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By Daniel M. Hendrick

For greater than centuries after the Dutch settled its meandering seashores, Jamaica Bay used to be little greater than a watery expanse damaged by way of small islands and a handful of generators. swift progress after the Civil battle reworked the bay right into a microcosm of a constructing kingdom, as meadows gave approach to homes and factories, and enormous steamers and locomotives seemed. Plans to create the world's biggest deepwater port the following have been by no means discovered, but Jamaica Bay did grow to be a hub for aviation; the 1st winning transatlantic flight departed over the bay-followed via hundreds of thousands of flights that experience taken off from John F. Kennedy foreign Airport ever seeing that. via ancient pictures, Jamaica Bay illustrates the bay's transformation right into a shellfishing haven, a leisure playground with lodges and casinos, and now the point of interest of a longterm environmental rehabilitation.

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