Troy NY (New York)
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Troy NY is a Hudson River cruise port and city in Rensselaer County (New York USA) with population around 50,000. Troy and the nearby Albany NY and Schenectady NY form the metropolitan area Capital District (aka Capital Region). Troy is located approx 8 mi (13 km) north of Albany, and near the junction of the canals Erie and Champlain. Troy is also the terminus of the New York Barge Canal System (composed of 4 canals - Erie, Oswego, Cayuga–Seneca, Champlain).
As cruise port, Troy NY is included in the regular schedule ("Hudson River Cruises" program) of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines. Next table shows ACL's 7-day itinerary roundtrip from homeport NYC.
|Date / Time||Port|
|03 Oct||Departing from New York City|
|04 Oct||West Point NY|
|05- 06 Oct||Kingston NY (overnight)|
|06 Oct||Hyde Park NY|
|06 Oct||Kingston NY|
|07 Oct||Troy NY|
|08 Oct||Catskill NY|
|09 Oct||Sleepy Hollow NY|
|10 Oct||Arriving in New York City|
In the early-20th-century, Troy NY was ranked the USA's 4th wealthiest city. The current-day city is best known for its architectural landmarks (downtown's Victorian-style buildings and its neighborhoods' private mansions) as well as for the Troy Music Hall (performance space renowned for its superb acoustics and a pipe organ by Odell).
The settlement was officially named Ashley's Ferry and renamed to Town of Troy in 1789 (following a vote of its occupants). It received city status in 1816. In 1900, into Troy was merged the nearby Lansingburgh. The economy was based on heavy industries (steel production, machinery engineering, scientific equipment, textile and clothes manufacturing) and cargo shipping on Hudson River (mainly meat and vegetables from Vermont) to NYC, as well as on education (engineering schools, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Russell Sage College, Hudson Valley Community College, private Catholic schools). The shipping trade increased after the Erie Canal (part of the New York State Canal System, linking the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes) was officially opened in 1825.