Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 7

53 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7 S ituated on the western bank of the Hudson River, the Town of Lloyd, New York (opposite Poughkeepsie) was originally part of the 1677 New Paltz Patent, a 40,000-acre parcel that stretched from the Shawangunk Mountains to the Hudson River. An area where the Twaalfskill Creek empties into the Hudson is now the site of Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park. The original site was used for commercial shipping as early as 1754, when Anthony Yelverton, a businessman from Poughkeepsie, traversed the Hudson with materials to build a house, a sawmill and brick factory. In 1777, he established the first of several ferries which connected Highland and Poughkeepsie. The settlement became known as Yelverton’s Landing (and, eventually, New Paltz Landing), and was the site of the Town of Lloyd’s LLOYD NewYork Where the mountains meet the river