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Eelgrass of Fishers Island

By |2020-09-27T09:10:19-04:00May 14th, 2013|Natural History, Photo Gallery|

Fishers Island is one of the last remaining places where Eelgrass (Zostera marina) thrives in New York waters.  Once found in every harbor, creek and cove on the East Coast, this critically important species is now only found in cool, clear and often wave-swept waters like those

Edwin H. Horning — an autobiography

By |2020-04-21T12:33:29-04:00February 26th, 2013|Documents, Natural History|

Edwin H. Horning Edwin H. Horning, who passed away on August 28, 2008, first came to Fishers Island as a school teacher in 1951. He joined the Board of Trustees of the H.L. Ferguson Museum at its inception in 1960 and became the Museum's third curator

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


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