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History and Footage of Gardiner's Island New York

Updated: May 9

Courtesy of Live East Hampton You Tube In August 1978, Robert David Lion Gardiner, 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, gave a tour of the Island for a few people and a film crew. The quality of the filming, editing, and sound is excellent, and the tour is fascinating, not only because of its subject - the rarely seen private island - but also the exuberance and knowledge of the host.

Gardiner's Island is a small island in the Town of East Hampton, New York, in Eastern Suffolk County. It is located in Gardiner's Bay between the two peninsulas at the east end of Long Island. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) long, 3 miles (4.8 km) wide and has 27 miles (43 km) of coastline.

The island has been owned by the Gardiner family and their descendants since 1639 when Lion Gardiner purchased it from the Montaukett Chief Wyandanch. At 5.19 square miles (13.4 km2) it is one of the largest privately owned islands in the United States.

The tomb of Lion Gardiner (1599-1633) in East Hampton, New York was built in 1886 and designed by James Renwick, Jr. It depicts him in recumbent effigy. Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Tomb Of Lion Gardiner. An Interesting Monument Over The Spot Where He Is Supposed New-York Tribune. Saturday, May 28, 1887 New York, NY. Page 5


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