Fire Island

Author: Shoshanna McCollum
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467121711
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The birth of Fire Island's modern era may well be the day it was declared a national seashore--September 11, 1964. From this day on, the barrier island would remain forever persevered under custody of the National Park Service. Today, automobiles are the exception, not the rule, thanks to men and women who fought to prevent a paved highway from being constructed on the barrier island over 50 years ago. The island's culture has always embraced its own distinct path. Fire Island's maritime roots are still evident and alternate lifestyles flourish, while the simple and mundane pleasures of a beautiful day at the beach remain intact. Fire Island continues to spark the imagination of tourists, vacationers, and residents alike who revel in the beauty of this unique place. Today, Fire Island is so many things to so many people.

13 Legends of Fire Island

Author: Jack Whitehouse
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440102023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here are stories about Fire Island’s pirates, ghosts, shipwrecks and treasure chests of buried gold and silver. One tale relates the story of the possibility of the Viking discovery of Fire Island; another describes the torture of the island’s slave trade prison. There is a story of unrequited love in the smoldering aftermath of an important Revolutionary War battle and another of German submarine saboteurs of World War II. If you like horror and suspense, history and mystery, or if you simply enjoy Fire Island and the Great South Bay and want to take home a piece of it home with you, then you will love this anthology. These stories will kindle your interest in visiting new beach locations and spur your imagination with thoughts of what was, and what might well have been. Even if you have never visited the area before, these tales of universal human experience are bound to fascinate. You are certain to want to share 13 Legends of Fire Island and the Great South Bay with friends, after you can put it down, that is.

Fire Island

Author: John J. Stevens
Publisher: Bullfrog Communications
ISBN: 0615401562
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Spins the tale of a seafaring captain who overcomes personal tragedy and extreme obstacles to reinvent and find himself and start a new beginning.

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Author: Lary M. Dilsaver
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813922683
Format: PDF
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First a history of the establishment, management, and conservation issues of the site, Cumberland Island National Seashore also serves as a revealing look at the ongoing national battle between ecosystem preservation, historic conservation, and lingering private use in the park system. By focusing on the history of one national park, Dilsaver shows vividly the difficulties of preserving land and wildlife while providing recreational opportunities for the public.

Cherry Grove Fire Island

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822377217
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First published in 1993, the award-winning Cherry Grove, Fire Island tells the story of the extraordinary gay and lesbian resort community near New York City. This new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author.

The Front Runner

Author: Patricia Nell Warren
ISBN: 9780964109919
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Harlan Brown and Billy Sive, two gay men, two gifted athletes, confront prejudices, as they prepare for the Olympics.