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Steamer Alexander Hamilton

The steamer  Alexander Hamilton  was built for the Day Line and joined the fleet in 1924.   She was 338.6’ long and was meant to be a running mate for the  Robert Fulton.   She had an inclined three- cylinder triple expansion engine, and was a side-wheeler as were most of the Day Line boats.   She was the first of the Day Liners to burn oil instead of coal.   The Hamilton was a popular boat and ran for many, many years, in fact through the season of 1971, the last of the real steamboats to run on the Hudson and a much beloved boat.

1938 video of a trip on the steamer  Alexander Hamilton: