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 Pitcher, Betsy 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: http://hudsonreporter.com, Search: Susan B. Anthony