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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

You're Invited To SS Columbia And Return Of The Hudson River Day Liner Free Lecture At The NYC Public Library Roosevelt Island Branch Tuesday March 8 - Sponsored By Roosevelt Island Historical Society & Amalgamated Bank

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) and Amalgamated Bank invite you to the third in a series of free lectures at the Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Branch (524 Main Street). According to RIHS:

Image From SS Columbia

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society and
Amalgamated Bank
Present a Free Lecture

The SS Columbia and Return of the
Hudson River Day Liner

by Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the SS Columbia Project
New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Steamboats ruled the Hudson River and many of America's waterways in the early 20th century. The SS Columbia is one such steamboat; it transported fun-seeking residents from downtown Detroit on an 18 mile, 90-minute pleasure trip to Bois Blanc Island in Canada. Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the SS Columbia Project, will share the history of the 113-year old boat, its status as a National Historic Landmark vessel and plans to restore the Columbia to active service on the Hudson River in a lecture at the New York Public Library at 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island. The lecture is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society and supported by Amalgamated Bank.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third in a series of spring lectures sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Save the date below for the final lecture in the series:

4/12/16 Jane Brickman, Childbirth in 19th-Century America: The Role of Charity Hospital

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

Note: Roosevelt Island was recently featured on the television show "$9.99 with Dave Evans." Click here to see the episode, which includes commentary by RIHS president Judith Berdy.
More info on the SS Columbia Project  available at their web site and this video.

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