A slave ship on Governor’s Island

forming a link between America’s slave trade and its economy

Last weekend I randomly decided to rent a CitiBike on Governor’s Island (which was a saga in and of itself, the story of which is on my Substack if you’re curious) — and on my circumnavigation of the island in the rain, I suddenly thought I heard chains clanking in the distance.

A ship passing close to the island? Halloween fun? The ghost of Marley?



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M. M. De Voe

Fictionista, collector of obscure awards, admirer of optimists in the face of dread. Author of Book&Baby, an acclaimed guide for writer-parents. mmdevoe.com