Joanna Ruocco

Grand Street to the Gowanus Canal

September 1, 2005


Joanna Ruocca contacted me after hearing about her friend Joe Potts’ ill fated trip.


She said it sounded like great fun. She said that she wanted to come for a ride in The Tide in Current Taxi and that she was not afraid of the danger.


Her parents used to live on the East River,


and her grandfather was a merchant marine.


We had a great day. We made it from Williamsburg to Redhook in few hours; carried quickly along by the outgoing tide. We passed by some of the most beautiful sights in Manhattan and some of the biggest ships. If Joe Potts’ trip was the shortest and most unlucky – then Joanna’s was the longest ride, and least troubled.

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