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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 2

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 2

After surveying the vast and oddly ornate implements of ancient warfare, we strolled through the ages into the realm of “modern” warfare. You can read about our adventure in Part 1. The West Point Museum features many artifacts from the Civil War and the two World Wars. Some of the displays from the Civil War […]

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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

When we first planned our trip, we intended to visit the West Point Military Academy. I’d heard that the tour was free, self-guided, and welcome to visitors. When I called to be sure, however, I was told that every visitor over the age of 16 needs a valid photo identification card to enter the premises. […]

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America's Rhine: The Hudson River

America’s Rhine: The Hudson River

You’d never guess it walking along the West Side in Manhattan, but the cloudy, brackish waters of New York City’s famous Hudson River begins in the clear mountainous forests of the Adirondacks some 300 miles north.   These photos were taken near Newcomb, New York. The Hudson River starts about 10 miles north from this […]

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Below the Hudson

Below the Hudson

New York’s Hudson River is notorious for being a veritable soup of trash, sludge, and ship debris. But two divers decided to have a deeper, closer look at exactly was down in New York’s most famous river. YUK. Story here nymag.com/news/features/56609. The steady transformation of New York’s waterfront from wasteland to playground means more of […]

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