The hamlet encompasses a small area about half way between the two points. New York state and is the fourth oldest max frisch montauk pdf download lighthouse in the United States.
Montauk is a major tourist destination and has six state parks. It is particularly famous for its fishing, claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world. Montaukett village, killing 30 and capturing one of Chief Wyandanch’s daughters. Many short but famous battles ensued. The skirmishes ended in 1657. Fort Pond Bay derives its name from a Montaukett “fort” on its shore. A deed was issued in 1661 titled “Ye deed of Guift” which granted all of the lands east of Fort Pond to be for the common use of both the Indians and the townsmen.
Further purchase agreements were entered into in 1661, 1672 and 1686 which, among other things, allowed a group of Easthampton townsmen to graze cattle on the Montaukett lands. While some lands were protected in the agreements as forest land, for the most part all of Montauk was maintained by the townsmen as a private livestock and fisheries operation. However, the tribe was to be permitted to stay on the land, to hunt and fish at will on the land, and to harvest the tails and fins of whales that washed up dead on the East Hampton shores. The tribe was to continue residence until the 19th century in the area around Big Reed Pond in what was to be called “Indian Fields”. The patent did not extend beyond Napeague to Montauk. This lack of authority has formed the basis for various control disputes ever since.