A Glimpse of Montauk’s Past
April 11, 2012
An article in the East Hampton Star describes what life was like in Montauk when the village on the eastern tip of Long Island was a simple, self-sufficiant fishing village, isolated from the mainland.
Here’s an excerpt:
A diorama of Montauk’s original fishing village is the first thing visitors see when they walk through the door of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road, Amagansett. There’s a reason.
Nothing represents the history of fishing in Montauk better than the community on Fort Pond Bay of hardy fishing families, which was all but wiped out by the 1938 Hurricane._