Dock Road was also known as Landing Road, or Landing Street. While not an exhaustive list of businesses that previously existed here, this road at one time was home to the Marlborough Train Station, the Whitney Basket Factory, the Knickerbocker Ice House, the Marlborough Winery, Young's Dockyard, and many mills. It was an important street in Marlboro, as it provided the town with many different modes of transportation and shipping possibilities, which helped fuel its economy.
The West Shore Line stopped at the Marlborough Train Station for many years during the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. According to Images of America: Marlborough, the first train station “stood between the railroad tracks and the river.” If a passenger wanted to get to town, they would have to cross over the tracks. “After several tragic accidents, [the original station] was torn down, and a new station was built on the other side of the tracks.” By 1946, the train station was no longer in use and was torn down.
William Young bought the dockyards in 1856 and began to build upon the docks that previously existed here. As a result of Young’s efforts, Dock Road became extremely busy and was filled with the bustle of passengers from streamers coming up the Hudson River, passengers from the West Shore Line, and from the transport of Marlboro’s crops, which were shipped on freight trains and boats. The Marlboro Yacht Club bought Young’s Dockyards in the early 1940s and continues to operate on the site today.
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