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In the Pool: Don’t Rock the Boat & Stay Seated

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Jan 31, 2009 - Historic Signage from Neptune's Water Flume Rescued on Astroland's Last Day. Park Owners Carol Hill Albert and Jerry Albert Donated the Signs to the Coney Island History Project
[Photo courtesy of Coney Island History Project/GL Flickr Pool]

These signs from the waterflume at Astroland were rescued on the park’s last day, January 31. The Coney Island History Project writes: “Lynn Kowalewski , a Brooklyn resident and member of the Coney Island History Project, helped carry the DO NOT ROCK THE BOAT sign from Astroland’s Water Flume. Tricia Vita, Administrative Director of the Coney Island History Project , holds the REMAIN SEATED – KEEP HANDS IN BOAT sign. Neptune’s Water Flume was one of Astroland’s most popular rides. It was one of the early flumes made by Arrow Development in the early 60s right after the New York Worlds Fair and was built specifically for this park. The Astroland Archives, historic signage and other artifacts from the 46 year old park were donated to the History Project by Astroland owners Carol Hill Albert and Jerome Albert. The History Project’s exhibition center is located in a former souvenir store below the world-famous Cyclone roller coaster on Surf Avenue near West 10th Street. Open weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is free.”

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