A Legacy of Valor: A History of Lifesaving and Shipwrecks at Montauk, New York

A Legacy of Valor: A History of Lifesaving and Shipwrecks at Montauk, New York

by Henry D Osmers

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Overview

"You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Long before it became the resort and fishing community of today, Montauk was a lonely, barren, desolate peninsula where few dared tread. From the middle of the 17th century to the early 20th century, Montauk served as pastureland for thousands of cattle, sheep and horses from farms "up island." In the mid-1800s, lifesaving stations were built at Montauk and other locations along the shores of Long Island. Here, in the face of cruel and harsh weather conditions, crews of hearty, brave men headed out to sea to save those in peril from shipwrecks. This book is the story of the U. S. Life Saving Service, its activities at Montauk, and an account of more than 100 shipwrecks that took place there over a period spanning more than 300 years.


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ISBN-13: 9781478779490
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.42(d)

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