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A Big Excursion Party

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A Big Excursion Party
Stamford Mirror
September 13, 1893

From the Stamford Mirror, September 13, 1893

A Big Excursion Party

One of the largest excursion parties that has sailed out the Rondout creek in many years was aboard the General Slocum, Tuesday morning. There were fully 9,000 men, women, and children in the party, representng half a dozen towns in Ulster county and as many towns in Delaware. Two trains on the Ulster & Delaware railroad, brought 1,000 passengers, there being ten cars in one train, and six in the other. The others in the party were from Kingston, Rosendale, Hurley, Ulster, and Marbletown. It was ten o'clock when the boat steamed out of the creek, gally bedecked in flags, and fully 1,000 people stood on the docks and waved hankerchiefs at the excursionists - Freeman.

It was the largest part that ever went to Albany from Rondout. The day was pleasant, and the party enjoyed a two hours' visit in Albany. It was night before Rondout was reached on the return trip and two o'clock when Stamford [via the Ulster and Delaware] was reached.

The steamer General Slocum brought up a party of about 1,000 excursionists from Rondout and intermediate points on Tuesday, Sept. 13 --Albany Argus.

one of the officers of the "Slocum" estimated there were 2,500 people on the boat. At least one thousand were from Delaware county, and about half of them marched up State street. An Albany editor said it was the largest excursion party that had visited the city this season. The Albany boats blew their whistles, and hundreds of people on the docks and buildings waved their handkerchiefs as a "greeting."


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