Croswell Bowen cruising the Mississippi in the late 1930s.
Traveling is in my blood, and so is water. It's true I chose horses over sailing with my mother, but I do like messing about in boats.
Since the 1960s, excursion boating on the Hudson has made a comeback, as is evidenced by the many restorations and creations photographed around the time of the 500th Anniversary of the River's discovery by Europeans.
Docked at Newburgh
New York Waterways has taken over the Hudson ferry crossings.
Ersatz paddle wheeler also docked at Newburgh.
Lac Leman's Belle Epoque fleet of 8 restored boats puts the U.S. to shame.