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(Encyclopedia) ferry, vessel providing passage over a river, lake, or other body of water for passengers, vehicles, or freight; the term is also applied to the place where the crossing is made and,?

Spalding Gray

By turns neurotic, brainy, funny and gloomy, Gray was known for theatrical one-man shows in which he simply sat and talked directly to the audience. His monologues were based on his own life: his?

Cornelius Vanderbilt Biography

Cornelius Vanderbiltindustrialist, financierBorn: 5/27/1794Birthplace: Port Richmond, N.Y. Having gotten his feet wet operating the Staten Island ferry in 1810, Vanderbilt then worked for?

October 2003 Disasters

Oct. 15, New York City, N.Y.: The Staten Island ferry, Andrew J. Barberi crashed at full throttle into the dock, killing 11 people and injuring dozens. The pilot was charged with criminal?

Landmarks of New York City

by Mark D. Hughes photos by Carol M. Highsmith The City of New York is the largest city in the United States, and home to many of the country's most famous and?

October 2003

WorldIsrael To Expand Barrier and Settlements (Oct. 1) Government approves expansion of barrier miles into parts of Palestinian-controlled West Bank to protect Jewish settlements. (Oct. 2)?

Shipwrecks Since 1833

The Titanic isn't the only notable shipwreck (though it is famous for crashing into an iceberg on April 15, 1912, killing over 1,500 people). The Lusitania, a British?