Suffrage Centennial News!

Celebration of the 2020 centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment is gearing up!

A century after the 19th Amendment was passed, Susan B. Anthony is being honored by having her name adorn a 130-passenger NY Waterway vessel that will ply the Hudson each day, alongside sister ferries Molly PitcherBetsy Ross, and more than 30 other boats named by NY Waterway for key figures in American history, mainly men.

The Susan B. Anthony was built in 2002 by Yank Marine, a New Jersey-based ferry company. On June 4, 2019 local officials, maritime officers, a color guard from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, and NY Waterway reps turned out to watch New Jersey’s Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver give the vessel the proper sendoff with a traditional crack of a champagne bottle across the bow.

For more information log onto the Hudson Reporter web site:, Search: Susan B. Anthony

One Response

  1. Susan Jakubiak July 29, 2019 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    Good news! Now children and adults will see her name and hopefully that will trigger some discussion of the suffrage movement when kids (and surely some adults as well) ask “Who was Susan B. Anthony?”

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