Bayport Heritage

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Bayport, a small town on the south shore of Long Island, is the very embodiment of a village that has retained the charm and allure that once drew summer visitors at the end of the nineteenth century. Since Bayport is situated on the Great South Bay, most of its 8,000 residents revel in the view of Fire Island, that slender strand known as a barrier beach, that keeps the Atlantic Ocean honest and where it belongs. Although the history of Bayport reaches back to its origin in 1786 with William Nicoll's conveyance of inherited lands (celebrated in 1986 by a bicentennial ceremony), the pictorial history shown herein starts in 1825 with a photograph of the second wooden schoolhouse in Bayport and a line drawing of the same.
ISBN: 9780738587370
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For Bayport Heritage, the large volume of photographs in the Bayport Heritage Association's pictorial archive made the asscoiation's selection of the most appealing images a lengthy process. There is an abundance of photographs showing the wonderful interiors of early summer homes and their gardens, as well as delightfully clear views of old businesses and their proprietors, early schoolhouses, the Methodist church (the only church in Bayport), and the centerpiece of many small towns, the volunteer fire department. Interspersed are portraits of some of the old-timers who may still be remembered by longtime residents, and who names (such as Snedecor, Gillette, and Seaman) still grace the tree-lined streets of Bayport. Bayport Heritage is sure to be treasured by generations of residents and visitors for years to come.