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Hoboken, New Jersey. "Holland America Line piers." This two-plate composite showing the S.S. Potsdam at harbor could be looked at as a letter to the future -- five years into the future, if we compare it to the other Hoboken panoramas posted this weekend. Who can decipher the riddle? View full size.