“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
East Patchogue in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Monorail Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Monorail Marker
Inscription.  Site of Boynton's Bicycle Railroad. Two mile electrified track ran from Hagerman to Great South Bay in 1890s. Dismantled 1904.
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 427.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
Location. 40° 46.097′ N, 72° 57.833′ W. Marker is in East Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on North Dunton Avenue south of Montauk Highway, on the left when traveling north. On South Bay VFW Post 8300's property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 North Dunton Avenue, Patchogue NY 11772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Post 8300 War Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Avery Homestead (approx. 1.4 miles away); Squire Mott Grist Mill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ball Bearing (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bellport Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Capt. Austin Roe (approx. 2.6 miles away); Citizen Soldier (approx. 2.6 miles away); Paul the Tailor Building (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Patchogue.
More about this marker. This marker location is very near to the northern terminus of the three mile experimental track of the 1890's 'Boynton's Bicycle Railroad'. The track ran through the VFW property extended from the L. I. Railroad - Montauk Line - to The Great South Bay.
Also see . . .
1. Boynton Bicycle Railroad (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 21, 2018.)
2. Monorail | William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Submitted on August 15, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York.)
Monorail car at East Patchogue 1894 image. Click for full size.
Thomas R. Bayles (photo courtesy of the Queens Library), 1894
2. Monorail car at East Patchogue 1894
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York.   2. submitted on December 21, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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