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Hudson River Day Line Models

Posted 05-09-2011 at 12:59 PM by Rex Stewart
Hello All:

I've been following steamboat history for well over thirty years and have enjoyed all aspects of this genre, including model-building of the vintage sidewheelers that operated in and around New York and New England, USA.

I have had the opportunity to meet some of the veterans of the field, including former steamboat owners, their families and shared in many exhibits concerning these vessels.

What a journey!

Enclosed are images, inparticular, of my Day Line steamers which I've researched and built over a ten year period. The approximate time for a model is two to three months; but factoring in the research, it has been accumulative over this amount of time.

The Hudson River carries a reputation for having some of the most beautiful sidewheelers during the 19th century. I have been honored to build those and more. However, I thought I'd share the Day Line Fleet with the members.


Rex Stewart
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Total Comments 2


Rex, thanks for posting these pictures of your very nice models. As a young child I came up the Hudson on a side-wheeler
. I can barely remember holding my Dad's hand as he showed me the engine room and the walking beam. Later our young family took day trips on the last of the dayliners. It was to fulfill a life long dream of Dad's that my husband and I took our first Delta Queen trip - the one that started our addiction. Thanks again.
Ginnie Rhynders
Posted 05-11-2011 at 06:55 PM by Ginnie Rhynders Ginnie Rhynders is offline


Hello Ginnie:

I'm delighted that you have fond memories of the Hudson River Day Line...and most appreciative of your feedback. Just recently another gentleman emailed, in kind, to commission a model of the ALEXANDER HAMILTON. He, too, had similiar memories of that period. It's good you shared your experiences with family members.

By the way, I believe you were on ALEXANDER HAMILTON, as she was the last Day Line steamer to operate on the Hudson.
Some twenty plus years ago I produced a beautiful colored pencil of A.H. which was published as a limited edition print by one of the museums in Albany, N.Y.
Posted 05-19-2011 at 12:27 PM by Rex Stewart Rex Stewart is offline

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