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    • Ferry Boat "Nassau," 1931

    • Port Washington-New Rochelle Ferry Company--Port Washington (N.Y.); Passenger Ferries; Docks; Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Boats and boating;
    • Making round trips between Port Washington, and New Rochelle in Westchester County, "Nassau" eased travel to points north during the 1930s. Ferry dock was located at the foot of Bowman's Point Rd in Manorhaven.
    • Steamer Idlewild Offshore in Port Washington, NY

    • Steamer Idlewild; Steam navigation; Steamboats; Steamships; Boats and boating; Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Harbors--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.);
    • Sidewheeler steamship Idlewild transported passengers from Sands Port dock in Port Washington to Manhattan from 1879 to 1886. The steamer was lost off Long Island Sound in February, 1886 on a run from Bridgeport, CT. Bluffs in the background show...
    • Port Washington Harbor, ca. 1985

    • Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Harbors; Docks; Beaches and shores;
    • Shoreline just north of Town Dock at low tide, prior to later landscaping. Clamming was a common activity. Shore Road and Gildo's Restaurant are on the right.
    • Grandpa Cocks With Day's Catch, ca. 1900

    • Baymen--Port Washington (N.Y.); Oystermen; Boats and boating; Sailing; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • In the early part of the 1900s, Manhasset Bay was the main source of livelihood to fishermen, oystermen and clam diggers such as Grandpa Cocks. Its later popularity as a yachting center began to impact these traditional occupations.
    • Shore Road, Port Washington, 1948

    • Shore Road--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Photography, Aerial;
    • Aerial view of Shore Road just north of Mill Pond. Former location of Lewis Oil Company and barge depot are visible, as well as sand mine just behind present location of Soundview Shopping Center.
    • Locust Grove, ca. 1900

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manorhaven Village (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.) Goodwins Sandbank--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sandbanks; Sand mines and mining; Recreation;
    • Artist's rendering of ca. 1900 Port Washington and neighboring Manhasset Bay Waterfront areas. Around the turn of the century Locust Grove flourished on the shores of what is now the village of Manorhaven.
    • Rumbelow Family Members on Guggenheim Wharf

    • Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Guggenheim Estate--Port Washington (N.Y.); Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • "Blodwen, Megan, Russel, and Aunt Bet," at the Guggenheim Estate where Megan Rumbelow's father, Edmund, worked as a dairyman from 1939 to 1947.
    • Waterwitch after the Hurricane of 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms; boats and boating--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Several come to observe the damage from the hurricane including these gentlemen who see the damage done to this boat, the Waterwitch.
    • Sands Point Bath Club

    • Clubs--Sands Point (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Sands Point Bath [& Tennis] [and Racquet] Club, which burned down on March 12, 1986, was a landmark elite retreat on Long Island Sound with such members as financier Bernard Baruch, John Philip Sousa and W. Averell Harriman.
    • Al Marino Supervising Sand Loading

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.); Land use--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sand mines and mining; Sandbanks;
    • Al Marino, Sand Mining Supervisor, oversees loading of Port Washington-mined sand onto barges in Manhasset Bay. Destined for New York City construction projects, sand from the area came from a number of shoreline mines.
    • Fred Miller, Bayman, Building Catboat

    • Baymen--Port Washington (N.Y.); Oystermen; Boats and boating; Sailing; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • Bayman Fred Miller building catboat "Nonesuch" in his backyard. Used for dredging oysters in the waters of Long Island Sound, such sloops had shallow drafts in order to fish above the beds in shallow water. After 1905, the sharp decline in oyster...
    • Mr. Ryder of Ryder's Dock, 1903

    • Ryder's Dock--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities;
    • Among the bath houses dotting the Port Washington waterfront at the turn of the century were several owned by Ryder. They were located near Second and Third Avenues.
    • Boats to Let At Ryder's Dock, 1903

    • Ryder's Dock--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities;
    • Along the Port Washington shoreline were a number of docks such as Ryder's, shown, and nearby Jenks Dock. Ryder's offered separate bathing facilities for men and women, as well as boat rentals.
    • Grandpa Cocks: Bayman, Clamdigger and Fisherman

    • Baymen--Port Washington (N.Y.); Oystermen; Boats and boating; Sailing; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • Father of long-time Port resident Charlie Cocks, Grandpa Cocks is shown at the helm of an old schooner in Manhasset Bay. Port Washington's abundant clam and oyster beds provided a way of life as well as an occupation for hundreds of such local...
    • The Harbor, Port Washington, L.I.

