From Jim Macdonald’s blog: a museum visit, in which we see, among other things, a submarine.
And there see a submarine.
Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road. “By golly,” I said, “that looks like a Holland submarine!” I pulled over and walked to it. It was! Holland boat #2, Fenian Ram. The precursor of all modern submarines. In the US Navy, USS Holland (AKA Holland boat #6) was SS-1.
I never saw it again though I looked for it every time I passed through the region. Then, thanks to the Miracle of the Internet, I decided to search for it and to my joy found that it was now in a more congenial place than rusting away by roadside: Fenian Ram was now an exhibit at the Paterson Museum.
Then I had to wait the opportunity to visit: I’m not in the…
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