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Early Morning Fog Rolling In
FAA WATERCOLOR MARK DOES NOT APPEAR ON FINAL SALES
While heading out on a charter fishing boat on a late fall morning at approximately 6:30am out of Manhasset Bay, located on the north shore of Long Island in New York for the some striper and blue fishing. We ran into this tremendous fog that was sweeping across the bay and preventing us from getting to our destination the Long Island Sound. We began to move out slowly as the sun rose to our stern and enabled us to get closer to the jetties that would take us out into the Long Island Sound. I took this photograph just as the charter boat was heading right into the rolling fog and we were waiting for the sun to rise and eliminate some if not all of this fog. Manhasset Bay, New York, is an embayment in western Long Island off Long Island Sound. Manhasset Bay forms the northeastern boundary of the Great Neck Peninsula and the southwestern boundary of Cow Neck (Port Washington Peninsula or Manhasset Neck). On the north side of the bay there are three points, Barker Point at the entrance, Plum Point coming the furthest into the Bay, and Tom's Point in the back bay. On the other side, Hewlett Point forms the entrance nearly a mile from Barker Point. Hart Island lies in the Sound just outside the mouth of Manhasset Bay.
The Manhasset Bay area was first inhabited in the 17th century by the Matinecook tribe of Algonquin Indians. Then the Dutch and the English settled around the bay in the 17th century because of the proximity of fish. The Bay was called Schout's Bay by the Dutch, and then Howe's Bay by the English. Subsequently, due to the presence of cattle raising, it came to be called Cow Bay, and the local neck, to the northeast, "Cow Neck". It finally became Manhasset Bay in 1907.
In the 1920s it began to switch from the cow-and-fish industry to support services for commercial boating, as it is considered to be one of the best harbors on Long Island Sound with little tidal current except at the entrance and average tidal displacement of only six feet. By the 1980s it was full of marinas and yacht clubs. The Sands Point Seaplane Base on Manhasset Bay was at one time the main airport for passenger service between New York and Europe. At the beginning of the 21st century, it had about 16% of all the marinas and yacht clubs in the whole of Long Island Sound.
April 9th, 2012
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