We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:
10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble
Long Islands duck industry started in 1873 with 9 peeking ducks from China. It since grew to have the largest duck farm the world over. That farm was destroyed in hurricane of 1938.
Concerns over pollution from duck wastes and Long Island's suburban sprawl led to the waning of this once mighty industry.
The Gallo Duck Farm was a family run poultry farm situated on LI's south shore. Alot of it is now owned by Suffolk County and being kept for open space. Many remnants of this farm exist today, such as: the slaughter house, many duck houses, the duck sewage treatment house, a barn, a greenhouse and a few other structures.
Under the US Clean Air and Water Act the Army Corp of engineers plans on cleaning the site up in the future. It is uncertain weather that would include tearing down the buildings.