Book Review: Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson’s voyage to James Bay, Canada, in 1610, turned out to be his last. His crew mutinied and stranded him there. Or possibly, they murdered him! The Henry Hudson Parkway runs along the Hudson River in Manhattan Island. Henry Hudson’s name is well known in New York City, thanks to his 1609 voyage to New York harbor and up the river to what is … Continue reading Book Review: Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

The Elusive Case of the Loud Party Music

For a long time, people in parts of Queens were complaining about loud music lasting until 4 or 5 am! Nobody could find the house with the loud music. It turned out the music was coming from a “booze cruise” after it docked in this marina, over 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away when the wind was blowing just right! A “booze cruise” is an excursion … Continue reading The Elusive Case of the Loud Party Music

Podcast Review: Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

Today I binge-listened to Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, thirteen episodes and over 5 and a half hours of podcast audio. Natalie Wood was an A-class actress in her day, married to leading man, Robert Wagner. Their love was the stuff of fairy tales! ….Or was it?

In 1981, detectives and the medical examiner concluded that Natalie Wood accidentally drowned, falling from her yacht, Splendour. Robert Wagner, her husband was devastated at the loss. They were deeply in love. He refused to identify the body, sending someone else instead. Ten weeks later, he announced his relationship with Jill St. John, who is still his wife. Questions quickly began to rise about the true cause of Natalie Wood’s death. Were these just stories to sell tabloids in the supermarket? This story hasn’t died in close to 40 years and it includes several Hollywood celebrities, gossip and bisexual scandal!

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