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How To Get To Hoboken (Steamship Docks) - 1910

The stranger who is within. our gates is often bothered to know how to get to Hoboken, where three large steamship lines dock : namely, the Hamburg-American, the North German Lloyd, and the Holland-America lines.

If you go by carriage or automobile you can go by Barclay Street Ferry, Christopher Street Ferry, or Twenty-third Street Ferry, the latter being the nearest to the Grand Central Station and the new Pennsylvania Terminal at Thirty-third Street and Seventh Avenue.

The Fourth Avenue cars transfer to the Twenty-third Street cars, so that the trip can be made from the Grand Central Station in thirty minutes. From the new Pennsylvania Terminal, take the Sixth Avenue car and transfer at Twenty-third Street to cars going west.

According to the rule, only four auto-mobiles can be carried on one ferry-boat, so that ample time should be al-lowed. There are other routes which can be taken by those who are very familiar with the city, but their use is not advised for strangers. The tunnel routes to Hoboken are especially recommended.

The running time from Twenty-third Street and Sixth Avenue is only seventeen minutes, or fifteen minutes from the Hudson Terminal Building, Fulton and Church Streets, New York City.

The fare in the tunnel is five cents, the cars are clean and well lighted, and the service is very frequent. Those who leave the Pennsylvania Station in Jersey City, can get to Hoboken in a few minutes by taking the proper train.

The illuminated signs make it almost impossible to take a train going in the wrong direction. Passengers arriving by the Erie Road can also be taken to Hoboken by the tunnel.

The most convenient way for passengers arriving at the Grand Central Station to reach Hoboken piers is to take a subway express train to Fulton Street, and then walk one block west to the Cortland Street station of the Hudson and Manhattan Tunnel Co., there taking a tunnel train to the Lacka-wanna Station at Hoboken.

The entire running time may be usually figured at thirty-five minutes, but steamer passengers should take no chances, and at least an hour should be allowed.

Those who live in Brooklyn can take the subway under the East River to Fulton Street, and then walk over one block west to the terminal of the Hudson and Manhattan Tunnel Co. and take the train to Hoboken.

When you come out of the ferry house at the tunnel station in Hoboken you should proceed north; any person around the ferry house will be glad to show the direction.

The walking in the street along the front of the piers is apt to be very bad in winter and in stormy weather. The first piers are those of the Hamburg-American Line, then come those of the North German Lloyd Line, and finally the Holland-America Line.

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