Category Archives: Hudson River Day Line

Hudson River by Daylight


Source: Historic Wallkill and the Hudson River Valleys; 1912

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current



The Most Charming Inland Water Trip on the American Continent


The “Hedrick Hudson,” “Robert. Fulton” and “Albany”



DIRECT connection at Newburgh with Orange County Traction Co. Railway for Orange Lake, Walden, etc.
A trip on one of these famous steamers on the noblest stream in the country offers rare attractions. They are fitted up in the most elegant style, exclusively for passengers.

The Attractive Route for Summer Travel to and from Catskill Mountains, Hotel Champlain, and the North, Niagara Falls and the West, and Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River. Their great speed, fine orchestra, spacious saloons, private parlors and luxurious accommodations in every respect render them unexcelled. Send 5 cents in stamps for “Summer Excursion Book.”

No automobiles, horses, carriages or freight of any description are carried by the Steamers of this line.
A charge of fifty cents each is made on baby carriages.
Dogs will not be taken unless in crates; then a charge of half fare will be made. Crates can be obtained on board Steamer.
A coat room is provided on main deck, where passengers can check their small valises, parcels, etc., and have them cared for free of charge.
In the Restaurant on the main deck aft meals are served a la carte from 7:00 A.M. Table d’hote breakfast at seventy-five cents until 9:30 A.M., also table d’hote dinner at one dollar between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Coffee, sandwiches, fruits, pastry, etc., can be obtained during the day at the lunch-room, entrance by the stairway from the main deck forward. 

F. B. HIBBARD, General Passenger Agent
E. E. OLCOTT, General Manager



Indian Point Park, Buchanan, NY

Hudson River Day Line Park

Indian Point Park, in the Town of Buchanan (Westchester County), was established by the Hudson River Day Line as a way to increase revenue by providing its passengers a way to spend the day. Opening on June 26, 1923, passengers would come up from New York City aboard the Hendrick Hudson, Robert Fulton, and Alexander Hamilton to spend the day at the park. Approximately 5,000 people would visit Indian Point Park on weekends and hundreds during the week.

Once an area where the Kitchawank Tribe had passed through, the name Indian Point Park was selected as a way to add intrigue to the more than 200-acres that had previously served as a brickyard and farmland before becoming a popular stop for day long excursions.



With the increasing popularity of cars and highways, people opted to travel by car rather than by steamer ships. As the means of transportation changed, the steamboat line struggled financially, which resulted in the park being sold to Emanuel Kelmans in 1950. Under Kelmans’ ownership, Indian Point Park was deemed a successful amusement park until 1956, when Con Edison purchased the property.

During its 33 years of operation, Indian Point Park provided its visitors with a 100 foot by 150 foot swimming pool, a dance hall, a beer hall, speedboats, gardens, walking trails, miniature golf, carnival rides, and concessions, but now the site of a power plant.