Captain Bill Smith sent this photo to the office recently, of what he said was a Stanford White home in the Village of Dering Harbor.
Bill writes that “it was torn down by a new owner of the property about 60 years ago. It was a beautiful black house that always had many pots and window boxes of red geraniums on its patios, decks, etc.” He believes that it became the site of Rachel Carpenter’s pool hall on the Mostly Hall estate and is now a new owner’s guest house.
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Linda Springer was the first to call in, identifying both coaches as Bill McGonegal on the left and Southold teacher Frank Arnold on the right. Brian Springer is the serious fellow, third from the left in the back row, and the tall All Star in the very back is Cori Cass. A third Shelter Islander, Craig Simes, is second from the right in the front row.
Jenn McGonegal Wissemann didn’t have any trouble recognizing her dad, Bill McGonegal, and her “little brother Larry — now 34 years old, married with two boys and a stockbroker in Manhattan,” who is third from the left in front. Jenn said her dad was very active in CYO and Little League in Southold — “He loved volunteering his time with the kids,” she said. “He passed away suddenly in 1991 at the age of 48 so many of these boys may remember him.”
Cara Cass identified all three of the Shelter Island All Stars, too.
Thanks to you all!
Which were ours? Three of these All Stars are from Shelter Island. Can you spot ‘em? If you’ve got details you want to share, call Archer Brown at 749-1000, extension 26, or email her at email@example.com.
It may have looked little back then, but the sentiment is still the same.
Eileen Oehl had some answers about this photo last week but we also heard from John Evans — too late for that week’s Reporter. He thinks the second little girl from the left was Claire Evans, not Ursula Liff’s sister. The serious girl on the white horse was not a Hampshire Farms rider, he said, but maybe from Sagaponack or the North Fork, taking part in an off-Island show about 20 years ago..