601 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
2009 HUDSON FULTON CHAMPLAIN ! ! !
Southbound Tug & Barge under the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. This bridge has a pedestrian walkway and one can walk across. Bicycles use the bike lane. http://www.nysba.state.ny.us
The Saugerties Light House, Saugerties, NY is just south of Catskill, NY and was built in 1869 at the entrance to the Esopus Creek. Here a southbound tug & barge pass on by amidst a 'sea' of ice.
Below is a Mid-Night scene under a full moon taken from Cheviot Landing in the town of Germantown, NY. With a 22 second exposure night is turned into day with a northbound tug & barge on the Hudson River. Tatianas Italian Restaurant is a few miles north and west across the Hudson River. The historic and picturesque Catskill Mountains may be photographed from many, many places in the area. The area of this photograph was once known as 'East Camp' settled by the Palatine refugees from Rhineland in 1710. 2010 marks 300 years !!
The Catskill Mountain Railroad and the Empire State Railway Museum are based in Phoenicia, NY and Kingston, NY. Here Engineer Mr. John Prestopino and one of the originators of the CMRR waits for passengers to board in Mount Pleasant, NY - one of the station stops. For information on this historic American project and on the 2010 schedules - see: http://www.catskillmtrailroad.com & http://www.esrm.com
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad, west of Phoenicia, NY located in Arkville, NY is part of the old Ulster & Delaware RR once known as the Rondout & Oswego. At one time, trains traveled from the Rondout & Kingston Point area of Kingston, NY all the way to Oneonta, NY !Maybe some time in the future the railroads will connect - a few washouts along the Esopus Creek will be repaired. http://durr.org