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South Brother Island. We paddled from Long Island City to land on this otherwise off-limits bird sanctuary. Besides all the plastic and styrofoam we tallied up-debris that’ll linger for at least the next few centuries-
the beach was strewn broken glass, coal chunks, shells . . . Bag it all, and then you see more.
A motorboat served as garbage scow to haul off the 20 garbage bags of debris-two trips-
before riding the tide eight miles back to Long Island City
avoiding differently maneuverable traffic.
All we lacked was an expedition illustator.