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Volume 2 Issue 7 Weekly Circulation 8,000 Tuesday February, 12, 2008 Town of Babylon Supervisor and good friend of The Copiague Weekly Steve Bellone allowed me to take the first official photo of the entire family in his office. The Bellone's were bringing 2-week-old Katherine to the Doctor for a checkup. Steve's wife Tracey, as you can see, looks great and the baby is beautiful. She is wide-awake and full of life. She actually voted with her mom & dad last Tuesday. The coolest thing about this is Katherine is the Bellone's first child. These smiles that they are wearing were not put on for this picture, the baby's doing it. See Steve - God blesses those who help Copiague.

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ong Island is located on the eastern flyway for waterfowl. Many Long Island hunters supplemented their often-meager income by market gunning. Hunting ducks for fancy New York restaurants was just one way to survive. This took place from around 1840 until 1918 when the new conservation law went into effect preventing the practice of market gunning. At the turn of the nineteenth century, all first class hotels and restaurants served game dinners. From the 1840s until the law changed in 1918 market gunners supplied their tables with wild birds. Commercial hunting was always frowned on by the sportsmen of the day. After 1918 many of the market gunners became professional guides. The local duck farms in Eastport and Moriches used to shoo the wild ducks out of their domestic Pekin ducks and their feed. The sky would be black with thousands of black ducks taking wing. In the early days before the Civil War there were no laws and the resultant slaughter caused many laws to be enacted to preserve

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the duck population. The numbers killed were astounding. In the 1800s Captain Wilbur Corwin of Bellport and one other gunner killed 640 in one day according to his written log. The earliest hunters on Long Island were the Indians. It wasn't long before the Colonists learned how to shoot ducks and snipe as they had in Europe. The early setinvited his friends, including Martin Van Buren [later to become our eighth President] to fish and hunt. This later developed into the Suffolk Club organized in 1858 in New York City. These owners built a lodge on the site. The property eventually became Suffolk county's South Haven Park. Many of the exclusive hunt clubs started in New York City. With the new Long Island Railroad, hunters could reach anywhere on Long Island easily. In the Bellport area, the Brookhaven Gunners Association was formed in 1924. It later became the Pattersquash Gunners Association. They leased the gunning rights to Bellport Bay from Brookhaven Town. Other gunners in the area could only gun on Fiddleton Flats and Pattersquash Island. Headquarters was on Pelican Island at Old Inlet. As the duck population shrank due to over hunting, the Federal government stepped in and imposed limits and rules. To help pay for the program during the depression, Federal duck stamps were and still are sold through the Post Office and were affixed to the required State Hunting License. Gunning clubs leased or owned beach land and sometimes hired caretakers to live on the land to keep the poachers out. The ducks were baited with corn by their caretaker to insure a plentiful supply of targets for his employers. Hunters would employ live callers. These ducks had their wings clipped and couldn't fly. They were tied and staked out amongst the decoys. They would attract ducks flying by their quacking. It was considered unsporting to shoot ducks swimming. Shooting into the stool would damage them and if live callers were used, it might kill them. The law changed and live callers were done away with. Hunters turned them in to such places as the Quogue game preserve.

