Hempstead Harbor

During my search for winter ducks in Oyster Bay, Long Island, we stopped at Hampstead Harbor Shoreline Park with its desolate derelict piers. We parked at a little memorial to sandminers on West Shore Road: History of Sandmining in Port Washington: Sandminers Monument Inc.

16 thoughts on “Hempstead Harbor

  1. redstuffdan 2023-01-17 / 3:59 am

    Fabulous pictures beautifully framed – love them all.

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    • Sherry Felix 2023-01-10 / 8:44 am

      Thanks Anne. I went to Jones beach with Marc on Saturday. We didn’t see many birds.

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      • Anne Lazarus 2023-01-10 / 10:33 am

        Ask me next time. I know why to do. Razorbills

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      • Anne Lazarus 2023-01-10 / 10:38 am

        Ali SI with Anthony cannot remember how to spell name or look

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  2. Cee Neuner 2023-01-07 / 1:15 pm

    These are all terrific photos. Great lighting too 😀

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  3. Barbara Bryan 2023-01-07 / 11:10 am

    Thanks for your beautiful photos and interesting history re sandmining in the area. In your 3rd photo, on my first glance it appeared to me as though you had perhaps photographed 2 animal like weird creatures – in the foreground the gold colored ? piece of wood and in the background a dark object! 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2023-01-08 / 7:03 am

      Thanks BB. Maybe you thought the grass was porcupines.

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  4. shoreacres 2023-01-07 / 7:02 am

    The history of sandmining was interesting. It reminded me of the use of sand to raise Galveston Island after the storm of 1900. One of the favorite anchorages on the island was created when sand was dredged from the spot and used to fill under buildings that had been raised .

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    • Sherry Felix 2023-01-07 / 7:17 am

      It is fascinating to know how much of Long Island was used to build Manhattan. Sandcastles built by man.

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  5. Sue 2023-01-07 / 6:18 am

    Love those old piers

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