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Title [Shelter Island (page 1 of 2)]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.12.050
Date 1909
Description Description of size of Shelter Island (8000 acres) and its early settlers. Native Americans named island Manhan-sac-aha-qushu-wanock, meaning an island sheltered by other islands. Originally purchased in 1637 by James Farrett. Island incorported into town of Southold in 1730.

Scrapbook page from "Suffolk County, Part 2"
Place Names Long Island (N.Y.)
Shelter Island (N.Y.)
Suffolk County (N.Y.)
Southold (N.Y.)
Subject Headings Settlements
Land grants
Land management
Islands
Copyright Public Domain