Photo Gallery

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

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Island Electricity: A Brief History

By |2020-05-04T22:01:44-04:00May 13th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Island Electricity 1899 ~ Fishers Island’s first electric power plant began operations Fishers Island’s first electric power plant began operations in 1899 in a brick structure that still stands across the street just north of today’s Goose Island Gas Station (formerly

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Water Filtration Plant Construction, circa 1927

By |2020-05-04T22:34:28-04:00May 6th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Construction of the New Water Filtration Plant, Fishers Island, NY, circa 1927. All photographs in this gallery were taken for or by Mr. Donald F. Hine, an engineer who worked on the development of the east end of Fishers Island in the mid-1920s

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F.I. Post Office: A Brief History

By |2020-05-04T19:40:00-04:00March 25th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Throughout the decades, the Post Office steadfastly remained based in the same corner office as today. The Administration Building has served as H.Q. for the Fishers Island Utility Corp. while doubling as the island’s most visited daily destination, the venerable Fishers Island Post Office. (From

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South Beach 1895-1909

By |2020-05-05T10:41:42-04:00March 23rd, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

South Beach (1895 – 1914) South Beach was the social beach on Fishers Island during the pre-automobile era when the island’s east end beaches were relatively difficult to reach by horse and buggy. A band from the Mansion House Hotel played for beach-goers at South Beach on a daily basis for several years during

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The Second Museum (1972-2000)

By |2020-04-23T14:38:48-04:00February 26th, 2012|Island History, Photo Gallery|

In 1971, the HLFM received a donation from Jansen Noyes, Sr. that enabled the construction and maintenance of a new Museum, given in memory of his late wife, Agnes Blancke Noyes. Completed in 1972, it was designed and built by Fishers Island contractor

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The First Museum (1960-1972)

By |2020-04-17T09:52:43-04:00February 26th, 2012|Photo Gallery|

The Museum's first home from 1960 to 1972 was in a rented store front in Gladys Baker's home, today Bobby and Susie Parson's "No Vue." The same store front once hosted the Post Office and Polly's Shop. The Museum moved to its current Equestrian Avenue site in 1972.

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Archaeological Fieldwork

By |2020-04-17T14:04:02-04:00February 26th, 2012|Archeology, Photo Gallery|

These photos show fieldwork at several archaeological sites on Fishers Island during the 1990s. Dr. Bob Funk, New York State archaeologist, and Dr. John Pfeiffer, president of the Connecticut State Archaeological Association, led teams of volunteers and other visiting archaeologists during a decade long project (1986-1996) to discover new information on Fishers Island's prehistory.

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005


In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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