Rowing The Atlantic

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Dr. Stein Hoff began his row across the Atlantic on Sunday morning May 15th, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen. Here’s his facebook link to track his voyage.
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Letters

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Dear editor: Yesterday’s BroadsheetDaily (Tues., 6/7/2016) has a great photo of an Allied Barton BPC Ambassador riding his bike on the sidewalk. I’ve seen these guys ride the wrong direction in the bike lanes, as well as on the BPC Ballfields field level walkway while kids, parents, and nannies are there for practices and general play time. […]

Rowing Across the Atlantic

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Here’s his latest post:. Harbo & Samuelsen’s day. Day 23, Monday 6th June. On this day, 120 years ago, Georg Harbo, 30 and “Frank” (Gabriel) Samuelsen, 26, started their row towards Europe. Their boat was an 18,5′ open fishing boat – a dory – similar to the boats they used when fishing and clamming off […]

June 7

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1099 – First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins. 1628 – The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law. It was passed by the House of Commons in 1628 in response to years of abuse by the King regarding forced billeting of soldiers, imprisonment without cause, […]

Ketch Brewhouse

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In 1977, four optimistic men opened Captain’s Ketch, a seafood restaurant, in the iconic American International Building at 70 Pine Street that had recently been bought by the American International Group (AIG). It was both a bold and a smart move, for while the city was in a crime- and financial catastrophe-driven funk there were […]

Ventura is Back!

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The historic sailing yacht Ventura, commissioned in 1919, has returned to North Cove.  Unlike past years (decades, actually) she is now sailing from the south side of the marina, between the sailing school and Shearwater. Long-time skipper and marina tenant Captain Pat Harris says he is happy with the new location.  “I’m really pleased that IGY/Brookfield has
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RiverWatch

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Saturday, June 11 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Sunday, June 12 Celebrity Summit Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Breakaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Gem Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Canada/Maine
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Rowing Across the Atlantic

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Here’s his latest post: Dolphin day! Day 22, Sunday 5th June and I slept in! I usually get up with sunrise 5 am. I was awake at 4 am, but next thing I knew it was 6 am. Time to start using an alarm clock? I had to go to toilet just after midnight. At […]

June 6

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1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill 1664 – New Amsterdam renamed New York 1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum. 1816 – 10″ snowfall in New England, “year without a summer” Mount Tambora was an active volcano on the island of Sumbawa in
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Farewell My Pooch

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She was a lifelong Gateway resident. So you’ve probably seen her around: soft white coat with tawny markings, including a patch of dark fur around one eye; happy disposition accentuated by a pink tongued smile and until she was slowed by age and a limp, a hop in her step and a perpetual wag in […]