City Island and Orchard Beach

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A resort community once known as a "playground for the wealthy," City Island rose to fame as a leader in boat manufacturing and gained international recognition for the victorious yachts it produced for the America's Cup races. Well-known shipyards on the island, including Nevins, Minneford, and Kretzers, weathered society's changing demands to cater to a new clientele of boat owners who required smaller vessels with lowmaintenance features. With over 200 vintage photographs accompanied by an insightful text, City Island and Orchard Beach traces the transformation of this European-styled community from the mid-1800s to the 1990s. This visual journey to the early days of the island focuses on the community's sense of purpose and its adaptability to the changes brought on by time and technology. Learn about the lives of the island's original settlers, tour its original homes and businesses, and discover the significant role that the area played in the Revolutionary War.
ISBN: 9780738535463
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Catherine A. Scott has been a community activist and history enthusiast for over 20 years. A freelance writer for the Bronx County Historical Society and the 1998 recipient of the Carl and Nettie Halpern Award, she is also a news editor for the Island Current, a monthly community newspaper. She currently serves as corresponding secretary for the City Island Civic Association and recording secretary for the Einstein/Weiler Hospital Community Advisory Board. Readers of all ages will be enlightened by her lovingly crafted tribute to the rich history of City Island.
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