August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 546
Name: Headquarters, "Stealaway"
Type: Modern
Date: 30 Dec 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/wertheim/wertheimrefuge/refugehq

Comment: This picture is of the headquarters of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on the west bank of the Carman's River. It originally was the hunting lodge of Maurice Wertheim and his wife Cecile. They called it "Stealaway."

A new headquarters building and visitors center is being built on the east side of the river near the entrance roadway off of River road in Shirley. This building is expected to be completed in 2011, and the future status of this site is uncertain.

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 547
Name: Headquarters Complex
Type: Modern
Date: 30 Dec 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: ../photos/Wertheim/WetheimRefuge/refugehq2.jpg

Comment: View of the Wertheim headquarters comples showing some of the outbuildings.

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 549
Name: From Window of "Stealaway"
Type: Modern
Date: 30 Dec 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: Wertheim/WetheimRefuge/refugewindow

Comment: Looking east across the Carman's River from a window in "Stealaway", originally the Wertheim lodge, now the headquarters of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 550
Name: Carman's River Looking South
Type: Modern
Date: 24 October 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021024/P1010025

Comment: .. Carman's River looking south from the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building on the west side of the Carman's River

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 551
Name: Carman's River looking north
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021024/P1010029

Comment: .. from the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on the west bank of the Carman/s River

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 552
Name: Looking East over Carman's river
Type: Modern
Date: 8 August 2010
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Marty Van Lith
Source Call Number: photos/100808Carman'sRiverTelevision/25vieweastoverrefugehq2

Comment: In the lower left is the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge headquarters complex. The island at the center is known as Wyandott (native American for "island.") More specifically it is their name for the turtle's back which is part of their foundation myth. The narrow waterway between island and upland is known as the Wyandott waterway or gap. There used to be a shack (probably a smoke house) on the island in the 1950s. Land on both sides of the river is within the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

This photograph was taken by Marty Van Lith during a helicopter flyover as part of the filming of the film: The Carman's River Story.

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 553
Name: Looking southeast over Indian Landing
Type: Modern
Date: 8 Aug 2010
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Marty Van Lith
Source Call Number: photos/100808Carman'sRiverTelevision/29yaphankcreekindianlandingand south4

Comment: At the top right is the Great South Bay. Just upstream on the west bank is Squassux Landing, the Brookhaven Hamlet's community owned marina.

Just a bit further upstream is a small creek known as Little Neck Run. This stream has often been used to separate the Brookhaven and South Haven hamlets

The larger stream emptying into the Carman's River at the lower left is Yaphank Creek.

This picture is just a small distance downstream from the previous picture.

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 554
Name: Songbird
Type: Modern
Date:
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: Van Lith arty Van Lith
Source Call Number: photos/vanLith/Carman's River/songbirdsbox.jpg

Comment: Songbird on the Carman's River

Date Entry Modified: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 555
Name: Ospreys
Type: Modern
Date: 29 May 2010
Site Data Sheet Link Code: SH01A
Inventory Name: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 360 Smith Rd. Shirley, NY 11967
Source: © Jennifer Puleston Clements
Source Call Number: Wertheim/WertheimRefuge/YaphankCreekOspreyByJen

Comment: Ospreys Nesting Near Yaphank Creek.

By Jennifer Puleston Clements

Date Entry Modified: 2/11/2011 12:00:00 AM