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The Suffolk County news. (Sayville, N.Y.) 1888-current, August 18, 1994, Image 18

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.... / ' ., 18 i (IJ ~ ~ g ~ z ! ~ Oc! ~ ~ .... i Reflections of the Past by Ruth .Dotqcherty In the early 1900s, the \Emma Crum\ (right) was the ferry that left the dock at the foot of Candee Avenue, Sayville, and sailed to Water Island, today known as ·Barrett Beach. The fare was -. roundtrip, and the boat accommo- dated only a few passengers. The length of the voyagt- depended upon the wind. Sometimes there was none, so a calm day made for a long sail. Seventy-nine years ago, this family-sail (above) occurred aboard a party boat on the way to Water Island. The boat probably sailed out of Browns River. At left Is Claude Gentry. The other two men are not Identified, but one · was .probably the skipper of the boaL The young lady was Claude's daughter, · Claudia Gentry Wilson. Others were Mrs. Baumfort, Mise Sanger (the· maid), Allee Gentry DeVoe and Arthur DeVoe. The others are not ldentlfled.The Gentrys for many years had a summer home on Colto;~ Avenue, Sayville. Claudia Gentry Wilson, the young lad~ pictured, died this past March at age 991n Baldwin where she lived with her son, William. This fine old photo Is from William Wilson. It was taken when salls were the power for excursion boats and the folks dressed quite formally and protected from the sun to take sail across the Bay and to sit on the ocean shore. •· 9 0 The Ladies Aid Society of • . the First Reformed · Church of West Sayville had elected the following officers: President, Mrs. Peter DeGraff; Vice President, Mrs. Jack Buys; Secretary, Miss Johanna Van EssendeUt and Treasurer, Mrs. Tunis Buys. Nine converts to the faith of the Seventh-Day Adventists had been bap- tized in the Mill Pond in the presence of several hundred spectators. G.W. Rogers and Sons, of Bayport, were advertising brick and loose ice creant at 30 cents a quart. Miss Irene Seaman of Brooklyn had been married to Peter Kaan of West Sayville. 8 0 Captains August Bahr and · · Leonard Beebe, accompa- nied by Ira Beebe, had witnessed the dramatic holdup of an Austrian freighter by the British cruiser Essex off Fire Island Light. The Austrian vessel, however, had left port before war was declared and was final- ly allowed to proceed to New York. A victory for the small f1Shennen of the Great Soutl:t Bay had been accom- plished in the conviction of two Patchogue men on a charge of operat- ing a beam trawl in the main channel at Fire Island. ;., 0 The following had been · . . . elected directors of the . Sayville Golf Club fQr two years: J,ohn P. Zerega, Franklin il. Miles, Charles G. Raynor, Sydney ·A. Jackson,· Russell J. Perrtrte and John H.A Sansom. The 65-foot sloop \Five Brothers\ owned by the Schaper Bros. of West Sayville, but operated by a Nantucket crew of four, had been sunk and wrecked beyond repair near Northport. The business ·and plant of the SaQrvllle Hygeia Ice Co., founded .nearly 30 yeax's before by C.M. Rogers, had been sold to the Knic.kerbocke:r Ice Co. \Sisti \ d \B · . \ Dall 6 0 . Pres~dea:t R::. :velt.'~ . grandchildren, were visit- ing in Bay Shore under t!1¢. gp.ip'f:J of · Secret Service agents, after -~ .. ~idnap .. ~._eat. :.~ · · ·· · L.IU.' · .. ,·~ A branch store of the National 5-1(}. 25 Cent Department Stores was about to open here in the Arata Building with . Jacob Strasser in charge. .. ~ Emile O~nh~,. 71 years old,. hati . d~~~. ~·IJ~~~ ~ ~()~ 18' .Y.e.~fiJ, ·~e .. ~~~. a resident of Sayv.tlle. 1 ' 1. - ... -- ....... ~.·--....-..,-~ ......... _...._........ _ _. .... - ... ~ ..... - .. -----·---· ---------·-- .............. ----------- 5 0 . Joseph K .. lecak had die~ · · . after a short illness at the ·. ·age of 61 years. · · Pfc. Edwa:rd Septa of Bohemia bad been ldlle4 in action in the Pacific. He was 32 Yea.t'$ old. Miss Lilian Campbell' of Sayvill.e had been married to· Edwin Goral of Hartford, Connecticut. Cpl. Victor F;. Ruzicka and Pfc. Francis P. Mens· of Bayport had been wounded in action. 40 .. . . Residents of the Colony . . ·.. .l)five section ·O·f West . · · / · Sayville had o:rsar:tized to protest a ~one cb8:Jlge. to prevent the erection of a $2,00(),000 shopping cen- A. ..... ,,, ·~··· ..... , ................ ,., tel\ in Oak~~ti. ·<:~~1c·· .. \·. ·-:\'•·: ··.:,. · -: · .. ~\:\:il• ·--::c··· o~~·· ··'' .tl..:..:r,..:..~.,.. ......... ~ .. w:. 3 . o· · , .; m lp~ · ... llJ.l:CI.uLJi:fll'n~.~,uu, . . ·~. ' ., . : ;u ... ~ .. ,.¥;'···.·;.;. .... ···w'. , i:ic: :~ .·;.,.;,.~\'\g ~ ···!' ;.'. '.,._,;,41-~~u~~~.\ ... ~.U~:t~tUI · .tOr . . ' f~ec.:.Cr.eatfdn of a sewer systerit·to· halt .th~v.fifil\~g. gro\wih of seaweed and stbfl:the 1 baY from becomL l i ::-·~. ~ ; ~- -: ;~··~ •• -··~-- -~; - ;·; -~ ; .. ~- • • ••• _j !. ing polluted. Sayville <louple Mr. and Mrs. George Osika and tlleir children were prepar- ing to leave on a three ... year stay in Argentina klhelp the poor in that coun ... try. . .A Bohemia woman, Mrs. Mary L. Peterson, and her family had been found safe iin the Adirondacks after having been reported lost overnight in the woods there. 20 A legislative hearing bad . •. · .. · been held in Hauppauge · . . to discuss major wayff in which town governmellt could be restructured~ Chief among the sugges- tions was to make the job of ·town supervisor an executive position. Voters were about to go to the polls to decide whether or 11ot to build a library in ~the Connetquot School District. The district was the only one in westem Suffolk Without such a facil- ity. Sayville dvic leaders John Astor and Charles Ehrenberg were about.to be honored for their contributions to com- munity life. .A hundred~ear-old shed which had been moved .t.o. 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