Just so as everyone's...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just so as everyone's...

...on the same page about the proposed East End Hospice facility on Quiogue, here's some graphical aids, starting with an aerial rendering of the project.

(Note: not sure when Cranberry Marsh was known as "Aspatuck River," but someone probably found that description on an ancient deed.)

Architectual rendering of the proposed facility from the air

(Taken from the East End Hospice brochure.)

At the far left of the graphic is a sliver of Montauk Highway, the curve leading up to what used to be Raynor & Mitchell.

Here's what the Western-most portion of the property on Cranberry Marsh looks like as seen from the Brook Road causeway:

Looking North from Brook Road

What I did not get a photo of, through sheer inadvertence, was Hampton Street between Brook and Meetinghouse, packed with parked cars of people attending a "tag sale" in the yard abutting the proposed hospice site.

It would have been illustrative only of one of the things that the "concerned neighbors" are concerned about.

Also, an assertion I made Saturday about what species exist in Cranberry Marsh, may no longer be operative... I ob­served a small school of what appeared to be golden shiner minnows running alongside the causeway.

But the "shellfish" Cherie Mcgee cites? Nope.


1. The Quiogue Kid said...

Having grown up on the Cranberry Marsh, the fresh water side certainly sustains more than just toropes including fresh water gar and several species of freshwater "minnows" among others and of course the salt water side – crabs, snappers, eels and other salt water species – all that could be adversely effected more by commercial runoff than not.

In 60+ years, I've never seen gar of any sort in the Marsh. #1, and, #2, it's brackish, damnit!

2. The Quiogue Kid said...

It is brackish especially nearest Brook Road but the further you go up to its headwaters, the fresher the water gets... 45-50 years ago we would catch the gar (2-3 feet long) near the spillway on the "brackish" side simply by dropping a hook in the water, moving the hook under the gar's body and simply jerking up. Once hooked they put up a hell of a fight. This usually happened when we were bored with catching scores of "snappers" on the salt water side. And Red Eckart would stop by and with a bow and arrow hunt a few torope for turtle soup! Them were the days.


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