Carnegie Lake in Princeton New Jersey where, among other
places such as Peconic Bay, LI, Saranac Lake, NY, and
Zurich, Switzerland, Albert Einstein sailed. And I thought to
give Tillerman credit for the photo until I found it on the Google.
Thanks anyway, Tillerman.
112 Mercer Street, where Einstein lived. Long after his death
the house continues to generate garbage, apparently.
Down Mercer Street, which somewhere turns into Princeton Pike,
is the Institute for Advanced Study. Albert thought and postulated
and theorized here. I would have driven down the road but.........
Back to town, where Einstein often ate. But when he ate there,
there were less horses and more cars. Same building though.
Albert Einstein's framed picture on the end of the glass case
separating the two halves of the main dining room. It hung
directly over the two-top where he preferred to dine.
Directly behind that wheelbarrow is where the picture used to hang,
and where the two-top was pushed up against. This was about a
month and a half ago. I know that the ceiling and 3rd floor above are
now gone, as well as the old roof. You can look in through the front
windows and see blue sky. It's just not right.
Back down Mercer Street, south of the IAS, is Princeton
Battlefield. A photo of the 300 year old Mercer Oak, before a
storm brought the old girl down in 2000. After having worked in the
town for 15 years to that point, even to me it felt like
a member of the family had died.
The new Mercer Oak.
Across Princeton Pike from the Mercer Oak is the other half
of the Battlefield. That structure was not originally there, but
moved from an existing mansion somewhere else and re-erected.
It still looks cool.
The Princeton University boathouse on Carnegie Lake. This might
have been one of the scenes the Tillerman saw while jogging that
particular section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath ,
stretching right across the much-maligned state of New Jersey
from the Pennsylvania border to the ocean.
He may have gazed upon this stretch of canal during his woozy
jog. It was unusually warm for March 14th, and his run would
end sooner than he had planned.
He never mentioned seeing any turtles sunning themselves...
There were no rowers that day, just a couple of guys fishing
and two women in a canoe.
Nope, none of these guys either.
I wonder if he made it as far north as the Heathcote Brook Spillway
directly across the towpath from the Kingston Dam.
This is in my estimation, the widest part of Carnegie Lake, where
the finish line for the rowing regattas is located. It's also where
most of the minimal sailing is done. There was a small Laser fleet
here at one point, and one of the sailors was a customer at the
restaurant. Back in the seventies, the Region II Penguin fleet
held an annual Fall regatta here called the Gobbler Bowl,
sometime before Thanksgiving. The wind was always really
shifty and unpredictable, and I think the sailors attended for the
beer, comradery, and the Princeton home game at Palmer
Stadium in the afternoon. The last regatta I remember sailing in
ended with a Colgate game. I thought it was weird that they
named a college after toothpaste.
I'd be surprised if Tillerman saw this sight as I did today.
It's a little south of where he was sweating profusely.
It's a strange activity with which I am not familiar. If you
participate in this, you clearly do not sail a boat.