Category Archives: history buffs

Port Newark: How Malcom McLean Changed the World

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett Sixty years ago this week, Malcom McLean, trucking mogul turned shipping magnate, tilted the shipping world on its axis when the 524-foot Ideal X cast off from Berth 24 at the foot of Marsh Street … Continue reading

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Teterboro Airport:  Meet the Fokkers, the World’s Largest Passenger Airplanes 

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett The Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America built the Fokker F-32 in 1929 in their Teterboro, N.J. factory.  It was the first four-engine commercial aircraft built in America and the largest land plane in the world.  … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Lee Jaffe, Port Authority’s Legendary First Female Director of Public Affairs

By Lenis Rodrigues, Media Relations Staff CLICK IMAGES FOR A CLOSER VIEW    Lee Jaffe was a brilliant woman from a small Pennsylvania town who worked as the Port Authority’s Director of Public Relations from 1944-1965. She served as the … Continue reading

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