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Fire Island:: Beach Resort and National Seashore (Images of America) (Images of America Shoshanna McCollum

Fire Island:: Beach Resort and National Seashore (Images of America) (Images of America

Shoshanna McCollum

Published March 26th 2012
ISBN : 9780738591339
Paperback
128 pages
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Fire Island is a string of communities and parks, gay and straight bars, boats and bridges, beach umbrellas and bungalows--all bound together by the pristine white sand of the islands beach. This 32-mile-long barrier island off the coast of LongMoreFire Island is a string of communities and parks, gay and straight bars, boats and bridges, beach umbrellas and bungalows--all bound together by the pristine white sand of the islands beach. This 32-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Long Island has been defined by legendary shipwrecks and heroic lifesaving in the 19th century, but also kindled by menacing storms and a web of sociological intrigue as an upwardly mobile American middle class sought out vacation homes and coastal recreation during the 20th century. From cholera protests at the Surf Hotel in 1892 to a grassroots campaign to prevent a highway that ultimately established Fire Island National Seashore in 1964, Fire Islands history is a grand melodrama that has caught world attention.