Tier writes the following: I believe our first canoe trips were “day trips” from Dingmans Ferry to Bushkill Falls.
Bushkill Falls is where the famous “group photo” was taken. I don’t know how many summers we went on day trips before we graduated to overnight trips.
Perhaps only one. There was a camping area that we referred to as the “first camp site”. That is where we “reversed beamed“ and "porpoised” the girl scouts.
Also, the 1st camp site is where some creature came to our camp and opened up our coolers and ate for free.
I do remember that there was a abandoned camp deep in the woods. I would say that the 1st campsite is probably near Smithfield Beach, or between Bushkill and Smithfield Beach (see the Map Page).
I know one time we camped near Portland/Columbia when someone stole a watch (Harry?) in Portland. One time we camped by Worthington State Park
by the Delaware Water Gap. This is where Howie stole and ate Bogie's T-Bone steak. Bogie cried out: "I was going to give him the Bone, but he took the T!" Another time we camped by a Power Plant when the bees
invaded our campsite. I think another time we camped in Belvidere. I remember two girls that Kracko picked up. We also camped on “Dildo Island” in Easton which marked the end point
of that trip.
Hogie's older brother, who lived in Dingmans Ferry, died July 8th, and his obituary was printed in the Daily Record, which is printed below.
VINCENT P. HOGAN AGE: 60 DINGMANS FERRY
Vincent P. Hogan, 60, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, passed away Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at Saint Clares Hospital, Dover, following a long illness. Resident of Dingmans Ferry since 1988, formerly of Morristown most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a self-employed Carpenter-Trimmer.
Survived by his wife Nancy; son Robert J. at home; grandson Caleb; his mother Agnes Hogan of Morristown; two brothers Dennis of Mahwah and Larry of Morristown and his sister Diane Loughman of Convent Station. Predeceased by his brother Robert.
Memorial Visitation Sunday, July 25th, 2010, 12 Noon - 2 PM at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Route 10 West, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in his memory to Family House, 123 University Place Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.