August 21, 2016, 2pm.
In the spring of 1917, Thomas C. Desmond announced he would build a new shipyard on the Hudson near Newburgh. The public met his announcement with skepticism. Shipbuilding was thought to be a dead industry in the area. Not quite!
Glenn T. Marshall, Town of New Windsor Historian, looks at the history of the early 20th-century shipyards in Newburgh. The presentation focused on the construction of the yards, some of the people, local involvement, the ships and their fates – following the yard from its origin in 1917 through its rise and decline to the present. Highlight include a visit from Teddy Roosevelt.