The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup known as the Scottish Cup, is a knockout cup competition in Scottish football. Organised by the Scottish Football Association, it is the third oldest existing football competition in the world, having commenced in the 1873–74 season just two years after the first FA Cup; the winners are awarded the world's oldest trophy, minted in 1885. Celtic hold the record for most wins with 39, the most final appearances with 58. Celtic are the current holders, having beaten Heart of Midlothian 2–1 in the 2019 final. At the time of the cup's first season Queen's Park were by far the dominant force in Scottish football, no other team had managed to score a goal against them until 1875, eight years after their formation; this early dominance meant they were invited into the first FA Cup season and in season 1883–84 they came close to a cup double, winning the Scottish Cup but losing the FA Cup Final to Blackburn Rovers. They again were defeated once again. Other Scottish teams competed in the FA Cup such as Partick Thistle and 3rd Lanark RV and continued to compete until 1887, when the Scottish Football Association banned its members from taking any further part in the "English Cup".
By the time the Scottish Football League was founded in the 1890–91 season Queen's Park had been eclipsed by many of the league clubs, they agreed to enter the competition in the 1900–01 season, they finished seventh in their first season. Their demise was reflected in their Scottish Cup results, although they reached 4 Finals after the foundation of the league they could only win one and their 1893 success was their last, reaching only one more final in 1900. Dumbarton filled the void left by Queen's Park for a time but like all Scottish football competitions the Scottish Cup would come to be dominated by the Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers. In 1909 the cup was withheld by the SFA after a riot broke out following a replay between Rangers and Celtic; the first match was drawn 2–2 and the second 1–1. The cup was not competed for between 1914 and 1919 due to World War I. World War II prevented competition between 1939 and 1945 although the Scottish War Emergency Cup was held in the 1939–40 season.
A draw in the final used to result in the match being replayed at a date. Since the 1981 final, the result has always been decided on the day, with a penalty shootout if required after extra time. Note: The 1909 Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Celtic is not included in this tally. Note: Teams in Italics are defunct, are unable to win the cup. List of Scottish League Cup finals List of Scottish football champions Football records in Scotland Scotland – List of Cup Finals, RSSSF.com
"I'm Hitting The Trail to Normandy: So Kiss Me Goodbye" is a World War I song written and composed by Charles A. Snyder and Oscar Doctor; the song was published in 1917 by Snyder Music in New York, NY. The sheet music cover, illustrated by E. H. Pfeiffer, depicts a soldier kissing a woman good-bye with an inset photo of Paul Elwood; the sheet music can be found at the Pritzker Military Library. Parker, Bernard S. World War I Sheet Music 1. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7864-2798-7. OCLC 71790113 Paas, John Roger. 2014. America sings of war: American sheet music from World War I. ISBN 9783447102780. OCLC 892462420 Vogel, Frederick G. World War I Songs: A History and Dictionary of Popular American Patriotic Tunes, with Over 300 Complete Lyrics. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1995. ISBN 0-89950-952-5. OCLC 32241433
The Peconic Bay is the parent name for two bays between the North Fork and South Fork of Long Island in the U. S. state of New York. It is separated from Gardiners Bay by Shelter Island. Peconic Bay is divided by Robins Island into the Great Peconic Bay on the west and Little Peconic Bay on the east; the west end of Great Peconic Bay is called Flanders Bay. Great Peconic is a shallow bay, less than 30 feet deep, while Little Peconic reaches depths of over 80 feet; the Shinnecock Canal provides access from the Great Peconic Bay to Shinnecock Bay. The two Peconic Bays are collectively referred to as "the Peconics"; the Peconics are a tidal estuary system fed at the western end by the Peconic River. Other notable tidal estuary creeks which provide brackish water to the system are Meeting House Creek, Brushes Creek, James Creek, Deep Hole Creek on the North Fork; these and others bring lesser salinity to the water compared to the Atlantic Ocean. For that reason, the clams and bay scallops were numerous for generations since they require brackish water and the bountiful phyto and zooplankton which give the system its first tier of life.
Reseeding of shellfish in 2005 and 2006 and leasing of the bottom to commercial farmers for clams and oysters have given rise to hope for the ecosystem. The winter flounder fishing caught in the spring has all but collapsed, but fluke, bluefish and some northern weakfish are to be found, using clams and spearing for bait. Snappers give youngsters a real thrill in late summer. August is a time of blue claw crabbing and recent catches 2006 and 2007 in the inlets and creeks have been bountiful. A boaters' paradise for its calm waters in summer and fresh sou'westers in late afternoon for sailing has become a popular vacation spot for New Yorkers and East coasters. Peconic Bay gives its name to the proposed Peconic County, New York, which would comprise the eastern portion of existing Suffolk County that surrounds Peconic Bay. While this movement to split Suffolk County along economic lines has a long history, it has not been active since 1998. Long Island Suffolk County, New York Peconic Bay Anglers- A fishing club dedicated to anglers of the Peconic Bays and surrounding waters.
Images Nautical chart of Great Peconic Bay