Mud Island

Some articles on mud island, island:

Mud Island, Memphis - History - Downtown Airport
... In 1959, the Memphis Downtown Airport was opened on Mud Island, which at that time was called City Island ...
Tourism In Memphis, Tennessee - Other Attractions - Mud Island River Park
... Mud Island River Park and Mississippi River Museum is located on Mud Island in downtown Memphis ...
Mud Island (disambiguation) - United States
... Mud Island, Memphis Mud Island (Michigan) Mud Island (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), site of Revolutionary War era Fort Mifflin, aka Fort Island Battery or ...
Siege Of Fort Mifflin - Siege - Preparations
... Smith of the 4th Maryland Regiment with a detachment of Continentals into the fort on Mud Island ... numbered 200 soldiers plus Major Robert Ballard of Virginia, Major Simeon Thayer of Rhode Island, and Captain Samuel Treat of the Continental Artillery ... On the last leg of their journey, reinforcements for Mud Island had to be ferried across the Delaware from Red Bank, New Jersey under the protection of the ...
Siege Of Fort Mifflin
... The Siege of Fort Mifflin or Siege of Mud Island Fort from September 26 to November 16, 1777 saw British land batteries commanded by Captain John Montresor and a British naval squadron under Vice ... Fort Mifflin on Mud Island in the middle of the Delaware and Fort Mercer at Red Bank, New Jersey, together with river obstructions and a small flotilla under ... Two British warships which had run aground near Mud Island were destroyed the next day ...

Famous quotes containing the words island and/or mud:

    When the inhabitants of some sequestered island first descry the “big canoe” of the European rolling through the blue waters towards their shores, they rush down to the beach in crowds, and with open arms stand ready to embrace the strangers. Fatal embrace! They fold to their bosoms the vipers whose sting is destined to poison all their joys; and the instinctive feeling of love within their breasts is soon converted into the bitterest hate.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The swimming hole is still in use. It has the same mudbank. It is still impossible to dress without carrying mud home in one’s inner garments. As an engineer I could devise improvements for that swimming hole. But I doubt if the decrease in mother’s grief at the homecoming of muddy boys would compensate the inherent joys of getting muddy.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)