God bless the Internet. I also found a badly written page about kayaking the Arthur Kill that was very helpful about the relationship between the Astoria wreck and the Witte Bros salvage yard.
Why do I persist in writing things set places 3000 miles away?
Where's my kayak?
Progress notes for 20 June 2005:
Whiskey & Water
New Words: 1,117
Total Words: 141,677 / 157,750
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 0 / 0 / 8
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe has been a nag and a pesterment.
Stimulants: really bad, bad, bad chardonnay and almond vanilla tea
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: n/a