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The Great Boat Race Brian Fisher bpfsr 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 I had heard that story once or twice since but cannot find any historical reference to it.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 or reply here, thanks.

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