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By Daniel M. Hendrick

For greater than centuries after the Dutch settled its meandering shorelines, Jamaica Bay used to be little greater than a watery expanse damaged by way of small islands and a handful of generators. speedy development after the Civil struggle remodeled the bay right into a microcosm of a constructing kingdom, as meadows gave solution to homes and factories, and sizeable steamers and locomotives seemed. Plans to create the world's biggest deepwater port the following have been by no means learned, but Jamaica Bay did grow to be a hub for aviation; the 1st profitable transatlantic flight departed over the bay-followed via hundreds of thousands of flights that experience taken off from John F. Kennedy overseas Airport ever because. via old photos, Jamaica Bay illustrates the bay's transformation right into a shellfishing haven, a leisure playground with motels and casinos, and now the focal point of a longterm environmental rehabilitation.

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