Hudson River Line Food


Hudson River Line Food allows students to view primary source materials and draw historical conclusions. Students can also utilize these sources for mathematical calculations.

Social Studies

  1. What does the decrease in spending on food across the years mean?
  2. How does this reflect economic stability and the Great Depression?

Mathematics

  1. Create a line graph with the years on the x-axis, amount spent on the y-axis, and use a different color for each line to differentiate between the line items.
  2. Determine which boats consumed the most food.
Hudson River Line Food

Total amounts spent on food for the Hudson River Line across years.

View the food comparison on all boats of the Hudson River Line in 1924.

See the itemized amount of food purchased for the 1924 season.

Additional Resources on the Hudson River Line

Peter Hess, A Short History on the Hudson River Day Line.

Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Steamboats on the Hudson: An American Saga.