50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Haskell Karp received the first temporary artificial heart implanted by Dr. Denton Cooley at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, but succumbed four days later.
Massive anti-Vietnam War protests occurred in many United States cities.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Anthony Tucker, who was a forward for the New York Knicks, was born in Washington, D.C.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
One the issue of limited medical services on Shelter Island, Supervisor Gary Gerth said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that he has yet to speak with Dr. Peter Kelt. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the National Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.
Just a few months after the Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge in South Ferry Hills was listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, it has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the New York State Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.
The bridge arched gently over a narrow inlet flowing from a lagoon, mirrored in the water that was dappled with rain one morning this week.
Beyond the bridge the calm blue water of Smith Cove opened up under the sky. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.
A good rule of thumb is never to sit across the table from someone called “Honest John” when he’s dealing cards.
But John French, a 19th century builder who did extensive work in Brooklyn — including the Brooklyn Academy of Music — came by his nickname, well, honestly. He was known by his contemporaries for “mixing mortar with conscience,” according to an article in the Republican Watchman of 1876. (more…)