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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Our World Tuesday: The Hudson River

Since I took a lot of pictures of the Hudson River while staying in a Manhattan hotel with a view of the river, I thought I'd write a post about this river.
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Some of the information I'm using is paraphrased from Wikipedia.
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The Hudson River is 315 miles long flowing north to south through eastern New York State, U.S.
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The river was named after Henry Hudson an Englishman who explored it in 1609.
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The river begins at Henderson Lake in Newcomb, NY and finally empties into Upper New York Bay.
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The Hudson River serves as a boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey at its mouth before emptying into the Upper New York Bay.
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The river was polluted by PCBs (amongst other things) which were not banned in the U.S. until 1977.
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The Seeger's Clearwater foundation which began in 1966 brought national attention to the pollution in the Hudson and helped force a clean-up of PCB contamination. 
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Some of my early memories of being aware of water pollution came from Pete Seeger's music and activism.
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Water pollution is such an important and ongoing issue all over the world.
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17 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

A very interesting post on the Hudson River Carver, and great photos!

Denise
An English Girl Rambles

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shots! Your hotel had a great view.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Clean water is so incredibly important to the survival of mankind you would think we would move heaven and earth to keep it from being contaminated. I think as the history of the Hudson River shows and as Mayo Angelou says … when you know better, you do better.

sylvia kirkwood said...

You did have an awesome view, Carver, and what great pics for the day!! Such an incredible river!! Have a great week!

Martha Z said...

It's hard to imagine what it must have looked like when first viewed by Europeans.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots across Hudson river.

Heather Wilde said...

Really interesting detail in the blog, thanks for sharing.

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Some interesting facts about such a famous river.

Photo Cache said...

interesting facts about the river. nice seeing new york in every angle.

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the river, Carver! Wonderful collection of photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

You had a neat view of the river from your hotel! Thanks for the information about it too!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Reading about the Hudson river makes me think of the plane landing caused by geese.We are in a debate whether the airport authorites should cull swams. They quoted yr Hundson river incident.

Indrani said...

That was a good learning experience for me! Great pics!

Allie said...

Love the photos! It truly is a different way to see the famous New York. I'm happy to know that New York has many different identities. Great post. Blessings to you & have a great week!

xoxo,
Allie @ Framed by God
http://framedbygod.blogspot.com/

Molly said...

It is so sad to think that we, humans, have done so much damage

Mollyxxx

Joyful said...

Great shots! I was just in Manhattan also (a week ago Friday/Saturday). Too bad we couldn't meet up ;-)

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