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1900 View Of The Weehawken Docks
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1900 View Of The Weehawken Docks
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An early 1900's view of the Weehawken docks.  Aviation was in its infancy in those days so it must have been interesting to get this aerial view of Weehawken back then.

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A most fascinating view! It can be most puzzling. Note it likely predated practical aviation with a fixed wing craft.  
Perspective could have been seen from a hot air balloon? Yet, a "zoom" on the image leads to more question...
 
An inference here? The image a painstakingly detailed drawing? In viewing this, a nagging feeling the shadow lines  
of various buildings and objects possibly do not concur. In any case, a remarkable image!
 
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Hi, waterlevel,
 
I concur with Vern that this may be a superbly rendered drawing (in charcoal?) rather than a photograph.  But it's a wonderful overview.
 
It's also fascinating to see a number of commercial ships tied up at the docks, with masts and rigging for sail clearly visible.  Undoubtedly they also had steam propulsion, but only for backup in case the winds died down, or other contingencies.  "Hybrids" aren't new, after all . . .
 
 
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Norm - waterlevel - Lodge Members -
 
Safe to guess one might get close on dates? Should the two West Shore RR Passenger Ferries, in foreground be considered?  
A seasoned hand at all this would surely know the build dates.
 
Another hint is the inclined stretch of track traveling between water level, and Palisades. That has been considered here earlier.  
Can't recall if these were cable hauled.
 
Then, view of sailing vessels? Possibly these worked coastal services?
 
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Not being from the area, does anything in this view still exist? Where would I find this location on Google Maps? I assume this is somewhere around the current Lincoln Tunnel location, but not as far south as the Hoboken Terminal.
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Here is a link to a Google Earth View of the general area....Tom
 
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7763107,-74.0109658,671m/data=!3m1!1e3


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