Yachts For Sale In Long Island
Long Island is a densely populated island that extends over 100 miles eastward from Manhattan Island, with a landmass greater than the state of Rhode Island and is the largest/longest island in the continental United States. Bordered basically by the East River to the west; Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound to north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, along with other waters. The southern coast is lined with salt marshes, coves, bays and coastal barrier islands with beautiful wide, white sand beaches. The northern coast and far eastern tip of the south fork have high bluffs that overlook the beaches below. Long Island consists of four counties; Brooklyn/Kings County and Queens County are actually boroughs of New York City, and together with Nassau County, make up the western third of the island, while Suffolk County takes up the eastern two-thirds. Two of New York’s busiest airports are on the Island in Queens County—LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport.
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Long Island New York
157' Palmer Johnson Tri-Masted Staysail 1983
Manhattan, New York, United States
68' Sunseeker Predator 2014
Whitestone, New York, United States
65' Custom East Bay Boat Works Paddle Wheeler 1987
Oakdale, New York, United States
65' Custom Lager 65 1996
PORT WASHINGTON, New York, United States
64' Vicem 58/64 2010
Huntington, New York, United States
64' Classic FRANK ANDERSON MOTOR YACHT 1931
West Sayville, New York, United States
61' Princess Motoryacht 2007
Glen Cove, New York, United States
Guardian of The Sea
60' Princess Motor Yacht 1999
Port Washington, New York, United States
ROYAL LADY D
60' Viking Cockpit Sport Naples Edition 2001
New Rochelle, New York, United States
60' Viking 60 Sport Motor Yacht 1998
Port Washington, New York, United States
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The Long Island Railroad that opened up Long Island to its explosive growth in the 19th century, is now the busiest commuter railroad in North America and operates year-round 24/7. Bridges, tunnels and ferries connect Long Island to Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and beyond, with ferries crossing the Long Island Sound to Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Cross Sound Ferry takes passengers and vehicles from Orient Point, Long Island to New London, CT or to Block Island, RI, and The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Comp. takes passengers and vehicles from Port Jefferson, Long Island to Bridgeport, CT. East/West running multi-lane highways carry traffic throughout Long Island along with major north/south arteries. Helicopter travel from Manhattan skyscrapers to local Island airports, such as Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island’s south fork, is another way to travel while avoiding the traffic below!
Long Island was originally inhabited in the 1600s by a number of Indian tribes, mainly the Matinecock, Rockaway, Merrick, Montauk, Shinnecock, Narragansett, Manhasett, Canarsie and Patcheog—names recognized in towns and villages across Long Island; tribes that spoke dialects of a common Algonquian language, that also inhabited Connecticut. When English and later, Dutch settlers arrived, they began purchasing land for private ownership from these indigenous tribes who didn’t understand the concept, as they expected the land to be shared. The Dutch settlers focused on Manhattan Island and western Long Island in what became Queens and Brooklyn and Nassau County.
Suffolk County remained English and politically connected to Connecticut. Eventually eastern Long Island settlers yielded to pressure from New York and Suffolk County became part of New York State. The Indian tribes, who lived near the shores, traveled by canoe and fished the bounty of seafood in local waters—oysters, crabs, lobster and fish. Fish were used to fertilize farms of corn and other vegetable produce, that the settlers also farmed for sustenance. The settlers also ranched livestock, unlike the Indian tribes, who hunted deer, turkey and other small game. During the Revolutionary War, the British held Long Island after defeating George Washington’s troops and headquartered in Huntington until the war ended in 1783, as they used Long Island as a supply depot for British main headquarters in Manhattan.
In the 1800s, Long Island was still mostly rural and agricultural. As the western end near Manhattan grew more populous, a railroad service was built in 1836 to run in Brooklyn and Queens and was incorporated into the line completed in 1844, that became the Long Island Railroad servicing the eastern part of Long Island. Competing rail lines that were built on the south shore to bring tourists to beaches and shoreline hotels were eventually absorbed into the Long Island Railroad as Branch lines. From the opening of the first railroad service, population growth doubled every 20 years up to 1930, as bridges and tunnels were constructed allowing people from the City and other states to access Long Island by automobile. During America’s “Gilded Age” from about 1870 to 1900, a time of industrial development and rapid economic growth, wealthy industrialists (JP Morgan, William K Vanderbilt, Charles Pratt, Otto H. Kahn, etc.) built huge mansions on country estates on Long Island’s north shore within close proximity to Manhattan.
These towns became known as the “Gold Coast” and solidified as American icons by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby and the film versions that ensued over the years, starring Robert Redford/Mia Farrow in 1974 and in 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio/Carey Mulligan. It was originally a silent film made in 1926 (lost) based on the George Cukor Broadway stage version of that year. Today most, if not all, of the remaining original estates such as Otto Kahn’s “Oheka,” have been restored and repurposed as historical public parks and inns.
World-renowned aviator, Charles Lindberg took off from Long Island’s Roosevelt Field for his historic 1927 solo flight over the Atlantic to Europe in his plane, the “Spirit of Saint Louis.” This amazing feat of aviation helped establish Long Island as an early hub of aviation development in the 20th century. LaGuardia Airport opened in 1939. Mitchel Air Force Base was established during WWII along with military aircraft production by Grumman and Fairchild Aircraft, that continued in Long Island to the Space Age, with contracts for space exploration components and space shuttle vehicles. Eventually production moved out of Long Island and the early airports closed. The huge Roosevelt Field shopping mall was developed on the former Mitchel Air Force Base site. The “GI Bill” benefitted returning WWII veterans with housing incentives and Long Island’s population exploded as housing design was simplified for mass-production to accommodate demand, creating affordable instant suburbs, such as Levittown.
The 21st century has become a time of transition from the “blue-collar” industrial past to a more cultural and high-tech scientific focus with major research labs and universities, such as Cornell University Duck Research Lab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory, Long Island University, Adelphi University and Stonybrook University. The waterfront towns and villages that had become rundown, particularly on the south shore, underwent a gentrification and transformation process as once again, new wealth invested in waterfront real estate for upscale single family homes, condos and townhomes located near or on the water—some with their own marinas. Waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment districts with parks, attractions and special events to provide family enjoyment, lively nightlife, and recreation were developed to attract area residents and visitors from the City. Marinas and Yacht Clubs, waterfront restaurants, tour and casino cruise lines dot the shorelines as people have taken to the water. Boating has skyrocketed as recreational sport fishing, pleasure boating, coastal and long-distance cruising have become the ultimate summertime pleasures of the Island life!
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