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Onion bottle seals…

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The only one I recall, and out of context, I found in a garden behind (north side) of the William Floyd Manor house, in Old Mastic, NY. It was stamped “William Lloyd”. William Floyd was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an American General in Upstate New York where he is also interred. William Lloyd was a north shore Tory involved in some hostage negotiation and Stony Brook University has done some excavation there as I recall. The bottle seal was found and turned in by myself to Dana Linck, then of the Denver Service Center, US National Parks Service, now of “The Great Chain”. They were conducting the clearance excavations on the property prior to its opening to the public, mostly for safety concerns, recently then acquired or donated by his heirs I believe, whom I once met before, when the Suffolk County Archaeology Association asked me to construct some wooden screen grids to map the basement floor.

Prior to its becoming a part of the now Fire Island National Seashore a federal wilderness designation the first and only as of this date, in New York State, the county archaeologists were interested as the hearings progressed at the high school named after William Floyd nearby. An American Revolution story reports that the British Army cut all his trees down and boarded horses in his house. I am not sure if the “William Lloyd” seal in error or perhaps from them or him brought to the site. A wonderful surface find for me, a conundrum of problems for historians. I was fortunate to have worked there and at other Denver Service Center jobs.


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09/14/2012 at 10:35 pm

Matt Inman, The Oatmeal Creator, Works To Save Nikola Tesla’s Old Laboratory With Fundraiser

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08:31 AM on 08/17/2012

The museum would be in the former Peerless Photo, Inc. site which was contaminated and mitigated of photo-chemicals. I’m not sure the tower site was kept, the base was shown in the press to be bulldozed when so cleaned or was in the past. The building was designed by the famous architect, Stanford White, who lived not very far away, nearby Stony Brook having built there a “world’s tallest”(?) windmill. He was a victim of gun violence and a moment of insanity. You might think given the breadth of White’s influence, White House, Washington Square Arch, Municipal building, to name a few, that the Tesla lab would be preserved for that additional historical significance. And it’s nearby the Brookhaven National Laboratory!

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08/18/2012 at 11:18 pm

Of Ice and Men

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The other phenomena are seen after wind storms I think. It was reported by a French observer nearby the British Army’s “Fort Golgotha” in Huntington, NY on Long Island during the American Revolution, that the wind and cold had formed “snowrolls” that went uphill. Ironically “Queen’s Ranger” Benjamin Thompson, in charge, would later be known as Count Rumford and an expert on early thermal physics, among other European successes. The fort was built in a cemetery on a hill and was reported that some of the troops to have baked bread on some of the gravestones. It was plowed over later, and some small archaeology efforts done there, the official one, I assisted.

I’ve seen the “rolls” on-line in some of the candid pictures of Scotland in the winter, in what appear to be fairly flat fields, as shown in this photo.

Science Of Ice and Men”

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08/02/2012 at 11:25 pm

New York’s Mayflower Passengers

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Before the “automobile revolution” transformed the streets of Manhattan a landmark was placed in the historic seaport neighborhood. About 1903 the Mayflower Society placed it to commemorate Isaac Allerton, a Puritan, who was aboard the Mayflower that landed the “Pilgrims” at Plymouth Rock. He left the settlement and established a home near New Haven, todays Connecticut and with his ship “Hope” traded up and down the coast of New England. He established a warehouse for all those English and others just outside the Wall that became “Wall Street” at the then East River edge, and it was known as others “Allerton’s Warehouse” on a property that once belonged to Philippe du Trieux, once the “marshal” in the New Amsterdam community and just above the “Water Gate” where people and trade came through it and the Wall gate, closed at night. Next to the first ferry to Brooklyn, a neighborhood of trade in “Iron monger” and other things was landed at his dock and those English who had business in New Amsterdam often stayed at the place. It would become an important part of the early “city” of New Amsterdam and New York as trade and community developed. I researched the so-called “250 Water St.” block, today a parking lot where the Mayflower Society’s tribute to Isaac Allerton once was. Today a large street and shopping area in the borough of the Bronx is named after Allerton. Happy Thanksgiving!

Comment: WNYC Here’s the thing…Alec Baldwin

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George Myers from The Bronx, NY

I might add we had a Mayor of New York City from Long Island, from now Deepwell Farm Historic Park, St. James, NY ( which last time I stopped at, belonged to Suffolk County and had "dinner theater" events there. Many prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Edward Johanneman, MA, while at nearby Stony Brook University, are stored there. I enjoyed this podcast. I think former President R.R. started his campaign in Upstate NY. Once along the highway, HHH passing by in a convertible, said "Thank you boys" outside MacArthur Airport, running then. Later the re-election campaign of former President Nixon’s crew had all the protesters there moved behind the grandstand "out-of-sight".

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11/09/2011 at 10:43 am

Riverhead Patch Question: What Do You Think of the Suffolk Theatre’s Renovations?

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At the end of a summer going door-to-door selling "Public Citizen" subscriptions for NYPIRG, out of what is now the St. James Water Authority office, we had a treat at the old Riverhead Theatre. Trying to raise awareness on water quality issues in Suffolk County back then, Pete Seeger and a friend gave us a concert in the old theater. Since, I’ve had my eye on it over the years, thinking it should be some sort of landmark of the people, despite that in the 1980s the "Young Republicans" attacked that small part of student activities fees that went to NYPIRG, creating a job for this grad student at Stony Brook U. It’s great to hear it’s finally preserved. There’s one in Smithtown I was told designed by a famous team of architects, though a smaller version of the grand venues of Broadway. Riverhead Patch

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09/11/2011 at 2:36 pm

Happy Memorial Day!

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05/29/2011 at 11:51 am

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