Cornell tug “Hercules” attempting to break ice in the Hudson, c. 1890. “Hercules” was used as an icebreaker.
The Cornell towboat “Norwich” breaks ice in the Rondout Creek, c. 1890. The “Norwich” was known as the “Ice King”.
The Cornell fleet of towboats and tugs in winter ice along what is now Dock Street in Rondout, c. 1890s. Large building at top left was the Rondout Presbyterian Church.
The large sidewheel towboat “General McDonald” docked at Rondout, NY, c. 1880. Beyond it, is the D&H Canal office and the church towers of Wurts Street. HRMM Collection
The towboat “Syracuse”, built in 1857 and ran on the Hudson until 1898. The large circular structures on the sides of the boat are the paddlewheel covers. Note the lack of railings on the open decks. Photo taken in New York Harbor. Saulpaugh Collection, HRMM
Cornell Steamboat Company tug “Sammy Cornell” above the Kingston Railroad Bridge, c. 1890, on a nice sunny day, with crew posing, including the cook in the apron, a key member of any boat crew. HRMM Collection
Cornell Steamboat Company tugs and towing steamers “Pittston” and others beyond it, frozen in the Rondout Creek, c. 1890s. The D&H Canal Company office building is at upper left. Donald C. Ringwald Collection, HRMM
Painting of the tugboat Pocahontas when new by the artist Antonio Jacobsen, 1894. She was later a Cornell tug.