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East Islip in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great River Depot

 
 
Great River Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
1. Great River Depot Marker
Inscription.

1867-76 Southside RR, LIRR
acquired 1880. 1897 Depot
built, burned 1943. 1999 EIHS
moved shelter to south side.
Platform added 2000.
Hist. Landmark Preservation cte.

 
Erected by Historical Landmark Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 40° 44.427′ N, 73° 10.134′ W. Marker is in East Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Connetquot Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Connetquot Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: East Islip NY 11730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Country Home (approx. half a mile away); Neighbor Across the Way (approx. 0.7 miles away); Locust Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brookwood Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Corporal Francis V. Todarello (approx. 1.9 miles away); Log House (approx. 2 miles away); St. Mark's (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gibb Patent (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, South Side R.R. of L.I.
Islip first appears on the timetable of May 20, 1868 as a terminal. Between December
Great River Depot Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
2. Great River Depot Marker (wide view)
1, 1868 and June 1869 a second station was maintained at Islip Centre. On August 19, 1869 the railroad loaded the little 20 x 30 feet depot on a flat car drawn by the engine Pewit and carted it eastward, leaving Islip the sole station in the village. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. South Side Railroad of Long Island.
The South Side Railroad of Long Island was a railroad company in the U.S. state of New York. Chartered in 1860 and first opened in 1867 as a competitor to the Long Island Rail Road, it was reorganized in 1874 as the Southern Railroad of Long Island and leased in 1876 to the LIRR. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Great River Depot Platform image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
3. Great River Depot Platform
Great River Depot Platform image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
4. Great River Depot Platform
Great River Depot Platform & Tracks image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
5. Great River Depot Platform & Tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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