Hudson River Maritime Museum
Located in Kingston, New York, the Hudson River Museum is the state's only museum dedicated to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. It was founded in 1980 and is housed in the former offices and warehouse of a lumber company. The museum is comprised of the museum building itself, the Kingston Home Port and Education Center, and the 1898 tugboat, Mathilda, which was built in Sorrel, Quebec. The museum offers various educational programs, lectures, and other events throughout the year. Much of its collections are available for research upon request. Items in the collection include steamboats, ship models, paintings, prints, and photographs.
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