Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Snedens Landing. NY
This place is beautiful, right on the Hudson river and it's only a 20 minute motorbike ride from Manhattan over the GW bridge. The two places could not be more different. The Sneden family operated a ferry at Sneden's Landing along with John Dobbs, who operated from the opposite shore Dobbs Ferry, New York. Begun by Dobbs in 1698, the ferry service was one of the oldest in the region and continued until 1944. In 1775, when Martha Washington and her son John Parke Custis, George Washington's stepson, drove from Mount Vernon to Cambridge, Massachusetts to meet her husband, venerable ferry mistress Mollie Sneden (1709-1810) piloted her across the Hudson River.