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Fire Island -- Lighthouses
Beacons For All: A History of Long Island Lighthouses / J. Ruff. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.145-160; Spring 1999.
A short article about the history of Long Island lighthouses. Several key towns, all of which have water- way connections, are noted for being under restoration and repair.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Fire Island -- Maps
History of Long Island Maps / P. Bassett. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.1-24; Spring 1967.
A long and detailed article of how Long Island was originally mapped. The article starts with Giovannni de Verrazzano's 1524 French drawing of Long Island, and continues until 1955, with a modern map by Lockwood, Kessler, & Bartlett (a mapping company). Several maps include specific and important towns, not always in the same location, as done by the French, the Dutch, and the English. Images of maps, and notations of important towns included.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Fire Island -- Maps
Long Island Triangulated: Nineteenth-Century Maps and Charts of the U.S. Coast Survey / D. Allen. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 2; p.191-207; Spring 1994.
An article about 19th century map-making of Long Island by Ferdinand Hassler. Hassler was commissioned by President Jefferson to make a complete and accurate survey of the Cost Shore of Long Island. He used several larger towns as points of references. Images included.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Fire Island -- Parks
Know Your State Parks / C. Blakelock. Long Island Forum, Vol. 4, No. 1; p.13-14; Jan. 1941.
A brief article about the state parks through-out Long Island. Primarily a paragraphical listing with brief notations of what makes each park special or worth seeing.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Fire Island -- Parks
The Stormy History of Fire Island State Park / C. Blakelock. Long Island Forum, Vol. 4, No. 9; p.233-238, 244; Oct. 1941.
A very detailed article about the history of Fire Island's state park, from it's establishment to the date of the article. The article discusses areas of Fire Island, and purchase of property for development. Images include those of the light-house, historic main street, and the Surf Hotel.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Fire Island -- Pirates
The Rise and Fall of a Myth: Land Piracy on Long Island / R. Ireland. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.24-35; Summer/Fall 1967.
A quick article about the shipwrecks off Long Island, and the pirates that plundered the sea. Detailed accounts of how various towns were involved in piracy, as well as notations on visits by such famous pirates as Captain Kidd.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Fire Island -- Shipwrecks
Fire Island's Historic Shipwreck / M. Dobson. Long Island Forum, Vol. 4, No. 8; p.185-186; Aug. 1941.
A short article about the shipwreck of the Elizabeth, which claimed the life of acclaimed women's right activist Margaret Fuller. The article details a brief biography and what happened that fateful on the Elizabeth. The article also questions if a monument should be erected.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Fire Island -- Storms
Historic Storms and Gales on Island (Part 1 of 3) / O. Shaw. Long Island Forum, Vol. 2, No. 1; p.9-10, 19; Jan. 1939.
A detailed article that compiles a listing of storm damaged towns, and much like the American Heritage articles, explains the damage done by storms to the Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No



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