Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How Staten Island got its name

When the English captain Henry Hudson was exploring the area around what would become New York for the first time, the fog had rolled in and his Dutch first mate was peering through it. He made out a shape in the distance and asked the captain in broken English, “Is dat an’ island?” Hudson thought he said “Staten Island” and so the name stuck. :)

This joke is sent to me by Steve of FM.

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