Friday, December 10, 2021

The Wreck of the Swallow

On the evening of April 7, 1845, the steamboat Swallow crashed into a tiny rock island just south of Middle Ground Flats known as Noah's Brig. This week, a video about the Swallow and its tragic fate was posted on the History Blog of the Hudson River Maritime Museum: "Monday Media: The Wreck of the Steamboat 'Swallow.'" It is definitely recommended.

Gratitude to Peter Tenerowicz for bringing this to our attention

1 comment:

  1. I recommend it as well. Thanks Carole. Navigable rivers of importance and history go together like bacon and eggs. And per mile of its navigable length (120 mules or whatever), the Hudson River might be the most important of all. From that small bit of miles, the world was transformed.