During the 1400’s, man walked or canoed. After the Spanish came, they brought horses. The horse was a key part of life.





In the 1400's, the Native Americans in the Tarrytown area used canoes, until Columbus came and introduced ships (or giant canoes as the Native Americans called them.).

After the white man saw canoes, they introduced rowboats. In the mid-eighteen hundreds, the first steamboat was introduced to the Tarrytown area.

Not many changes were made in boating until the late 1930's when the first motor boat was introduced to this area.




Trains were a very important part of transportation and life in the Tarrytowns. They were first introduced in the 1840’s. Trains brought oranges, oil, fuel, and other things that were needed. Trains also brought people from Tarrytown to NYC. Trains are now a very important part of transportation in the Tarrytowns.





Cars were introduced to this area in the late 1920’s. Over the next seventy years, cars became more and more popular. In 1971, a plan to build a double deck highway under Riverside Drive. The road would be open only on one side in a cross section between Hunter and Palmer Avenues below Riverside Drive propsed. The town turned it down because it was going to destroy a lot of property.








Produced by Kurt, Gary, Robert & Nelson


We received our information from The Tarrytown Historical Society- Grove St.

Paulson, Gary The History of the Tarrytowns. NY: Distingueshed Press, 1986

Jones, Michael. "Transportation." Encyclopedia Americana. 1994 ed.

Smith, Steve. "Cars." Encyclopedia Americana. 1994 ed.

Willis, Jeff. "Boats." Encyclopedia Americana. 1994 ed.