Book Signings

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

The Great Sphinx of Bayport
b_400_300_16777215_00_images_stories_old_Roadside_sphinx.jpg That's right folks, Egypt isn't the only place with a sphinx. We have one right here on Long Island too. This icon can be seen on the south side of route 27A in Bayport. It's right in front of the Fontana Cement Co., where it has been since it was moved there in 1974. While not dating back quite as far as its bigger cousin, it does have a long history. It was originally part of the Anchorage Inn in Blue Point. The Anchorage was founded in 1897 by Irish immigrant Will Graham. It was passed many times by the Suffolk Traction Company's trolley, which passed through Blue Point from 1911 to 1919.
As it sits now.
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A photo when it was still at the Anchorage Inn
Anchorage Inn. Note the trolley tracks. That tells us that this picture was taken sometime between 1911 and 1919.

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