Forgery Fishing Village

Ella Loudon : Furgary Fishing Village

Exploring The Forgery Fishing Village in Hudson, NY with Actor Ella Loudon

The Furgary is also sometimes called the North Dock Tin Boat Association, Shantytown or just The Shacks. It’s a collection of seventeen small shacks—some of which likely date back to the late 1800s—right at the mouth of Hudson’s North Bay, where it meets the Hudson River. They are a long stone’s throw from the northern end of the Terrace Apartments, next to the new community garden, at the corner of Dock and Front streets. The shacks were primarily used as fishing and hunting getaways until the city of Hudson, through its police force, evicted the members in the summer of 2012. The city has not maintained the shacks in the three years since the eviction and the Hudson Common Council has been taking serious steps toward having the shacks demolished.