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Fort Terry, Plum Island

By |2020-06-27T20:34:01+00:00June 12th, 2020|Exhibitions|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Terry, Plum Island, N.Y. Fort Terry was established on Plum Island in Gardiners Bay east of Orient Point, L.I. on land purchased by the U.S. Government in 1897 and 1901. The Fort was a vital link in the chain of fortifications guarding the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound.

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Fort Tyler, Gardiners Island Point

By |2020-06-27T20:32:47+00:00June 11th, 2020|Exhibitions|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Tyler, Gardiners Point Island, N.Y.: “The Ruins” The story of Fort Tyler would be a comedy if it weren’t so tragic. The Fort was completed by 1898, but only after the end of the Spanish American War. Fort Tyler was never assigned armament or a garrison. In the ensuing

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Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point

By |2020-06-27T20:38:12+00:00June 9th, 2020|Exhibitions|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. Fort Mansfield was established on 60 acres of land purchased by the government on Napatree Point, R.I. in 1898. The post was subsequently abandoned in stages with all armament removed by 1917. The beachscape would be radically altered by storms within a few short decades.

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A Beautiful New Tree Graces the Front of the HLFM

By |2020-06-03T12:19:27+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Gifts, News|

On April 8, 2020, a crew from Race Rock Garden Company replaced a diseased Sugar Maple with an American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) that was generously donated by John and Libby Winthrop of Charleston, South Carolina. We are looking forward to a proper ceremony honoring the donors and our new tree when such

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Albert F. Greene’s fireman’s uniform (jacket) circa 1930

By |2020-06-02T20:04:38+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

Albert F. Greene’s fireman’s uniform (jacket) circa 1930 with brass HDLIS (Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound) Fire Dept. pin was donated to the Museum by Sharon Park. This uniform was originally worn to provide Mr. Greene cover while smuggling alcohol between Fishers Island, N.Y. and Lord’s Point, Stonington, Conn., during Prohibition.

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A New Map of Connecticut, published 1799

By |2020-06-02T19:58:31+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

"A New Map of Connecticut from the Best Authorities", published 1799 was donated by Vicki and Pierce Rafferty. Also donated were: Map of Rhode Island and Connecticut. published 1796; Fishers Island Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. “POSTED” sign issued when Morgan S. Reichner was secretary; advertisement promoting tour of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, detached page from October

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Southold Town Police Badge No. 7

By |2020-06-02T19:39:21+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

This Southold Town Police badge No. 7 (pinback), circa 1960 was donated by Ann Banks along with a group portrait of FIFD Drill Team No. 1., circa 1930s. (The badge was worn by Stanley “Stich” Kowalszyk, who was the crossing guard at the second F.I. School on Montauk Ave.)

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Battery Wooster, former site of two 8-inch disappearing guns, Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. , circa 2011. Photo by John Leuba.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020

The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing.
Now Open!
 

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