Hudson River Maritime Museum

50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, New York 12401
Phone: 845-338-0071
Carla Lesh - 845-338-0071 ext. 21 -

Hudson River Maritime Museum


Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1980 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. The collected artifacts include historic vessels, objects, archival material and art related to Hudson River transportation, industries and recreation such as paintings, prints, photographs, ephemera, blueprints, artifacts, ship models, a 100-year old shad boat, life boats, lighthouse tender and ice yachts. The Hudson River Maritime Museum shares its knowledge, research, and collections through public events, lectures, education programs and activities, exhibitions, and publications.

Hudson River Maritime Museum is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Hudson River Excursion Steamer, Newburgh, N.Y.

Postcards and photographs of steamboats, ships and ferries.

Hudson River Day Line Collection

Photographs, objects, ephemera and printed materials from the 1860s through 1971 relating to the Hudson River Day Line.

Hudson River Night Boat Collection

Historic images of the Hudson River Night Boats.

Oral Histories - Hudson River Commercial Fishermen

Interviews with commercial fishermen covering the time period between the 1920s and the 1990s.

Ice boats on Orange Lake, NY

This collection includes photographs and illustrations of bowsteerers and sternsteerers from the Ray Ruge Collection.

Steamer City of Hudson

Images of steamers, tugboats and ferries from the collection of Tracey I. Brooks.

Tugboats: Workhorses of the Hudson

Photographs of tug and tow boats that powered the movement of freight along the Hudson River in the 19th and 20th centuries.