Scope and Content Source:
The local history collection contains materials on Watervliet, Troy, and selected materials on Albany County. It includes town histories and a vertical file of published materials, clippings, and other materials dealing with the Town of Watervliet. The vertical file also contains a History of Watervliet by Florence Service, 1902 (manuscript); and unpublished Watervliet histories by various authors (1980s through 1996).
The Hudson River is over three hundred miles long and travels mainly through eastern New York. It was a great source of travel for steamboats, which increased trade and expansion of populations and visitors.
Scope of Collection
The Hudson River Voyage collection contains still images of steamboats that went up and down the the Hudson River between 1937 and 1939.