Cook’s Bay, Staten Island, Argentina

Nov 06, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


After a comfortable night at anchor along the shores of Staten Island, we repositioned before breakfast to the narrow and sheltered Cook’s Bay.  This was the location of the second prison on the island, although it was only in operation for a few years around 1900.  Here, we were able to walk completely across the island, enjoying the fantastic scenery of this very special place.

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Mike learned early on that the best way to escape Ohio was to become a marine biologist.  During college at Wittenberg University he attended a semester at Duke University's Marine Lab — that time only confirmed his love for all things oceanic and maritime.  After graduation, Mike promptly moved to Catalina Island in California where he taught marine biology to school kids.  Since 1999, Mike has been working and traveling chasing his three loves: marine critters, photography, and birds.

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