Stepping Stones Lighthouse, Long Island Sound.
Passing the Steppingstones heading eastward in the Sound.
Stepping Stones Light is a Victorian-style lighthouse in Long Island Sound, in Nassau County, New York. The lighthouse is square-shaped and made of red brick, standing one-and-a-half stories high. The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is a virtual twin of this structure. The light is in current use, under the management of the United States Coast Guard. It is not open to the public.
The reef upon which it sits was given its name by Siwanoy (Minnefords) Native American legends. According to the legend, the tribe used warriors, medicine, and magic to chase the devil out of present-day Westchester County, New York onto City Island (formerly Greater Minneford Island), surrounding him at Belden Point. The devil then picked up huge boulders lying there and tossed them into Long Island Sound, using them as stepping stones to make his escape. The natives named the rocks, The Devil's Stepping Stones.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Stepping Stones Light Station on September 15, 2005.
Sleepy Hollow 1883 Lighthouse Relighting June 10th 2015
RELIGHTING THE 1883 LIGHTHOUSE AT SLEEPY HOLLOW OFFERS SECOND CHANCE FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK
- DEDICATION CEREMONY ALSO “SIGNALS” ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR AREA AS EDGE-ON-HUDSON WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT SET TO COMMENCE AT FORMER GENERAL MOTORS SITE -
June 10, 2015
Photo: Todd Shapera
Photo: Todd Shapera
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. — June 10, 2015 – It’s not often a lighthouse gets a second chance. Constructed in 1883 to warn mariners away from the shoals along the eastern edge of the Hudson River near Kingsland Point (just north of the present-day location of the Tappan Zee Bridge), the Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow was decommissioned in 1961. Now, as the first step in what is eventually intended to be a full-scale refurbishment of the lighthouse, the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Westchester County Department of Parks have commissioned and installed an exacting replica of the original fourth-order Fresnel Lens and rotating light that once operated atop the lighthouse.
The new light was dedicated in a June 10 ceremony adjacent to the lighthouse at Edge-On-Hudson, the former General Motors property in Sleepy Hollow set to be transformed in to a mixed-use waterfront development. The dedication ceremony was attended by federal, state, county and village officials, including Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Village of Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray, officials from the United States Coast Guard and the New York State Hudson River Estuary program. A representative of Edge-On-Hudson also spoke during the ceremony, outlining plans for the development and plans for support of local community initiatives.
The approximately $35,000 light, lens and brass housing was purchased with a mix of private funds and grant money and fabricated by Artworks Florida. The 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow (also known variously as the Kingsland Point Lighthouse and the Tarrytown Lighthouse) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is connected by footbridge to Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
The United States Coast Guard has reauthorized the light as a Private Aid to Navigation, and Westchester County and the Village of Sleepy Hollow are expected to utilize the light, currently powered with solar panels, on selected special occasions until utility services are established through the new Edge-On-Hudson development, at which time continuous nighttime operation of the light will be possible.
In remarks at the dedication ceremony, Ken Wray, Mayor of the Village of Sleepy Hollow, commented, “This new light is a first step towards our intended goal of full restoration of this historic lighthouse. The new light also signals a new era for the Village of Sleepy Hollow, which has been working towards the start of waterfront development at the former General Motors factory site adjacent to the lighthouse, virtually since the factory’s closing in 1996. This is a once-in-a hundred-year opportunity for the Village and we’re confident the development will benefit Sleepy Hollow and surrounding communities for years to come.”
Development is finally set to commence at Edge-On-Hudson, the mixed-use waterfront development on the site. Edge-On-Hudson was among private donors to the new light, and project executives of SunCal, which is developing the waterfront project in a joint venture with Diversified Realty Advisors, also announced that the developer will be the lead sponsor of a new community event called Circus Latino, set to debut at the riverfront property in September 2015.
