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Sail with me


A tempting invitation:

Sail with me
waters of the internet
(or would you prefer to surf ?)
The Holiday Beach
created about in 1955, it is located 75 miles east from the City of New York on Long Island, in the Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, hamlet of Center Moriches.(For details click HERE)

Obviously, this page, first created on October, 2004, is and will be under construction for ever.

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Heather Drive in April 1955: Some over there is Eleanor,
April 9, 1955, Late P.M. - Suffolk Co, L.I. - Center
 
Purchasing lot at the Holiday Beach

We continued straight through the gate on the road named Old Neck Road South. On the right (west) were three blocks of lots called Holiday Beach Section 3with Carriage Lane and Heather Drive heading west and ending across with Mallard Drive. "Madame Sturges claimed that she wanted to keep this part of the estate and that she signed the papers by mistake", explained Charlie, "but since we had it already surveyed and the streets were bulldozered last week, she agreed to keep the deal as she signed it."



Heather Drive in April 1955: Some over there is Eleanor,
Summer 1955 - FROM NOTES OF Josef Schrabal
 
Masury family

We continued straight through the gate on the road named Old Neck Road South. On the right (west) were three blocks of lots called Holiday Beach Section 3with Carriage Lane and Heather Drive heading west and ending across with Mallard Drive. "Madame Sturges claimed that she wanted to keep this part of the estate and that she signed the papers by mistake", explained Charlie, "but since we had it already surveyed and the streets were bulldozered last week, she agreed to keep the deal as she signed it."



Heaer Drive in April 1955:"Somewhere over there is lot # 78"
Eleanor, dog Teddy, 1955 Chevrolet

Summer 1955 - At the Holiday
 
Boats

"As for the boating rights, there was no bulkheading or docks in Seneke Creek. Mr. Hewitt orally stated that you could drive a stake in the mud or the shoreline and attach your boat to it. Thus, this was the original oral grant of bathing and boating right at the Holiday Beach." from the testimony of Henry Bartel, "father" of the HBPOA.


Some data on local history from Josef Schrabal's notebook are HERE


First purchase from Seatalcott Indians by 6 men, later 49, all English immigrants, Puritans from Boston, orig. and Southampton. - 1659 Brookhaven applied to be attached to the Colony of Connecticut - 1683 was established Suffolk County - 1884 (June 3) Trustees granted privilege of creating to Ellison Bishop of Center Moriches for 5 years for $1 annually. - 1953 (July 7) lease from the Trustees to Edith M(asury). Sturges to build dock (Lib. 3560 pg. 314-315)<