Great Ocean Liners at the Docks, Hoboken, N.J.

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When a traveler comes into New York harbor his attention is claimed by a number of things. Undoubtedly the first point of interest is the high buildings of Lower Manhattan. Then he turns for a look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As he goes farther northward towards North River (the lower course of the Hudson), he sees an equally wonderful sight. It is the shipping on the Jersey and Manhattan shores of the North River. On the southwest shore of New York Bay lies Bayonne, N.J. Jersey City is on the west shore of North River opposite Lower Manhattan. Hoboken lies just north of Jersey City-with no real dividing line between the two cities. In effect there is one great city from Bayonne for 15 miles north on the west bank of the Hudson. These cities are admirably located for steamship traffic. They have New York harbor on front of them and a great railroad connection back of them. Most of the railroads leading into the City of New York end on the west shore of the Hudson. Hoboken has a population of 67,611 (1915). It is the most densely populated city in New Jersey. It is the terminal of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad; and Jersey City just below it is the terminal of the Erie and the Jersey Central and the freight lines of the Pennsylvania. The steamship lines whose boats put in at its piers are the Hamburg-American, North German Lloyd, Netherlands-American, and Thingvalla. These large vessels are German liners which took refuge in this harbor when the Great European War broke out in 1914. They stayed at their piers to avoid being captured. Keystone ID: 16762 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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