Copied from NYBROOKLYN mailing list: Brooklyn Stand Union NewspaperJUNE 16, 1907
"As has been his custom for some years past, I.S. REMSON gave a complimentary luncheon yesterday afternoon in commemoration of the 58th anniversary of his birth at his country home at Harbor Haven, which is on Jamaica Bay, halfway between Jamaica and Far Rockaway. Mr. REMSON, at great expense, has constructed a wide canal leading from Jamaica Bay fully 800 yards to his home and clubhouse.
Mr. REMSON is chairman of the local board in the Thirty-third School District and many school teachers were present at the celebration yesterday. A feature of the occasion was a birthday cake made by Miss WELLS, president of the St. Albans Social Society, the cake having 58 candles on it. The Rev. Mr. BARRETT, pastor of the Springfield Presbyterian Church, made an address. Lunch was provided by the women of the St. Albans Social Society.