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My father turned his in at Quogue and many years later, when visiting, his tame goose would come to him. These birds were formerly kept all year long and sometimes became pets. Some of the clubs were the Wyandanch Club, the Southside Sportsman's club of West Sayville, the Wa-Wa-Yanda Club on Captree Island and the Flanders Club near Riverhead. Inadvertently the people of Suffolk County owe these clubs a debt of gratitude for the public parks resulting from the county's acquisition of some of their lands. At the East End of Smith Point County Park is an area known as Great Gun beach. It is reached by boat down the Great Gun channel from the inter-coastal waterway at Moriches Bay buoy 14. In the late 1800s duck hunting boats were outfitted with what amounted to cannon. They were #4 deck mounted shotguns. A few shots with these "great guns" and the hunter had but to scoop up the hundreds of dead ducks to deliver to market. Keeper "Rose" Gordon of the Moriches Lifesaving station used to supplement his income by arranging gunning parties near the station. He was close enough to be called in an emergency at the station. Decoys or duck stool, as they were known were made in the home workshop. Heads could be purchased or carved. The eyes were often made of brass tacks. These heads were mounted on blackened cork shaped like a duck, brant or goose. The first cork is said to be from old cork lifejackets found washed ashore on the beach. A square stick called a shallow keel, was fastened to the bottom to hold a piece of lead and a hole through the keel to fasten the string to. The other end of the string went to a lead weight cast in some sand with another screw eye. Gabe Pelletreau of East Moriches used to saw out decoy heads for 15 cents each. He kept the patterns the customer preferred on hand with their name on them. Capt. Bill Payne of Paynesville (Mastic at Montauk Highway) was a noted duck hunter in the 1860s through the 80s. He used to gun at Smith's Point west to Old Inlet. He made his own decoys using cedar. He mixed chimney soot and fish oil to make the black paint. For white he used white lead. An outgrowth of duck hunting is the fine art of decoy carving. What is considered the first real decoy show was held in 1923 in Bellport, L.I. sponsored by the Howell's Point Anti-Duskers Society. It eventually died out and in 1964 the Great South Bay Waterfowlers Association revived the show which has become the National Decoy Show. These intricately carved decoys can get as much as $320,000 at auction. During the depression years a hunter, not doing too well, sometimes shot a sea coot, legal, but difficult to eat. The recipe given by old-timers was to skin the coot, parboil it overnight and place it on a shingle, bake for at least an hour, then throw the coot out and eat the shingle. There are many local wild duck recipes. Some parboil them to remove the "fishy taste" before roasting them. Others just stuff an onion in them and roast with a hot oven. Of course before the cooking comes the hanging for a few days in a cool place, then plucking the feathers and eviscerating them. There were many other shorebirds that were hunted complete with decoys. High fashion hats for women required feathers. Terns, sea gulls, herons, and egrets were hunted for their plumage. The Shea White Plumage Act of 1910 should have put an end to this slaughter, but in merely drove it underground. It took a long time for it to diminish. The market gunners saved the duck and goose feathers and sold them by the pound to make feather beds when they plucked the fowl for market. continued on page 17

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The fishing season remains relatively quiet. I'm getting to sound a bit like a broken record here, but the best game in town remains the white perch at Taco Bell on worms. There are some rainbows being caught at the Argyle Lake outfall up to 18-inches on worms and a few herring at the Captree and Jones Beach Piers, but the herring fishing remains disappointing. If you were thinking about hopping

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coming out of, had no taste in it anyway. The guy is miserable, he looks and has looked his entire life like a fat little troll, he has the personality of kitty litter box and he's been caught robbing his own mother, (which at 47 years old he still lives with) on several occasions. He also ducked into one of my advertisers place of business like a coward as his final remarks were coming out of his triple chin face. I think that's what really saved him. I just want to say to him and anyone else with an attitude like this. A town is a place. It is what you make out of it. Many great people came from or still live in Copiague. If you make bad choices, can't get a job, can't keep a friend, or any of the other miserable things that happen to you on a daily basis, it's not the town's fault; it's your fault. You approach people that you haven't seen in years exclaiming your gonna win your comp case soon, are you stupid? And just for the record- if a nuclear bomb ever does get sent to Copiague and we get a warning, you better pray to god that the bomb hits Copiague before I get to your house.

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A CHILD'S TEN COMMANDMENTS TO PARENTS

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Richie - Happy Valentine's Day! You're my love and my life. I Love You Always & Forever! Love Eternally - Susan Dear Rachael I Wish You A Happy Valentine Birthday Love Always- Mom Dear Gabby You have filled my life with joy. Happy Valentine's Day!! Grandpa!!!

