• An historic postcard of Kidd Rock on the shore of the Hudson River in Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow, New York.
    Pirates of the Hudson

    Kidd’s Rock

    Legend has it this massive boulder was a meeting place for Frederick Philipse, lord of a 52,000 acre manor on the shores of the Hudson River, and the notorious pirate Captain Kidd. Piracy would have been a huge issue for Philipse, whose trade depended on sea routes between the Caribbean, New York, and Europe. Were Kidd and Philipse engaged in some sort of nefarious arrangement? We may never know! Among other places along the eastern seaboard, Kidd reputedly hid gold and other valuables near Dunderberg Mountain and Crow Nest in the Hudson Highlands. No treasure has been found. Or no one is admitting. Kingsland Point, today a waterfront park in…