A new mode of travel for getting to Hudson will harken back to yesteryear, a time when the journey was part of the experience.
For 90 years the S.S. Columbia served as a passenger steamer between New York City and various Hudson Valley ports along the Hudson River. The oldest passenger steamer in the United States, the S.S. Columbia was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 2006 preservationist Richard Anderson came up with the idea of restoring the vessel, which had been decaying at an industrial pier in Detroit. Even though Anderson died in 2013 his plans for the Columbia were kept afloat (pun intended). In September 2014 the S.S. Columbia began the journey to New York, where she will be refitted and returned to service along the Hudson.
You can read more about the history and status of the S.S. Columbia project here.
So if you’ve been waiting for some way of getting to Hudson that doesn’t involve driving and avoids Amtrak your wait may soon be over.