Located in the Village of Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York, just over 25 miles north of Manhattan, Edge-On-Hudson is designed as a world-class master-planned community encompassing 65 acres on the shore of the Hudson River. The $1 billion project is a joint venture of SunCal and Diversified Realty Advisors. When completed, Edge-On-Hudson will feature 1,177 condominiums, townhomes and apartments, a 140-room boutique hotel, 135,000 square feet of retail space and 35,000 square feet of office/loft space. Set within walking distance of two Metro-North train stations with direct access to Grand Central Terminal, the community will feature 24 acres of parks and gardens as well as a waterfront promenade winding along the river’s edge. Development will proceed as approved in 2011 in three phases, including the Loft District, with a modern-day vision for loft living derived from the site’s industrial heritage, the Central Park District, inspired by Hudson Valley architecture and set in natural landscaping with ample open space, and the Waterfront District, featuring contemporary residential buildings. Site development is expected to begin in late 2015, with construction of the first residences in the Loft District as early as 2017. For more information, visit edgeonhudson.com.
The Day Peckinpaugh, The tugs Urger and 8th Sea nearing Plattsburgh New York.
The Day Peckinpaugh
2009 Day Peckinpaugh Legacy Tour
Join the festivities and celebrate New York's Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial with the Day Peckinpaugh. The 259-foot long historic canal motorship -- the first and last of her kind -- is traveling 500 miles along the Champlain and Hudson Corridor in August and September visiting ports from Burlington, Vt, to New York Harbor.
Step onboard free of charge at our upcoming tour stops and discover the Empire States singularly compelling tale of 400 years of maritime progress and advancement. The Day Peckinpaugh will be joined by other historic vessels at ports along the way.
The tour not only celebrates visionary explorers, but the working men and women of New York whose labors along our canals and rivers built the Empire State.
8/1-2 Matton Shipyard, Cohoes
8/19 Crown Point
8/23 Fort Edward
9/5-7 NYC Pier 84
9/12-13 NYC Pier 84
9/30 Cohoes welcome home
FIREMENS HOME VIDEO 2013
THE MINEOLA JUNIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITED THE NEW YORK STATES FIREMENS HOME FOR THE 12TH STRAIGHT YEAR AND GAVE A DONATION AS THEY HAVE DONE IN THE PAST.
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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs
SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs
This last month of November the town of Paradise in California turned into a living hell. Apocalyptic wildfires ravaged the state triggering mass evacuations, causing 85 deaths and record loses. 1,890,438 acres were turned to ashes. But that's not all, floods and snow have been added to the deadly mix causing more destruction.
Seismic activity and other geological phenomena increased in November. A 6.3 degree earthquake in Iran and a 7.0 in Anchorage, Alaska, to mention the most significant. Meanwhile, volcanoes in Guatemala, Russia, Mexico, and Italy all sprung into action and India and Saudi Arabia were affected by huge earth cracks that are becoming more common around the world. The earth appears to be 'opening up'.
Heavy rain, floods and big hail have become the new normal - even in some countries' dry season - causing hundreds of deaths this month, failed crops and infrastructure damage. Kuwait, Vietnam and Sydney paid a heavy toll, but the Middle East and Italy were the most affected. Record extreme weather did serious damage to Italy with hurricane like wind gusts, fiery storms and heavy floods causing the death of 30 and heavy damage to crops and entire forests destroyed.
The sheets of rain that have been falling have also been causing liquefaction of the soil that has provoked landslides in Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil , Peru and Ecuador, to name just a few. Much of the downpours - in combination with increasingly low temperatures caused by the solar minimum - also caused heavy early snowfalls that surprised many.
Meteor fireballs also gave us quite an spectacle this month, but in a rather unusual event, four meteor fireballs blazed over southern Spain, two of them sighted within 2 hours.
Cohotate Preserve NY
This nature preserve is home to many wild birds including the American Bald Eagle.
Ζωντανή Μετάδοση: To ΙΣΝ εγκαινιάζει τη νέα μηνιαία σειρά εκδηλώσεων Διάλογοι.
Μέσα από τη σειρά εκδηλώσεων Διάλογοι, το ΙΣΝ σκοπεύει να παρουσιάσει, μεταξύ άλλων, ανθρώπους που με το έργο και τη δράση τους εμπνέουν και ευελπιστεί να ενθαρρύνει συζητήσεις γύρω από καίρια ζητήματα της ζωής σε όλο τον κόσμο.