St. Martin of Tours school in Amityville held a dance-a-thon for the Parish Outreach at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch. The Outreach Program at this church recently burned down. Directly after school on a Friday afternoon the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade all got their dancing shoes on and danced for three straight hours. The students each had gotten sponsors to sponsor them for a flat amount or a certain amount per each half hour of dancing. Several fundraisers have already been held for this cause by different students from the school. All Outreach programs are very important to their parishes and to the community they serve.

10. Please take me to Sunday school and church regularly, setting a good example. I enjoy learning about God.

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the rider's foot is pushed suddenly upward and outward during a fall. Strengthening both the upper body and lower body is a critical component of skiing and snowboarding safety. Start a strength program at least 12 weeks prior to season. Before heading onto the slopes on any given day, make sure you warm-up and stretch properly. A stronger more flexible body will tolerate a fall better. as you can. Hold for 30 seconds. Remember to breathe normally. To perform this stretch while geared and ready for the slopes, put both hands on your hips and arch backward. Hold for a count of 15 seconds and repeat 3 to 5 times. Hamstring stretch - Lay on the floor with your feet against the wall. Slowly walk up the e wall until your legs are at t 45 to 60 degree angle with the floor. Make sure your heels stay in contact with the wall, bend your knees and bring your buttocks closer to the wall. Hold position for 3 minutes. This stretch can also be performed while standing by putting on foot on a step or bench, keeping knee straight, lean forward and try to touch your chest to your knee. Hold for a count of 15 seconds and repeat on each leg 3 to 5 times. It's always a good idea to stretch again after you stop for lunch. The cold weather keeps you from feeling all your aches and pains until you stop, rest, have lunch and suit up to go back onto the slopes again. Perform the above stretches again to help get your muscles ready for the second half of the day. Most accidents and injuries occur when the snowboarder is tired at the end of the day, so don't push yourself and when you are ready for the famous "last run" stop. If you would like more information on these stretches or a suggested strength program to prevent injuries, call South Bay Sports and Physical Therapy, your local snowboard and ski experts at 842-4606.

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The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recommends a regimen of stretching, strengthening, flexibility and endurance exercises to prevent injury and promote maximum enjoyment. Following are the APTA's suggested stretching for snowboarding: Rotation - Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and arms stretched out in front of you. Try to look behind you, and twist your trunk and arms as far as you can in the direction you are looking. Hold for 30 seconds, and then repeat in the opposite direction. Flexion - Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Squat all the way down and wrap your arms around your bet legs and hold for 30 seconds. Extension - Kneel on the ground and grab your heels with both hands. Look up towards the sky and push your stomach forward as far

Snowboarding was once the domain of teenage daredevils, but now it's an Olympic event with growing popularity. In fact, nearly 7 million snowboarders took to the slopes in 2006. However, as the popularity of snowboarding increases, so does the number of injuries. "Two-thirds of snowboarding injuries affect the upper extremities, with the most common injuries to the wrist and shoulder," says Dean Walker, a Physical Therapist in Durango Colorado. However, there is an injury unique to snowboarding-"snowboarder's fracture," a fracture of the talus, a bone in the middle of the ankle joint, that occurs when

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Prior to a wrestling match versus East Islip, Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School senior Ronnie Hicks was welcomed into an elite group of wrestlers ­ the Suffolk County Wrestling "Century Club." Presented with a Pictured left to right: Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Varsity Wrestling coach plaque by Anthony Cipriano, Superintendent of Schools Superintendent of Dr. William R. Bolton, senior Ronnie Hicks, Schools Dr. William R. Dawn Hicks, Ronald Hicks II, Coordinator of Bolton, Ronnie currently Athletics Peter Cesare, and Junior Varsity holds the second highest Wrestling coach Darwin Ryan. number of wins in school wrestling history. Varsity Head Coach Anthony Cipriano noted that Ronnie should surpass the previous record of 109 victories by the end of the season. Congratulations, Ronnie!

