Saturday, September 18, 2010

Seeing South Bay Today

South Bay was once a favorite subject for artists of the Hudson River School. Sadly, from the second half of the nineteenth century, when it was crisscrossed with railroad lines, through the twentieth century, when part of it was used as a dump and other parts filled in to construct a now-abandoned industrial building, South Bay has deteriorated into what is now dismissed by some as "just a swamp."

The South Bay Task Force has created a blog to help people see South Bay in a different way. The photograph below is one of the images displayed on the blog.


  1. Your information is incorrect. The South Bay was closed off in 1835 when the eastern shore line of the railroad was completed.

  2. One Mans Swamp is Another Mans PARADISE

    Didn't "man" evolve out of the primordial swamp ?