Row Your Boat
Thanks for making Marin Magazine such
a fine publication. I always read it cover to
cover. Even the ads are attractive. I want to
compliment you on the cover for the annual
2016 cover contest (May, 2016). As the
originator of recreational rowing in Marin
back in 1967, I had no idea it would eventu-ally became the Marin Rowing Association.
Created with the help, insight and skills of
Greenbrae’s Bob Cummings, a 1932 Olympic
sculler representing Canada (the Boat House
is named in his honor), and many other former oarsmen and scullers, the success of the
sport in Marin is good to see and perfectly
expressed by artist Barrie Barnett.
HO WARD LEVENSON, SAN RAFAEL
Baby on the Bridge
Thanks for your article on the Golden Gate
Bridge and the babies born there (Summer
Guide, 2016). There was also, in 1968, a little
girl delivered on the bridge. My father, Capt.
Edward Moore, was present at her birth.
MARILYN MOORE DINEEN, SAN RAFAEL
I enjoy your magazine, and that is not at all
lessened by finding a mistake in the recent
issue. The photo on page 146 (Looking Back,
June) is taken at the intersection of Princess
Street and Bridgeway (aka Water Street) look-ing north, not south. You can see in the
distance the stone elephants that mark the
park. They are still there, as is the new ferry
landing. Much of the text in the article is
turned around in the labeling of what is in the
photo. IAN SOBIESKI, VIA EMAIL
In our July Journey about Ethiopia we called
the country the most populous in the world.
We intended to say it is the most populous
landlocked country in the world.
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reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone
National Park, “Howl,” won a 2013 Lowell
Thomas Award gold medal for environmental journalism. He lives in San Francisco
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A Los Angeles–based travel writer, Jim
Calio has visited more than 50 countries
and written about everything from the
Great Wall in China to walking safaris in
Africa to a cooking school in Oman. He is
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chief and writer for Newsweek and People
magazines in New York. His dream trip is
to go into space with the first tour company
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