tide and current taxi

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 great - 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 - made it from Williamsburg to Redhook in few hours and 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 and least troubled.