Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River (where it flows into Newark Bay), has made the city's waterfront an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Today, Port Newark-Elizabeth is the primary container shipping terminal of the busiest seaport on the American East Coast. In addition, Newark Liberty International Airport was the first municipal commercial airport in the United States, and today is one of its busiest.
In May of 2010, Travis Neal flew into Newark Liberty International Airport, and found the world's squeakiest baggage claim. After spending a few days with Dewlin Rosdahl in Cold Spring, New York, he flew back home from Newark.