Polynesians Used Wooden Surfboards

The Polynesian settlers were the first surfers to use carved wooden surfboards Continue reading

The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

Beginning in Plymouth, England and ending in New York, NY, USA, in 1960. Continue reading

Sail Across-the-ocean race

Across-the-ocean race was held in 1866 from Sandy Hook, CT, USA, to Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, with the sponsorship of the New York Yacht Club. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading