Friday, July 6, 2007

The Hudson River

The Hudson River from Hook Mountain.

"To those who know it, the Hudson River is the most beautiful, messed up, productive, ignored, and surprising piece of water on the face of the earth. There is no other river quite like it, and for some persons, myself included, no other river will do. The Hudson is the river...Yet the river has grandeur, and is of just such a size and such a length as to compel strong sentiments. You feel as though you can come to grips with the Hudson. But then, just when you think you understand the river, perceive its rhythms, and maybe even explain it all to someone else, you discover something new."
— Robert H. Boyle, The Hudson River: A Natural & Unnatural History

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