Posts Tagged:Fort Pond Bay

Throwback Thursday – Memorial Days

Kirk Park was dedicated in 1962 to the memory of Major General Norman T. Kirk, surgeon general of the U.S. Army during World War II as well as, as the park’s memorial plaque said, “village doctor, fisherman, friend.” Gen. Kirk was married in 1917 to the sister of Perry B. Duryea, Anne, who had been… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – A Different Montauk

It was her father’s job with Carl Fisher that moved the family of Edna Sorenson to Montauk in 1927. At first they rented a cottage in the old fishing village on Fort Pond Bay, which was then known simply as “on the beach.” “We spent many happy hours in Fort Pond Bay perfecting our swimming… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Girls on the Move

Throwback Thursday – Girls on the Move

Does anyone remember this bracing foray on Fort Pond Bay? We know that the year was 1963, the group were Montauk Girl Scouts, the leader wearing glasses was Betty Morici, and the photo was taken by Frank T. Moss. A Montauk troop—Troop No. 1 – of the Girl Scouts had been formed on February 16,… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Children of Fort Pond Bay Village

This week’s Throwback Thursday is a tribute to the children of Fort Pond Bay Village.  The Bay was their frontage and the train tracks their backyard boundary.  Nothing, however, could restrict these kids from exploring the larger world around them. This image from around 1938 comes from the Pitts-Burke-Cullum collection, a large group of photographic… Read more »