Beacon Island

Yet another area I discovered by seeking the answer to the recurring question in my life: “I wonder where that goes?” While riding just south of Albany, I noticed a small, narrow underpass beneath the railroad tracks running parallel to the road. There was a rough Jeep trail strewn with all sorts of debris going …

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Al Tech Steel Mill

One fine summer day in the late ’80s, my father took me for a long bike ride.  We rounded a corner in the City of Watervliet revealing a sight, sounds, and smells that remained engraved in my memory to this day:  metal clanging, repetitive clacking, and the odor of industrial waste. I recall looking through …

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