Hudson-Fulton “Pivotal Point”

hudson fulton 1909

 

 A highlight of the 1909 celebrations was a regatta in the Newburgh Bay with fifty ships of all sizes and descriptions, including replicas of Hudson’s Half Moon and Fulton’s Claremont. Judging from the postcard below, they were joined by blimps, balloons, and the Wright Brothers’ Flyer (the first flight was in 1903), although the this last appearance is otherwise undocumented!

Text originally from cityofnewburgh-ny.gov (2007)