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Einstein on Long Island: A Poor Sailor Wearing Feminine ‘Sundials’

By Daniel Treiman

Albert Einstein

David Rothman, a Cutchogue, N.Y., department store owner, shares his boyhood memories of Albert Einstein with The New York Times. In the summer 1939, the famed physicist relaxed by sailing (not very capably) the Long Island Sound in a boat called the Tinef — Yiddish for “worthless” or “junk.” Apparently it was “his happiest summer ever.”

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