You are cordially invited to the THIRD annual shopping crawl in the City of Newburgh! Spend the day strolling between shops and restaurants all while enjoying the unique experience the city has to offer. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying sales, specials, and a chance to win various raffle prizes! Due to Covid-19 the event took […]
April 30th 2020, This IS Newburgh from Ruedi Hofmann on Vimeo. Sadly, Ruedi Hofmann, Ann Stratton, and their family is leaving Newburgh. They have done some amazing projects while they were here, one of my favorites being Pivotal Newburgh. Their neighbors are going to miss them too. On April 30th they got a text from […]
Photo by Newburgh photographer Walt. Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration Flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forget to remove disabling of downloading of pictures otherwise, I can’t use them** Please do not take photos for your own use without consulting the photographer.
Photo by Newburgh photographer TeeJay Melvin. Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration Flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forget to remove disabling of downloading of pictures otherwise, I can’t use them** Please do not take photos for your own use without consulting the photographer.
I don’t mean to put a damper on someone’s creativity. But, really, the Bounty? If someone wants to commemorate something the Newburgh, please, please, please think about all the historical events and people who have shaped this city. A monument to a reconstructed historical boat that has relevancy to other parts of the world? We had Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton, we had Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux, we had Thomas Edison and Samuel Morse, we had Frederick Douglass and Henry Ward Beecher, we had Frank Sinatra and Desi Arnez! The list goes on and on. Did you know that the US Weather Bureau and the US Signal Corp were introduced by a native Newburgher named Gen. Albert Myer? He was the very person who made the sea lanes safe for travel so that these types of accidents would become rare! The loss of the Bounty is a reminder of how important our Gen. Myer is to international history.
Good point Johanna. Perhaps though someone wants to put up an HMS monument because their were lives lost? Any others that might know, chime in.
Johanna an excellent and VERY genuine point. But even a replica of the HMS BOUNTY ( which I personally was saddened when I heard it had sank) is something that “John Q Publick” can relate to (and probably come visit a monument in Newburgh for) simply because of its Hollywood connection more than its historical accuracy .
I’m inclined to agree with Johanna. Just because the ship docked in Newburgh? There is nothing to qualify it’s eligibility for a monument here unless of course it had sank in Newburgh harbor. The whole concept is ridiculous! A few more deserving names for the roster are: Geraldine Ferraro, Ned Steinberger and James Patterson. These people put Newburgh on the world stage and should be recognized for their contributions. Lets honor those who are due and not some ship just passing through!