Fort Terry, Plum Island, N.Y.
The Plum Island exhibit relied primarily on the work of six talented photographers: Robert Lorenz, whose photos covered both the natural beauty of Plum Island and the decay of toppled emplacements and abandoned buildings; Susan Tamulevich, leader of repeated tours to Plum Island for the Custom House Maritime Museum, who shot iconic sites and architectural details spotted along the way; Jane T. Ahrens, of Fishers Island, who turned her well-trained eye on structural interiors, exteriors, and natural vistas; and Mark Berhow, Coast Defense Study Group, whose camera captured a variety of gun emplacements and former Fort Buildings while touring military sites on Plum Island with members of his organization. A wonderful photograph of a kayak protest was provided by Patricia Burnside. Matthew D. Schlesinger, New York Natural Heritage Program, kindly allowed us to reproduce several of his images from the Plum Island Biodiversity Study.
Institutions that provided information and images were: Coast Defense Study Group, General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, New York Natural Heritage Program, Preserve Plum Island Coalition, Save the Sound, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
As I tend to say, for good reason, at the end of every acknowledgment section: We couldn’t have done it without you!
Henry L. Ferguson Museum