New York for Albany New York by way of the Hudson River. This was the first commercial steamboat service in the world. It was patented two years later.
At this time, the Hudson River was known at the North River. The steamboat left New York on Saturdays at 6:00 pm, and returned from Albany on Wednesdays at 8:00 am, taking about 36 hours for each journey. Stops were made at West Point, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Esopus, and Hudson; other stops were sometimes made, such as Red Hook and Catskill.