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The Great Boat Race Brian Fisher bpfsr brian.p.fisher@verizon.net Geographically Staten Island looks like it should be part of New Jersey. Growing up I remember asking my father why it was not and he told us New York won claim to the island by winning a boat race around the island against New Jersey. I had heard that story once or twice since but cannot find any historical reference to it. Can anybody out there either confirm or deny beyond a doubt whether my father's story is fact or myth and supply me with your reference source. Any help would be much appreciated. Please either email me at brian.p.fisher@verizon.net or reply here, thanks.


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