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A Detailed Look at Fishers Island’s First Known Prize Fight

By |2020-04-16T17:16:01-04:00March 18th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

A Detailed Look at Fishers Island's First Known Prize Fight by Pierce Rafferty Fishers Island's colorful boxing history begins in the late 1860s during the period when Robert Ralston Fox, a retired manufacturer, owned the island and ran it as a cattle and sheep stock farm. The entire island was his private estate for he

Island History: Prize Fights on Fishers Island

By |2020-04-16T17:15:48-04:00March 18th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

Island History: Prize Fights on Fishers Island by Pierce Rafferty If a poll were taken today asking what sport was most associated with Fishers Island, without doubt sailing or golf would top the list. For those with longer memories, horse shows and dog trials might also come to mind. However, believe it or not, there

New York Report by James H. Hill, published in April 1901

By |2020-05-29T12:54:26-04:00March 18th, 2012|Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

New York Report by James H. Hill, published in April 1901 (The Auk, New Series Vol. XVIII, No. 1, April 1901) Flat Hammock off North Hill once hosted a large tern colony. At the eastern end of Fishers Island, about two or three miles distant from the Connecticut shore is Wicopesset, a small,

2012 Newsletter: From the President

By |2020-05-31T08:20:33-04:00March 18th, 2012|Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

2012 Newsletter From the President by Penni Sharp Spring is well underway on Fishers Island as I write this annual greeting on behalf of the Museum. After one of the mildest winters in my memory, spring has brought a strange mix of weather conditions with temperatures well into the 80s during March followed by chilly

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

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