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AMB001Electric Ferry Advertising Ink BlotterImage
Type:Image
Description:Undated advertising card for the Electric Ferry which ran between Boulevard East in Weehawken and West 23rd Street in New York City, carrying passengers and vehicles. <p>According to a New York Times article, the Electric Ferry ceased operating from Weehawken on August 1, 1943 after 17 years of operation staring in 1926. The Weehawken boats were moved to the Edgewater-125th Street run.<br /><br />While it was called the Electric Ferry, these boats actually derived their power from diesel engines which produced electricity to spin the propellers.</p> <p>Related links: <br /><br /><a href="https://www.fadingad.com/fadingadblog/2012/01/09/electric-ferry-company-inc-weehawken-exit-of-lincoln-tunnel-weehawken-nj/">Fading Ad Blog</a></p> <p></p> [show more]
AMB002Photo of the waterfront from Boulevard East and Pershing Road
Description:Undated photograph showing the Weehawken waterfront while it was still an active railroad and river transportation nexus. A trolley can be seen at the lower left of the image.<br /><br />Based on the cars seen in the image, it appears to be from the 1930s, but this is a guess.<br /><br />The Esso station shown in the photo is today an Exxon station (a successor company to Esso) [show more]
AMB003Program - Celebrate Hamilton 2017PD
Type:PD
Description:Each July, the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society presents a variety of events celebrating Hamilton's life. They also commemorate the anniversary of Hamilton's death fro wounds suffered in the famous duel here in Weehawken.<br /><br />This is the program for their 2017 events.<br /><br />More information:<br /><br /><a target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society</a> [show more]
AMB004Weehawken High School Wood Shop - 1925
Description:Photograph of the Weehawken High School Wood Shop labeled 1925.<br /><br />Provided by Paul Simons, ex Woodshop teacher at WHS and Superintendent Fitzsimmons.
AMB005Advertisement - The Storm King - Train
Description:Newspaper advertisement announcing the new West Shore Railroad Storm King train from Weehawken to Albany with service commencing July 8, 1928. This service included a buffet parlor car and connected at Albany with the new Day Coach De Luxe.&lt;p&gt;<br />Source of the advertisement and exact date is unknown. [show more]
AMB007Palisades Railroad Time Table (reproduction)
Description:A reproduction of the timetable (effective May 13, 1894) for trains of the Palisades Railroad running between Weehawken and Fort Lee and ferries between Weehawken and NYC (42nd Street and Franklin Street).
BBAL001Weehawken Ball Field Permit
Description:Weehawken Ball Field Permit For Use of Ball Field For Hand Ball or Softball, granted to Sal Maya, President of the North Hudson League on April 10, 1945 for Baseball Season 1945 over the name of Thomas A. Donlan, Chairman of the Land and Buildings Committee [show more]
BBALL002Invitations to Commissioner Donlan and Mayor Meister to the opening game of the 1945 North Hudson Baseball League Season
Description:Invitation letters - and Mayor Meister's reply that he would not be able to attend the game. We don't know whether Commissioner Donlan was able to make it.
BBALL003North Hudson Baseball League Ground Rules for Weehawken Stadium
Description:As this document came with a number of other documents dated 1945, we are dating it thusly until any evidence to the contrary is found
BBALL004North Hudson Baseball League Score Card
Description:Undated score card from the North Hudson Baseball League "playing double headers Sundays and holidays and twilight games at Weehawken Stadium." &lt;p&gt;<br /><br />As the cover features an advertisement for War Bonds, this item dates from 1941-1945.&lt;p&gt;<br /><br />In addition to a schedule of games (no year shown on dates), there are many advertisements from North Hudson businesses as well as a list of sponsors. [show more]