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Apr 08 2020 Howard Kroplick 9:32 PM

Six photos from the Cradle of Aviation and one new photo from the Beutenmuller Family Collection have been added to the post.

One seaplane has been identified by Gary Hammond.

From Update: Beutenmuller Family Collection #1: Searching for the Port Washington Seaplane Terminals

Apr 08 2020 Brian D McCarthy 10:59 AM

If it wasn’t for the toxicity, there could be interesting finds with a metal detector within that area.

From Update: Beutenmuller Family Collection #1: Searching for the Port Washington Seaplane Terminals

Apr 08 2020 Art Kleiner 7:54 AM

Additional photos from Google Earth through the years:
1994, 2004, 2009, 2019 (2)

From Update: Beutenmuller Family Collection #1: Searching for the Port Washington Seaplane Terminals

Apr 07 2020 Gary Hammond 11:22 PM

Aircraft Registration NC51V was a Sikorsky S-39B, c/n 913 owned by Standard Oil of Louisiana in 1931. Reference: http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_N32.html

From Update: Beutenmuller Family Collection #1: Searching for the Port Washington Seaplane Terminals

Apr 07 2020 David Stephan 10:59 PM

As reported in the Sept. 11, 1929 edition of the (Bklyn) Times Union, this underpass was needed “to allow patients and attendants to go from one section of the grounds to the other without having to cross Union Tpke.” NYS was withholding its signature on the Creedmoor LIMP/Union Tpke plan until the Department of Mental Hygiene officials approved the plans. The article suggests this Department and the LIMP Company were equally to blame for the nearly three years hold up in executing the plan.

From The Union Turnpike/Long Island Motor Parkway Pedestrian Underpass

Apr 07 2020 Robert Hoffmann 10:50 PM

My mom worked for Grumman on Manhasset Isle from 1942 -1945, all the women were let go on V-J day 1945, no notice. She made Hellcat wings, she was a riveter on the leading edge with a bucker girl on the other side of the rivet. In the 70’s I was with NCPD and we would park the PD on the boat ramp of Thypin Steel and watch the boats in the harbor. Beautiful on Manhasset Isle half industrial / commercial the rest residential.

From Update: Beutenmuller Family Collection #1: Searching for the Port Washington Seaplane Terminals

Apr 07 2020 Greg O. 3:57 PM

So much for the earmarks I put in the 1906 Automobile Topics book!

From Kleiner's Korner: Long Beach Gets a Race in 1906 (Or Does It?)

Apr 06 2020 S. Berliner, III 7:24 PM

John having reopened this thread, see my 2000 pix of the area at: <http://sbiii.com/limpkwy1.html#marc-nsp>.  Dunno why I never made one of my aerials before but I just added one (attached).  Lindsay - ???  Sam, III

From Sam and Dave's "Excellent 2019 Vanderbilt Day"- #1 The Start in Lake Success

Apr 06 2020 frank femenias 5:34 PM

Packard #16 during the first race on Long Island, 1904

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 06 2020 Dick Gorman 4:13 PM

Mystery Foto #14…The car in the Mystery Foto is the Packard Gray Wolf designed AND driven by Charles Schmidt in the 1904 Vanderbilt cup race. His mechanician was William McIldrid. Photo taken at the second turn on the course turning from Massapequa-Hicksville Road onto Hempstead Bethpage Turnpike. The car also raced at the Empire City Track in Yonkers and raced in providence Rhode island in 1903.

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 06 2020 John Herling 1:49 PM

On the west side of Lakeville Road, the driveway behind the synagogue and curving around to Lakeville Road was the LIMP ROW.

From Sam and Dave's "Excellent 2019 Vanderbilt Day"- #1 The Start in Lake Success

Apr 06 2020 Robert Shainheit 8:41 AM

Mr. Hammond’s research is correct. The woman on the left hand side of the picture was Harriet Feitsen and she lived with her family in Flushing. Her parents, Ann and Victor Feitsen, had a pharmacy (called Feitsen’s) on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing. She was my mother

From Long Island Motor Parkway Signs Updated 2/13/2016

Apr 06 2020 frank femenias 4:01 AM

Great action shot captured in time of one of the earliest races on Long Island, revealing old Long Island as it was. Stumped on this hairpin turn on Long Island. Help!

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 05 2020 John Herling 9:18 PM

The parking lot of Green Meadows Farm is now located along the ROW.  North of GMF is the Queens County Farm Museum.

From Mystery Foto #44 Solved: Glen Oaks Village Being Built Along the Motor Parkway Right-Of-Way in 1947

Apr 05 2020 Steve Lucas 4:05 PM

That’s the #16 Packard Model K-S “Gray Wolf”, designed and driven by Charles Schmidt during the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The mechanician was William McIllrid. The photo was taken at the “Massapequa Turn” with the driver heading south on Massapequa Road turning west onto the Hempstead-Bethpage Turnpike. The photographer would therefore be facing approximately northeast. During 1903, the Gray Wolf also raced in Detroit, Cleveland, Providence, RI and at the Empire City Track in NYC. It also set speed records in January, 1904 at Ormond Beach (Daytona) Florida in the 1 mile, 5 mile, and 1 Km distances.

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 05 2020 S. Berliner, III 3:43 PM

Too easy - “The Packard Gray Wolf- One of America’s First Lightweight Racers” per
09 Apr 2011 blog.  It’s all there.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 05 2020 S. Berliner, III 3:19 PM

I used to walk from Silver Point (Cedarhurst) to Long Beach and back (and now have skin cancer to show for it) while my folks swam it out beyond the breakers.  Lets hear it for the redoubtable Potter sisters - they showed ‘em!  “Hippomobile”, indeed (that one took me a while).  As to the Jones Beach GP, there’s NO WAY Ocean Parkway would have ever been blocked off (especially after WKV’s stunts 70 years before).  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Korner: Long Beach Gets a Race in 1906 (Or Does It?)

Apr 05 2020 Vic 9:06 AM

Your outstanding archives turned up Charles Schmidt, designer and driver of car #16 Packard GRAY WOLF in the 1904 race.

Love the interesting diversion.  Thank you and best wishes!
Vic

From Mystery Foto #14 Solved: The Packard Gray Wolf Takes a Turn During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Apr 04 2020 Megan 9:57 AM

The one in the photo is at a small lake in PA. The other one is at a residence in Pottsville, PA
I’d love to know the story of the dogs on the lantern. Why were they chosen and where are the other lanterns from the Estate at Sands Point? From old photos, it appears that there were many along the road leading up to the home.

From Then & Now: Alva Vanderbilt Belmont's Beacon Towers in Sands Point

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