Hampton Bays

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In the heart of the Hamptons, located on the South Fork of eastern Long Island, is the community of Hampton Bays, which was founded long ago as Good Ground. As the name implies, the area was settled because of the fertile land and the plentiful fish and shellfish found in the surrounding bays and inlets. Today, the hamlet is a popular vacation spot with some of the most renowned beaches on the south shore. Hampton Bays features images that document the changing nature of the community and its eventual conversion from a farming village to a popular summer resort.
ISBN: 9780738592817
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Geoffrey K. Fleming, a fan and former resident of Hampton Bays, was born and raised on Long Island. He currently serves as director of the Southold Historical Society on the North Fork of Long Island and has written three other books for Arcadia Publishing. In Hampton Bays, Fleming has carefully selected images from the collection of the Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society, as well as from several other public and private collections, to document the rich history of this community.