August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 182
Name: Carman's River Aerial View
Type: Modern
Date: Unknown
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Marty Van Lith
Source Call Number:

Comment: This aerial view of the Carman's River was taken by local resident Marty Van Lith while hanging onto the wing of a 727 making it's approach to Islip-McArthur Airport. Squassux Landing and the marina are about in the center of the picture. At the very top is Sunrise Hwy. -- the lake being the remnants of the old Carman's Mill pond and now in South Haven County Park.

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Photo ID: 178
Name: Carman's River
Type: Modern
Date: 3 Jun 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030603/H030603013

Comment: Looking north from Squassux Landing

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Photo ID: 179
Name: Carman's River
Type: Modern
Date: 20 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 021024/P1010020

Comment: Looking south from Squassux Landing

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Photo ID: 180
Name: Long Island Rail Road Bridge
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 021024/P1010024

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Photo ID: 345
Name: LIRR Bridge Over Carmans River
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1911
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Ken Spooner
Source Call Number: http://www.spoonercentral.com/GoingOver/LIRR.html

Comment: This is a picture of the bridge shortly after its construction was completed in 1911.

Date Entry Modified: 10/18/2005 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 346
Name: RR Bridge Constructed
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1911
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Ken Spooner
Source Call Number: http://www.spoonercentral.com/GoingOver/LIRR.html

Comment: The concrete arch bridge replaced a simple wood trestle built when the rail road was extended west about 1880.

The "Tangier" development mentioned in the article was a grand plan for western Mastic Neck that predated Shirley, and included the Carman's River. Fortunately it failed, and Maurice Wertheim eventually purchased much of the riverside property which he was later to donate to the Federal government to become the core of the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge.

Ken Spooner has documented much on the Tangier proposals at his site, F. J. QUINBY & THE TANGIER DEVELOPMENT:
http://geocities.com/mymastic/Quimby.html

Click image to better read the article. I'm not sure of its source.

Date Entry Modified: 10/18/2005 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 262
Name: LIRR Bridge 1900
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1900
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: South Country Library
Source Call Number: LI REF 974.725 BAY

Comment: Caption reads: "Railroad Bridge and train over Carman's River East of Yaphank, in 1900." This picture is in "The Early Years in Brookhaven Town". Despite it's similiarity with the rail road bridge above (#180), it is actually located where the Main Line crosses the Carman's River further north (which I have confirmed by hiking to the bridge). I have included it because the train shown would have been typical for the Long Island Railroad at the turn of the century. I apologize for the quality of this picture; it's a scan of a "zerox" copy of the not very good printed picture in the pamphlet. Author: Bayles, Thomas R. (based on work by his father Richard. M. Bayles) Title: The early years in Brookhaven Town, L.I., N.Y. Publisher: Coram, NY : Brookhaven Town Historical Society, [1971?]. Description 40 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Photo ID: 181
Name: Pool
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 021024/P1010038

Comment: Between Montauk and Sunrise Highways

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Photo ID: 137
Name: Going Over of Carman's River
Type: Historic
Date: about 1917-1923
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
Source Call Number:

Comment: While the back of the photograph at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has the caption quoted below, this is likely the bridge over the Carman's River in South Haven, not the crossing of Beaver Dam Creek at Beaver Dam Road.

There are several post cards in the Post Morrow Foundation Historical Collection which use this photograph and identify the Carman's River as the location. The width of the waterway is more consistent with that of the Carman's River at South Haven.

The caption on the photo image at the Historical Society reads: "Bridge over Beaverdam Creek. Probably taken by Walter E. Tamlyn, long time summer resident of Brookhaven. Believed to be bridge on Beaverdam Rd. taken late 'teens' or early 1920's Elizabeth Tamlyn Harris"

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Photo ID: 286
Name: Bridge at South Haven
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01.1-S
Inventory Name: Carman's (Connecticut) River
Address:
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: The highway is South Country Rd. The figures on bridge are reported to be Mrs. Whitbeck and her son. This picture is likely at or near high tide (compared previous image.)

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