Gardiner's Island

Gardiner's Island,

c.3,000 acres (1,210 hectares), in Gardiners Bay between the two flukelike peninsulas of E Long Island, SE N.Y. It was settled by colonist Lion GardinerGardiner, Lion,
1599–1663, English colonist in America. Under contract with patentees of Connecticut, Gardiner designed and erected (1635–36) the blockhouse at Saybrook, which he defended in the Pequot War (1636–37).
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 in 1639 as the first permanent English settlement in New York state and has been owned since by his descendants.
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A Staten Island B Coney Island C Bedloe's Island D Gardiner's Island QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which background colour on a warning sign indicates danger in a scientific laboratory?
Once occupied by Robert David Lion Gardiner, a descendant of the prominent Long Island family that has owned Gardiner's Island on Long Island or nearly 400 years, the current owner of the estate is Shahab Karmely, a New York-based real estate investor.
In mid-October, Martha Gellhorn, who was in New York and in touch with Hemingway friend Winston Guest, suggested that Patrick try to get permission to leave school to visit Winston's home on Gardiner's Island (off Long Island) for a "shoot." In a letter to Patrick describing the plan, Hemingway seems doubtful that the trip will be approved.
First, she makes a point of the unique opportunity that a trip to Gardiner's Island would be and comments on the memory it would create for Patrick as an adult.
In Ernest's letter to Patrick about the thwarted trip to Gardiner's Island, he uses some choice, virile Hemingway language and continues to vent his feeling that he was deceived and unacknowledged by the school.
Other communication between the school and Pauline must have occurred because Pauline later writes in bewilderment to ask what happened to the Gardiner's Island plans (21 November 1942).
The Hemingway boys evidently visited Gardiner's Island more than once.
In New York, the first successful pheasant release took place in 1892 on 3,000-acre Gardiner's Island, located at the eastern tip of Long Island.
He became the hero of many ballads, his ghost was seen on several occasions, and numerous attempts were made to unearth a fabulous treasure which he supposedly buried in various points ranging from Oak Island, Nova Scotia, to Gardiner's Island, New York, James Fenimore Cooper referred to Kidd in several works, notably The Water Witch (1830), a novel.
Reisman has found tropical fish, though, in Tobaccolot Pond situated on the eastern, ocean-facing side of Gardiner's Island, but not in the ponds on its sheltered western side.
If you prefer calmer waters to those of the Atlantic Ocean, then climb aboard an old-fashioned paddle wheel boat that leaves from Riverhead to circumscribe the trio of islands found in Peconic Bay - Robin's, Shelter, and Gardiner's Islands. Did you know that Captain Kidd really did bury treasure on Gardiner's Island?