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Harbors--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Looking southwest towards Port Washington Harbor from the direction of Toms Point in Manhasset Bay, this postcard depicts the resort-area landscape of an earlier era.
    • No. 4--Lower Part Village, Port Washington, L.I.

    • Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Postcard image showing the Port Washington shoreline in 1905. After the 1898 arrival of the Long Island Rail Road, a resulting increase in the town's profile helped this emerging seaside resort area to prosper.
    • Ben Morgan's Old Ferry Dock, ca. 1950

    • Docks; Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Steamboats; Steamboat passenger ferries;Port Washington-New Rochelle Ferry Co.;
    • Located near Orchard Beach Blvd in Manorhaven, Ben Morgan's Old Ferry Dock was heavily used when regular ferry service existed on Long Island Sound. Once the Triborough Bridge opened in 1936 and the Whitestone Bridge in 1939, ferry services ceased...
    • Port Washington and Cow Bay From Mill Pond Road, ca. 1875

    • Port Washington (N.Y.) Harbor; Mill Pond--Port Washington (N.Y.); Harbors; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Docks; Sailing;
    • Mill Pond and Port Washington shorelines, ca. 1875. John and Ephraham Baxter's blacksmith shop is in foreground. Horse-drawn stages in background ran between Sands Point Steamboat Dock and the Great Neck RR Station.
    • Hauled Out For Winter, 1925

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Harbors; Docks; Boats and boating;
    • Boats on the shore of Manhasset Bay in Port Washington, L.I. after being hauled out for the winter. In the rt background, LIRR trestle bridge over the bay is visible.
    • Washed-Up Boat On Shore Road After Hurricane, 1938

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate;
    • Port residents observe one of hundreds of boats blown ashore in Port Washington during record-setting Category 3 1938 hurricane. The extent of property damage from the storm were devastating.
    • Surveying the Damage From Hurricane, 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms;
    • From the porch of Gaffney's Seafood Restaurant near Town Dock, Port residents look out over devastation caused by wind gusts well over 129-mph. Whole beach communities to the east were swept away.
    • Submerged Motorboat After Hurricane, 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms;
    • Hundreds of boats in Manhasset Bay were destoyed by this storm, one of the worst disasters in North American history. Its extreme storm surge had never been seen before, impacting every Long Island coastal community.
    • Waterwitch After Hurricane, 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms;
    • The combination of a strong hurricane moving at an extreme forward speed striking the coast at the same time as the autumnal high tide caused major property damage, such as that to Waterwitch.
    • Off Sands Point, ca. 1875

    • Long Island Sound Steamboat Seawanhaka; Boats and boating; Steamboats; Steamboat passenger ferries; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.);
    • Seawanhaka, an 1866-built paddlewheel steamboat ferry, operated between Manhattan and North Shore Long Island summer destinations Glen Cove, Roslyn and Sands Point. Its run ended in June, 1880 when it burned off Randall's Island with an estimated...
    • Sands Point Beach

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Beaches--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Sands Point Hotel--Sands Point (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Old Sands Point Hotel, which burned down in 1893. The grounds of the hotel, which later served as a Naval Battalion encampment, boasted a shady grove and a steamboat landing.
    • Sands Point Lighthouse, 1996

    • Lighthouses; Navigation--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions--Long Island Sound (N.Y.);
    • Octagonal brownstone lighthouse and keeper's house, built in 1868, located at Sands Point, Long Island--which also marks the entrance to Manhasset Bay from Long Island Sound.
    • Sands Point Lighthouse, ca. 1840

    • Lighthouses; Navigation--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Waterways--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Also referred to as the Mitchell Lighthouse, the Sands Point Light was built at the northern tip of Cow Neck Peninsula after being sponsored by U.S. Senator Samuel Mitchell. The first keeper's house was added in 1848.
    • Sands Point Light Station, Port Washington, L.I., 1908

    • Lighthouses; Navigation--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Waterways--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • William and Isaac Guggenheim, Howard Gould and William Bourke Cockran owned large estates on Sands Point in Port in 1908. Commuters and summer residents later began to move in to the area.

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