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Hudson River
The Hudson is a river that flows from north to south through eastern New York. The highest official source is at Lake Tear of the Clouds, on the slopes of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains. The river itself officially begins in Henderson Lake in Newcomb, New York...
Timeline of Events
1609
9.12.1609
Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the ''Halve Maen''.
9.13.1609
Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
1807
8.17.1807
Robert Fulton's first American steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
1906
1.8.1906
A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
1927
11.13.1927
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
2009
1.15.2009
US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.