the Convent of the Sacred Heart; to the north the Cathedral, the Capitol, the State House, the City Hall, etc.
Rensselaer, opposite. Connected with Albany by ferries two railroad bridges, and carriage bridge.
Old Van Rensselaer Place. One of the Van Rensselaer houses on the east bank, built before the Revolution. The tourist will note the port holes on either side of the door as defense against Indians.