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JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

On June 19, a group of 14 seventh graders from Shelter Island School ferried to New London and boarded the Alabama, a 124-foot schooner built in 1928, owned by Black Dog Tall Ships. This annual trip, funded in great part by the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, gives students a real world experience as members of the crew. (more…)

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Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.

In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.

Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/07/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)