1959 - 1959

A new asphalt terminal located in Athens, NY opened. The terminal, located on the Hudson River, allowed barge deliveries of much of the asphalt requirements in the Catskill area and became a significant factor in holding down material costs. Bill Peckham stands far left on the pier greeting the tanker, Morania Abaco. This terminal opening marked the first time since the days of river steamers that a vessel of any size had docked at Athens.