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New York Harbor

June 8, 2019

To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by maybe the most famous harbor in the world. Partly, I'm sure, because I've been here before, visiting the Lady and Ellis Island and touring the harbor via water taxi. Also, though the pictures really don't show it, there was a fair chop and I had to keep my head on a swivel to track all the boats, including real ships and PWCs (Personal Water Craft, i.e., jet skis) of all things. It was especially stressful around the Lady where everyone, including me, was jostling for the best picture angle. Not my idea of  fun day on the water.

Also, this is the history everyone knows, at least superficially. I'm not sure everyone understands and/or appreciates what the Lady symbolizes and how Ellis Island contributed to our wonderfully diverse culture.


I enjoy discovering the lesser known history that was often just as important in building our great country.

From the harbor, I took the road less traveled up the East River instead of the Hudson, to catch two Rockies-Met games at Citi Field, staying on site at a marina built for the 1964 New York World's Fair. That would have been more fun too if the Rockies had won at least one of them.

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