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The Ghosts of Undercliff: A Forgotten Community

November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ferry Sloops

The Fall Lecture Series concludes with “The Ghosts of Undercliff: A Forgotten Community” presented by historical interpreter Eric Nelsen, on November 6 at 7:30pm in the clubhouse at Shattemuc Yacht Club.

There was a time when the Palisades riverfront bustled with diverse communities of rivermen and their families. Through images and narrative, the program sheds light on these forgotten people and places — and how these settlements got romanticized over time — even as the life of these forgotten river communities went on, oftentimes hidden in plain sight after the Interstate Park was created. The presentation also highlights the use of the river by sailboats and steamships, as well as the shad fishing industry into the 1980s.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.


Eric Nelsen

Historical Interpreter, Palisades Interstate Park

Eric oversees the park’s historic Kearney House, where he’s helped to develop a unique “living history” program based on the house’s role as a nineteenth-century Hudson River tavern and homestead. On days off, Eric enjoys being outdoors, getting into or onto the water, cycling, and time travel.

Come with a dish to share at 6:30PM and enjoy a potluck dinner or arrive a little before 7:30PM for the presentation. No reservations needed.


November 6, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Shattemuc Yacht Club
Westerly Road
Ossining, 10562 United States
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