Here's a preview of one of my ongoing projects: a historical picture book of the Hudson River from the ice age until present. I recently had a chance to visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY with friends. They have a great collection that covers various aspects of boats on the Hudson, such as boat fixtures and accessories, model boats, information on the river's natural history, descriptions of past and present lighthouses and they even have several smaller vessels on display. The sloop Clearwater was even docked right outside and we had the chance to ask questions and get a closer look.
This book is likely to be something of a long undertaking, but I'll try to post the occasional update.