COURTESY POST CARD
In 1921, a crowd of bathers at what is now the Shelter Island Heights Beach Club witnessed the arrival by canoe of Miss Dorothy Stokes of Greenport.
Said to be a former Queen of the Yale Ball, she paddled across, tied her canoe up to the floating raft and “cavorted gaily, revealing her legs, sans stockings in a bathing suit slit up the sides.” (more…)
SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Joan Schultz, left, and Anna Congdon packing lima beans around 1951. The plant ran 24 hours a day during the harvest season.
Back in the 1950s an idea took root with local farmers and gave sudden rise to a thriving business employing many Islanders. And almost as quickly it was gone. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Long Island Cheese looks like the pumpkin that carried Cinderella to the ball.
My long bed-making ordeal is over. (more…)