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Roger McKeon (big surprise) correctly ID-ed last week’s photo (see below) as “Wayside Park on Burns Road.”
The official name on the plaque at the idyllic spot just off Coecles Harbor — once the entrance gate to St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center — is “Wayside Picnic Park” and notes it was a gift of Andrew J. Mitchell in 1970.
Unofficial Island historian Tom Speeches has written that where the monument now sits was “a little country farm house owned by Andy Mitchell, a Shelter Island man. Upon his death, the house was eventually taken down and at his request, it become a park for people to enjoy.”