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Last Chances For the Island

Governors Island lies offshore of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Indians called it Paggank’, for the Dutch it was Noten Eylant or Nut Island. According to Wikipedia the island’s current name dated back to British colonial times when the colonial assembly reserved the island for the exclusive use of New York’s royal governors. The island served […]

THE WAY OF SAIL by Peter Nolan Smith

Once the world traveled by sail. One side of my ancestors arrived in America on the Mayflower. The trip lasted 66 days. My great-grandaunt Bert circumnavigated the globe in the 1870s. Her father’s clipper ship powered by wind. Steam engines replaced sail by the beginning of the 20th Century. Proud schooners and brigantines retired from […]