TAKING HOME THE TROPHY

Members of the Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Distributive Education Club of America (D.E.C.A.) recently competed at the D.E.C.A. Regional Competition, which was held at Suffolk County Community College. Competing against high school students throughout Long Island, Copiague students captured the spotlight in multiple categories, winning 20 first place trophies and three secondplace trophies. Students won first-place in a multitude of different areas, including job interview, public speaking, visual advertising, and economics, and qualified to participate in the state competition in March. D.E.C.A. is a national student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

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PetraPuppets recently treated the students at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School in Copiague to a performance highlighting the importance of math. The PTA-sponsored Money, Math, Mania presentation was a curriculumbased exploration of money and mathematics, which allowed and encouraged student participation. Through puppets, games, and original songs and music, the students learned that math could be fun, in addition to learning about science, history, and many other things. Ventriloquist Steve Petruzzella used his puppets to infuse humor into math and told the students, "Remember, if there is money in your pocket, there is math in your head."

Following the completion of the English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment in January, the fourth-grade teachers at Great Neck Road Elementary School in Copiague, Carilyn Fincke, Carol Gamba, and MaryBeth Loeber, treated their students to a fun treat and hour of relaxation during "Hip, Hip Hooray! We've Completed the ELA." "Today is to celebrate all the hard work the students did to prepare for the ELA and their successful completion of the test," stated Ms. Carol Gamba.

The students at Deauville Garden Elementary School in Copiague recently partook in a highly entertaining and educational program that introduced them to geography and the world in which they live. The students took a magical journey to all seven continents with Bob Conrad, who performed the "Magical Approach to Geography", stopping in China, India, France, Africa, Brazil, and Australia. Visual aides including globes, a large map of the world, and a talking picture of the Earth, Mr. Conrad employed a variety of talents including magic, storytelling, puppetry, and ventriloquism to make for an interesting and fun-filled geography lesson.

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By 1829, scientists discovered that it was the compound called salicin in willow plants which gave you the pain relief. According to "From A Miracle Drug" written by Sophie Jourdier for the Royal Society of Chemistry: "It was not long before the active ingredient in willow bark was isolated; in 1828, Johann Buchner, professor of pharmacy at the University of Munich, isolated a tiny amount of bitter tasting yellow, needle-like crystals, which he called salicin. 1899 First Bottle Two Italians, Brugnatelli and of Aspirin Fontana, had in fact already obtained salicin in 1826, but in a highly impure form. By 1829, [French chemist] Henri Leroux had improved the extraction procedure to obtain about 30g from 1.5kg of bark. In 1838, Raffaele Piria [an Italian chemist] then working at the Sorbonne in Paris, split salicin into a sugar and an aromatic component (salicylaldehyde) and converted the latter, by hydrolysis and oxidation, to an acid of crystallised colourless needles, which he named salicylic acid." Henri Leroux had extracted salicin, in crystalline form for the first time, and Raffaele Piria succeeded in obtaining the salicylic acid in its pure state. The problem was that salicylic acid was tough on stomachs and a means of 'buffering' the compound was searched for. The first person to do so was a French chemist named Charles Frederic Gerhardt. In 1853, Gerhardt neutralized salicylic acid by buffering it with sodium (sodium salicylate) and acetyl chloride, creating acetylsalicylic acid. Gerhardt's product worked but he had no desire to market it and abandoned his discovery. In 1899, a German chemist named Felix Hoffmann, who worked for a German company called Bayer, rediscovered Gerhardt's formula. Felix Hoffmann made some of the formula and gave it to his father who was suffering from the pain of arthritis. With good results, Felix Hoffmann then convinced Bayer to market the new wonder drug. Aspirin was patented on February 27, 1900. The folks at Bayer came up with the name Aspirin, it comes from the 'A" in acetyl chloride, the "spir" in spiraea ulmaria (the plant they derived the salicylic acid from) and the 'in' was a then familiar name ending for medicines. Aspirin was first sold as a powder. In 1915, the first Aspirin tablets were made. Interestingly, Aspirin ® and Heroin ® were once trademarks belonging to Bayer. After Germany lost World War I, Bayer was forced to give up both trademarks as part of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

