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I’ve been giving presentations about Gardiners Island at the East Hampton Library, Southampton History Museum and last week at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum.
Part of the talk involves the pirate Captain Kidd, who in 1699 famously buried treasure on Gardiners Island, which is east of Shelter Island. Years ago, for a TV shoot on the privately held island that’s been in the Gardiner family for nearly 400 years, Robert David Lion Gardiner, its “16th Lord of the Manor,” brought me to the spot where the treasure had been buried. (more…)
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Journalist Karl Grossman will give a presentation on Gardiners Island on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.
Journalist discusses ‘time capsule’
For residents of Shelter Island, who regard Gardiners Island as a distant, somewhat mysterious cousin, there can be few guides as well-acquainted with this 3,300-acre jewel as Karl Grossman, a journalist who first ventured there almost 50 years ago. Mr. Grossman, who has covered Long Island for more than four decades, writes the Suffolk Closeup column that appears weekly in the Reporter. He first met Robert David Lion Gardiner, the self-described “16th Lord of the Manor,” when he covered a large campout of Boy Scouts hosted by Mr. Gardiner in 1971.
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Signs painted by 2017’s Derby competitor vying to get their art on this year’s Derby T-shirts line the road in front of Binder Pools.
Rig up your poles kids, because the Annual Shelter Island Snapper Derby is back!
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Our columnist and his party were happily surrounded by a group of inquisitive seals near Gardiners Island.
I am not even going to mention how lousy the fishing continues to be because it is not my fault that the weather has been so totally uncooperative for the better part of two weeks.
So there. Glad I didn’t mention it. (more…)