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In 1866, two men and a dog from Red Hook, set sail in a metal life-boat rigged like a sailing ship.   Captain Hudson and Mr. Fitch were out to prove the seaworthiness of the lifeboat , RED WHITE AND BLUE, designed by Brooklyn's Oliver Roland...

"No man ever, perhaps, got so much the best of old Beard as did Louis Heineman, the housemover of the Twelfth ward.” (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 19, 1891)   When Louis Heineman died in 1904, he was reportedly 104 years old, and likely the...

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