The historic photograph looks northwest from the Battery Street Park hill. There are railroad tracks and trains in the foreground of the photograph. There is a large, grassy area in the left mid-ground and some industrial buildings in the center mid-ground. There is a ferry or a tugboat in the water near the bay's breaker. The lone rock point peninsula is on the right side of the photograph. The Adirondack Mountains are visible on the far shore of Lake Champlain.