Littoral Society Enjoys Last Cruise Of Season
On Saturday, October 13, the American Littoral Society conducted their last sunset ecology cruise until next spring. A total of 140 people enjoyed a glorious, sunny, late afternoon aboard the “Golden Sunshine” out of Sheepshead Bay. Both Mickey Cohen and Don Riepe were on hand to narrate the tour and talk about the history, ecology, wildlife and management of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Highlights of the cruise included good views of the marshes, ospreys, egrets and other birds as well as a close look at a peregrine falcon (the fastest bird in the world), a takeoff of the A-380 giant jet plane as it zoomed over the boat at low altitude, the opening of the subway swing bridge, calm waters and a great sunset. To get on a list to learn about future cruises and other programs of the Littoral Society, call 718-318-9344; e-mail: email@example.com; or visit the website: www.littoralsociety.org.