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From the archives of the Canal Society of New York, it’s a set of photos taken along the Hudson showing some unidentified cargo vessels of yore.  The large building just off the bow of the T-2 tanker is unmistakably the West Point Gillis Field House.    I can’t quite make out the tanker’s name, however.

Ditto here, as to the name of this cargo ship heading upriver at the Bear Mountain Bridge.  Is that type called a Victory ship?

Heading downstream, it’s another T-2 tanker.  Note the stack is differently marked from the one above.  The location is off Iona Island and heading for Jones Point.

And finally, this may be the same T-2 as above.   I can’t place the location of read the name.

South of Jones Point between 1946 and 1971, there was this presence.   Here‘s a tugster blog post on this gathering.

At its peak in the mid-1960s, almost 200 ships were anchored here.  

That’s it here.  Maybe a reader can read more out of these images used with permission from Canal Society of New York archives.

Many thanks to Bob Mattsson for doing his best to lighten these photos.  Check out his book and models here.

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