Transport: Ambitious Albany

Ever since that September day in 1608 when Hendrik Hudson in his 80-ton Half Moon sailed 143 miles up from the sea to its site, Albany has had a maritime history. In 1686, when it received the charter which today makes it the oldest incorporated city in the U. S., the little Dutch fur trading post already was a prominent port.

Second U. S. skipper to sail into Canton, China, was Albany's Captain Stewart Dean of the sloop Experiment in 1789. It was to Albany that Inventor Robert Fulton chuffed up the Hudson...

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