JULIE LANE PHOTO Bill Dickerson, with his certificate from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York honoring him for his decades of service to Shelter Island.
At 95, Bill Dickerson remembers the good times and the hard times.
He persevered through the latter, and for his dedication to his fellow Isalnders, has been honored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York for 70 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. (more…)
Brian Caputo of Commack recently emailed us a photo of this postcard. He said, “I collect old vintage postcards from Shelter Island because it’s my favorite place.
“I recently bought this one but cannot place where it was taken. It’s postmarked ‘1909 Greenport.’ Seems to be in a creek and the building is obviously not the Prospect or Manhanset.”
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All summer and into the fall, I’ve been taking my daily walk around the Heights near dusk.
Sometimes, I hear the Yacht Club’s cannon booming, announcing sunset; every day it gets a little earlier. Most nights, darkness comes on as I walk. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Tails it is. An 1898 dime found in the Heights.
There were formal dances and big band concerts at the Prospect Hotel where the elite gathered to celebrate major events in their lives.
Shelter Island Heights was having a building boom, with many houses going up for wealthy New Englanders who had decided to summer here.
Methodists from Brooklyn were also flocking to the Heights where their church maintained a campgrounds for summer meditation and relaxation.
Advertisements for summer rentals on the Island included the phrase, “Jews need not apply.” (more…)