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Jul 10, 2012 4:36 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Plaque Now Marks Site Of Shinnecock Lighthouse

Jul 14, 2012 9:02 AM

That is just one story among many that should not be lost, Ms. Spanburgh said, and the marker will work to preserve them.

“There are very few people in this community who don’t have some connection to that lighthouse,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, who attended Saturday’s unveiling. “It’s an important part of preserving our character here.”

A small square gray slab of concrete sits near the backstop of the softball field marking the exact location where the lighthouse stood. A small white shed sits nearby, the only original structure still standing.

At the conclusion of her remarks on Saturday, Ms. Berntson read a sonnet written by 24-year-old Hampton Bays resident John Vitti in remembrance of the giant tower.

“How tall you stood through wreck and disaster,” she read, “glancing your gaze where no hope knew. Where this house fell before here and after, the vision died but the spirit flew.”

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Mr Casabianca really got dressed up for the occasion
By C Law (317), Water Mill on Jul 15, 12 9:10 AM
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Clothes do not "make the man".

The content of his character does.
By Mr. Z (10217), North Sea on Jul 15, 12 10:52 AM
I think the Brothers Casabianca looked fine for the occasion. Actually, they are good looking no matter what the occasion.
And, while on the subject, thanks to Richard Casabianca for all the hard work and persistence it took to get HB the marker. It is great having someone in our hamlet who really appreciates our history and fights to get it some recognition.
By baywoman (161), southampton on Jul 15, 12 2:16 PM
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southampton, artists, art in the park, Agawam Park