Dear Editor, How long have you been in Copiague? I have known you for almost 30 years, remember the good old days? Anyway I am writing a letter to the editor about how the bay has changed since I started fishing and clamming back in 1960 which is when we became a permanent resident. It is interesting; I grew up on east Sea crest in the American Venice 1960 - 1967and moved to East Buena Vista 1967 ­ 1979 also in the Venice, I have moved since then but still in Copiague. we used to fish at the civic beach which belonged to my uncle before he donated it to the community in 1971. We fished for monster flounders and fluke and the blow fish by the hundreds right off the dock, piss clams 20 feet off the beach, tons of little neck clams 30 feet off the beach. Any way I remember the sewage treatment plant coming in and installing the street drains directly into the bay around 1970 a few years later the clams became polluted and no one made the connection, oysters used to grow on the docks and it was typical to see the bottom of the canal at 10 feet. That all disappeared, Where was the EPA? Rain water sumps disappeared in the neighborhoods and houses were built, the plant totally changed the bay in less than a decade after completion. To this day you can see a 12 foot wide brown trail where they buried the pipe all though no one will admit it. I am a bay person all my life and the bay is getting worse, my wife contracted a special type of salt water infection while clamming on the other side of the bay two years ago and is still suffering to this day, the CID center for infectious disease got the tests back to us and confirmed it. but at last the last few years has taken its toll even in the flats on the other side of the bay and is becoming polluted there to not only the rain problem but those crabbers laying out hundreds of traps cleaning out the bay and changing the whole ECO system, it's like a slalom course out there and it goes unchecked, those [email protected]#$% keeping the females and small ones, an average crabber makes more money in 3-4 months than the president makes in a year. The town has been fighting the pollution problem by introducing fresh clams and scallops which is supposed to help clean the bay, unfortunately the fresh water run off is preventing the bay to returning like it used to be where there was once all sand is now all mud, and for those that grew up on the bay you know I am right. What can we do? As long as the rain water is diverted into the bay and the long rusting sewer pipe remains unchecked and the town doesn't put a limit on crabbers and forbid the females from being taken and sold to the public there is very little we can do the harm is to far gone. Or is it? What do you think Ralph. Feel free to edit grammar. A Friend of Yours (name withheld by editor) Friend, First of all, asking me to edit your grammar is like asking David Berkowitz to clean your handgun. This gentleman is a friend of mine and just for the record, he is very smart. What do I think about this situation? I am very disappointed that whoever got away with this, did. I love the water and I do remember how great the fishing was when I was growing up. Like I already stated ­ You're a smart guy and I believe and respect your opinion. My question to you is - can we fix the problem? And if so, how?

During the Crusades of the 11th Century, the Knights of St John received instruction in first-aid treatment from Arab and Greek doctors. The Knights of St John then acted as the first emergency workers, treating soldiers on both sides of the war of the battlefield and bringing in the wounded to nearby tents for further treatment. The concept of ambulance service started in Europe with the Knights of St John, at the same time it had also become common practice for small rewards to be paid to soldiers who carried the wounded bodies of other soldiers in for medical treatment. The Surgeon-in-Chief of the French Grand Army, "Baron Dominiquie Larrey" created the first official army medical corp. in 1792. Trained attendants with equipment moved out from the field hospitals to give first-aid to the wounded on the battlefield and/or carried them back by stretcher, hand-carts and wagons to the field hospitals. Motorized ambulance vehicles have been in use since the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1950s the United States pioneered helicopter-ambulances during the Korean War. In 1968, St Vincent's Hospital in New York City started the first mobile coronary care unit

Aspirin

Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid, is a derivative of salicylic acid that is a mild, nonnarcotic analgesic useful in the relief of headache and muscle and joint aches. The drug works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, body chemicals that are necessary for blood clotting and which also sensitize nerve endings to pain. The father of modern medicine was Hippocrates, who lived sometime between 460 B.C and 377 B.C. Hippocrates was left historical records of pain relief treatments, including the use of powder made from the bark and leaves of the willow tree to help heal headaches, pains and fevers.

