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post #16 of 44
Here's one for ya!.....Ken's Rock (probably famous to only me)

In between the pipeline and Turtle Cove (narrowing it down, huh?) The one I got swept off of last year while showing someone a fish. Of course I had my back turned to the surf....you think I'd have known better...
post #17 of 44
So was Orient that causeway(low flat spot with water on both sides was formed in a similar fashion, just not as dynamically.
Shag
post #18 of 44
Thread Starter 
Has anybody been in the light house??? There are all kinds of cool old pictures of what the point used to look like before it eroded, some pics of that cement turret in place on the hill...theres alot of history in that light house!!!
post #19 of 44
History, you bet. I believe the light was commissioned by GW thats Washington , not Bush
Shag
post #20 of 44
SHAG DO YOU KNOW TE MEANING OR TRNSLATION OF THE WORD SHAGWONG ? THANKS
post #21 of 44
Shag,
You headed out this weekend? Where has the potato guy been? I have missed his antics.

See you soon bud,

Mike
post #22 of 44
You will find the answer to your question here grasshopper.. http://www.dickshovel.com/meto.html

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SHAG DO YOU KNOW TE MEANING OR TRNSLATION OF THE WORD SHAGWONG ? THANKS
post #23 of 44
Hey Mike,
I don't think so, but you never know. I'm heading up your way to pick up a boat Saturday. Potatoboy was out two weekends ago. That sack of skuds, I mean spuds on the beach in front of the pavillion is his. It seems some high brow with a fishing permit who was picnicing with his wife near False bar didn't like the commotion caused by PB's cannon and ruined all the fun for everyone between blitzes. The State asked him to leave or face who knows what. I guess he had to high tail it, and left the spuds. I'm sure he will return. I've got a trip this week, but will return the following weekend.
Hope to see you out there.
Shag
post #24 of 44
Witch,
I got in trouble on another board when someone though it was something perverted. I should be so lucky. No meaning, just a place dear to the heart. That link of surfdweller was interesting though.
I still remember seeing it on a transom ofan old ship careened on the beach.
TL
Shag
post #25 of 44
My parents had a place on Ditch Plains Rd in the early 50's. My Dad was a surfcaster (Surfers of Long Island). We used to take many treks up to the Fortress passing the big house on the cliff. I am writing a story for my grandkids about our amazing times in Montauk and one of the highlights is the house. We used to call the hill Sandpiper Hill. Not sure if we made it up or that's what it was called. Part of the house was lost due to errosion and part was purchased and moved by the photographer Beard. They sell a great book at the Lighthouse that gives a nice pictorial history and explains some of the area names...many derived from the Montauk Indians.
post #26 of 44
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Great thread guys...I've often wondered about some of those. How about Kings on the south side? I assume napeague is an Indian name. Goff Pt and Lazy Pt...anything behind those?



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The Rat

Lazy Point got it name "derisively" from the clammers who lived there. Clammers were thought to the lazy baymen
post #27 of 44
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My parents had a place on Ditch Plains Rd in the early 50's. My Dad was a surfcaster (Surfers of Long Island). We used to take many treks up to the Fortress passing the big house on the cliff. I am writing a story for my grandkids about our amazing times in Montauk and one of the highlights is the house. We used to call the hill Sandpiper Hill. Not sure if we made it up or that's what it was called. Part of the house was lost due to errosion and part was purchased and moved by the photographer Beard. They sell a great book at the Lighthouse that gives a nice pictorial history and explains some of the area names...many derived from the Montauk Indians.

The Windmill was part of the Church Estate. The remains of the Church Estate can still be seen coming out of the bluffs at Poles. Cheryl Tiegs and Peter Beard did move the Windmill up to their property and it subsequently burned down. Anybody who has old pictures of Montauk let me know. I would love to purchase/ browse.

Thanks,

Mike G
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by Montauk Pete View Post
Excellent posts.

Ok here's one for you all:

How did Dead Man's Cove get named?
Anyone?


That is the place where The Dead Bodies of those aboard The John Milton, a Sailing Ship of the day washed ashore. That was in 1669, and no, I was not there.

Okay, Peter Try This One Out--- How did Tumas (SS Area West Of Tea House) Get its name? I only found out a few years ago because his Grandaughter Lexa Tuma told me the true story as she heard it when she was a child.
post #29 of 44
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... Surfers now call it poles, fisherman call it Shadmore, but to me it will always be Fortress...




Poles was named after the pilings from a ruined house that used to be hanging from the cliff in front of the surf break. It is amazing how much that cliff has eroded over the years.



Some surfers used to call the area east of Poles "Fortress".
post #30 of 44
Anyone have a picture of the indian (wooden indian?) that was on the bluff west of Ditch Plains, before Deadman's Cove?

I've only heard about it, before my time
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