Οι Διάλογοι θα φωτίσουν πτυχές των κύριων θεματικών στις οποίες δραστηριοποιείται το ΙΣΝ: Τέχνη και Πολιτισμός, Παιδεία, Υγεία και Αθλητισμός και Κοινωνική Πρόνοια. Οι Διάλογοι θα διεξάγονται ζωντανά, σε χώρο προσβάσιμο από το κοινό, με προεγγραφή, αλλά θα είναι διαθέσιμοι και διαδικτυακά, live ή on demand, στο SNF.org.
Στην πρώτη εκδήλωση της σειράς θα παρουσιαστούν οι δράσεις ανθρώπων και ομάδων από τον κύκλο νέων δωρεών του ΙΣΝ.
Ακόμη, το ΙΣΝ, σε συνεργασία με την ηγεσία του Υπουργείου Υγείας, θα παρουσιάσει τη νέα πρωτοβουλία του, ύψους άνω των €200 εκατομμυρίων, για την ενίσχυση του χώρου της Υγείας στην Ελλάδα.
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Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, the United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beach. Atlantic City was the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names.
The experience was amazing! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a collection of strange and bizarre exhibits from around the world.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. The Believe It or Not panel proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums, and a book series.
The Ripley collection includes 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts and more than 100,000 cartoon panels.
We saw the statue of tallest man in the world, Animals with strange structures like one body and two heads, Hologram Displays, skeleton of New Jersey Devil, Man with Crocodile teeth, Human unicorn, the lighthouse man, man who can push nails inside the nose, man who can smoke many cigars at same time, man who can pop his eyeballs out, world’s greatest fake, Largest arm, Double-eyed man. The tribal section exhibited with a tribal theme. They had statues of tribe gods, clothes, cultures, punishments.
Hall for Pirates had a model of Jack Sparrow completely made from recycled car parts, Canes made from the vertebrae of a shark and using tooth of a shark. They also had a section showing the strange accident happened in the world. There are many creepier things to see and a house of Dracula.
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Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds radio drama - CBS October 30, 1938 - subtitled
The historic October 30, 1938 Halloween episode of the The Mercury Theatre on the Air CBS series by Orson Welles, based on H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898), which caused much panic and even more debates on the influence of the mass media.
This specific video was created as a companion to the original recording and script, for the Science Fiction Seminar at the University of Athens Cinema Club and was screened on October 21, 2012 (Iris theater, ).
It seemed appropriate to upload it for the 75th anniversary of the broadcast, I hope non-native English speakers will find it useful for experiencing this work of art.
The original recording:
Book covers and other photos:
The (extremely rough) subtitle syncing was done with the help of youtube's transcript synchronization service and some minor corrections from my part, since I haven't quite mastered any subtitle program. Perhaps in the future a better version will be uploaded.
Hope you enjoy it!
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne | Audio book with subtitles
Around the World in Eighty Days (version 2) Read by Mark F. Smith.
Jules VERNE , translated by UNKNOWN ( - )
Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit - with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever - he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days... immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible.
With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him.
This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be? - That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune? (Summary by Mark F. Smith)
Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction
0:33 | Chapter 1
11:34 | Chapter 2
20:12 | Chapter 3
35:19 | Chapter 4
43:01 | Chapter 5
50:07 | Chapter 6
59:32 | Chapter 7
1:05:37 | Chapter 8
1:13:58 | Chapter 9
1:25:32 | Chapter 10
1:37:10 | Chapter 11
1:56:00 | Chapter 12
2:11:12 | Chapter 13
2:25:11 | Chapter 14
2:38:58 | Chapter 15
2:52:22 | Chapter 16
3:03:48 | Chapter 17
3:16:20 | Chapter 18
3:25:42 | Chapter 19
3:40:38 | Chapter 20
3:53:15 | Chapter 21
4:10:32 | Chapter 22
4:25:20 | Chapter 23
4:39:04 | Chapter 24
4:52:56 | Chapter 25
5:07:22 | Chapter 26
5:18:53 | Chapter 27
5:32:38 | Chapter 28
5:49:40 | Chapter 29
6:04:31 | Chapter 30
6:19:28 | Chapter 31
6:31:58 | Chapter 32
6:39:55 | Chapter 33
6:57:24 | Chapter 34
7:04:37 | Chapter 35
7:16:26 | Chapter 36
7:24:35 | Chapter 37 Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
Around The World In Eighty Days (A Luke Indran Audiobook)
This is an original reading of Jules Verne's Around The World In Eighty Days.