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DearEditor First of all let me tell you we think your paper is terrific. I am a Brooklynite transplanted to the West Venice a few years ago however my husband's family built their own house in Copiague more than 50 years ago, his grandfather was one of the Fire Chiefs in the Dixon Ave firehouse and he and all brothers grew up here in Copiague. Granny is turning 97 and still lives in her own house in Copiague I am writing to ask for your help advertising a non-profit fundraiser for a foundation called Building Strength for NM. Nemaline Myopathy is a muscular disease that affects infants and young adults, and can have devastating and often fatal results. Approx 28% of children die before age 11. Our niece is just continued on page 18

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This is the Copiague Youth Leagues 9 year old boys 2007 ALLSTAR Team, coached by Tim Clark. With alot of hard work and very hot summer nights these boys went on to win the DISTRICT 34 SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP. Who knows maybe this year I will be sending you the 2008 all star team championship picture.

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continued from page 7 When I was in high school, my father would take me gunning. Opening day was a must! One year after he had moved out of the prime hunting area of East Quogue in Shinnecock Bay to Blue Point, a first day expedition was undertaken as usual from the boat. By this time my younger brother was old enough to hold a shotgun. Ignoring weather warnings we took off early in the morning in a wind and rainstorm to look for a place to gun from. In the "old" days a place would have been staked out with a gunning box in place and permission from the landowner. A likely spot was found off of East Patchogue and the gunning sharpie and duck stool was arranged. We settled in to await the ducks. It was blowing so hard it was amazing a duck could fly in such weather. After a few hours of this we decided to pick up and move. I was out gathering the stool when a duck decided to come in. My brother decided to shoot at it, showering me with spent shot. After that we picked up decoys and attempted to return home via boat. Unfortunately the wind had blown most of the water out of the bay and the boat was sitting in mud. I was elected to

go back ashore and call for my stepmother to rescue us by car. I found a house and knocked. Surprisingly the lady let me in, dripping with mud and seaweed. I made the call and we were rescued. My father came back when the water came back in the bay and got the boat home. When we got home we discovered that we had been in a September hurricane! That was my LAST duck hunting expedition! In early times gunners could find themselves witness to a shipwreck while gunning on the beach. Horace Raynor, his brother and a friend were on a gunning trip to Narrow Bay off of Mastic, L.I. Nov. 28, 1893 when the LOUISE H. RANDALL hit the bar near them. The ten men and the Captain's wife took to the rigging. Horace was a part time reporter for one of the New York papers and scooped the rest with his report. The complete story can be found in WRECKS & RESCUES on LONG ISLAND by the author starting on page 91. One of the ways to hunt duck is called Battery Gunning. The idea was to get out into the bay in the flyway. The battery was a deep box with four wings of wood and canvas laying flat on all four sides. The stool was spread out around the rig and the box was weighted down with as much a

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have rails or racks to hold meadow grass to camouflage them. There is room on the stern to carry the duck stool (decoys). Hunting boxes are usually used when they can be staked out and left for the season. They are also covered with grass. The duck stool is arranged in a natural pattern and the hunter may choose to use a duck caller or he may be talented enough to imitate a duck. Of course different kinds of duck make different sounds. The time of day the season is open and the bag is all spelled out in the State's Conservation laws. The speed of a black duck in flight can be 60 mph so it requires some skill to bring one down. Geese used to be scarce, but anyone on Long Island knows there is no shortage of them or their excrement anywhere locally. Somehow the geese got patterned to stay here rather than continue on their southern trip. There's now a special open season on Canadian geese in September. Jet skis sometimes end up in the line of fire. Summer play doesn't mix too well with gunning season! Some of the local decoy craftsmen were: Ben Hawkins 1800, Henry F. Osborne 1846, Wilbur R. Corwin 1876 all of Bellport. There was Thomas Gelston of Quogue, 1897, Charles Howell, Center Moriches, and George Robert of Mastic in the 1900s. The list is by E. Llewyllen Reeve, master decoy carver of East Moriches, L.I.

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