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02/21/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the National Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

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…)

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12/19/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the New York State Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

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…)

03/06/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

I had tour of the Havens House last week. It is a fascinating place. Managed by the Shelter Island Historical Society, this 18th century building is home to Island artifacts spanning almost three centuries. (more…)

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09/22/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Aerial view of Sylvester Manor that now has a listing on the New York State Historic Register. Staffers look to a future listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Aerial view of Sylvester Manor that now has a listing on the New York State Historic Register. Staffers look to a future listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

After more than a year of planning, paper work and coordination, Sylvester Manor is among 22 properties on the way to being added to the New York State Register of Historic Places. (more…)