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I stumbled across this quote yesterday from Antoine de Saint Exupery, the author of “The Little Prince,” and I just had to write about it somehow. Here’s the quote:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

I’m not sure if the Whitehall Rowing program is still happening in New York, but I’m an enthusiatic supporter. Personal disclosure: I worked for the Board of Education NYC for three years and then resigned because of an oppressive principal. I wish I there had been a Harbor School back then. Here’s more on Harbor School.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

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My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.


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