Can You Identify This Historical Photo?

Local historians dig into their archives.

Each week, we will feature a local historical photo from the archives of either Sally Spanburgh, a Southampton preservation advocate, or the Hampton Bays Historical Society and ask readers to guess what is pictured, the date the photo was taken and/or what is there today.

If you think you know the answer, let us know in the comment section below. We will let you know if you're right next Sunday when we post the next photo challenge.

 according to Brenda Berntson, of the Hampton Bays Historical Society was of the Shinnecock Bay, looking towards old Ponquogue Bridge.

bchbum11968 March 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Nor has NS beach ever had steps, a flag, a lifeguard station:)
lynngrace March 28, 2013 at 02:54 AM
I don't know...my friend owns the first house to the right of NS Beach and he has steps. I guess we will have to wait till Sunday to find out. What makes me think it is NS Beach is the dunes as we call them, or bluffs as others do. The proximity looks the same, but ???
lynngrace March 28, 2013 at 02:30 PM
But since it is the Hamptons Bays Historical that has the picture, more likely you are right.
highhatsize March 28, 2013 at 04:17 PM
When I was a kid we went to "the Ocean" or "Peconic". I don't think that anyone called it Meschutt until the '60s or later when the town put up a sign to that effect. In the old days there was a platform anchored out in over-the-head depth. It was a test of courage for little kids to swim out to it. That's probably the reason that the town removed it.
bchbum11968 March 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM
I went there as a kid for Red Cross swimming lessons:)


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