A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay challenges readers to imagine they are in a boat in the exact middle of Raritan Bay, straddling the imaginary line between New York and New Jersey. The history of what's on, below, and surrounding Raritan Bay extends from where the boat is positioned (in the middle of the bay) to some 30 miles in all directions. The inside of the circle encompasses about 2,800 square miles of historical geography which includes the Atlantic Ocean representing about a third of the area explored in the book. The other two-thirds include towns and places such as Toms River, Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties; Long Island, The Bronx, and Brooklyn in New York State; and Newark, Trenton, Princeton, Edison,Freehold, Morristown, Toms River, White Plains, Hackettstown, Flemington and Brick Township in New Jersey.
The book looks at history from the viewpoint of being on the water, whether it's Raritan Bay or any of the rivers or streams which flow into it, such as Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor, Arthur Kill, Raritan River, Shrewsbury River, Navesink River, Sandy Hook Bay or the Atlantic Ocean.
Some highlights of the book include: