Fire Island

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The birth of Fire Island's modern era may well be the day it was declared a national seashore—September 11, 1964. From this day on, the barrier island would remain forever persevered under custody of the National Park Service. Today, automobiles are the exception, not the rule, thanks to men and women who fought to prevent a paved highway from being constructed on the barrier island over 50 years ago. The island's culture has always embraced its own distinct path. Fire Island's maritime roots are still evident and alternate lifestyles flourish, while the simple and mundane pleasures of a beautiful day at the beach remain intact. Fire Island continues to spark the imagination of tourists, vacationers, and residents alike who revel in the beauty of this unique place. Today, Fire Island is so many things to so many people.
ISBN: 9781467121712
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 160
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A year-round resident of Fire Island since 1996 and graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Shoshanna McCollum is a former curator of the Ocean Beach Historical Society. As an award-winning freelance writer she has been published by a number of local Long Island newspapers. Presently a member of the Long Island Authors Group, Shoshanna wrote Arcadia's Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore, released in March 2012.
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