Sunday, September 14, 2008

The First Train to Montauk.

New York, 1895

The first passenger train for Montauk passed over the new track across Napeague Beach Friday evening with President Corbin's son and a party bound for Montauk Point.

The last spike was driven at 6:45 o'clock Friday evening and a few minutes later an engine, drawing a special car, which had reached Amagansett attached to the 6 o'clock express, passed over the newly laid rails. William A. Hedges met the party at the Nominicks, the Indian name for the highlands, a few miles west of Fort Pond, where the terminal point is now located, and drove the party to Mr. Stratton's house. The track will be extended to Fort Pond bay during the summer.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, July 5, 1895, p. 1.

No comments: