A resort community once known as a ÃÂplayground for the wealthy,ÃÂ City Island rose to fame as a leader in boat manufacturing and gained international recognition for the victorious yachts it produced for the AmericaÃÂs Cup races. Well-known shipyards on the island, including Nevins, Minneford, and Kretzers, weathered societyÃÂs changing demands to cater to a new clientele of boat owners who required smaller vessels with low
maintenance features. With over 200 vintage photographs accompanied by an insightful text, City Island and Orchard Beach traces the transformation of this European-styled community from the mid-1800s to the 1990s. This visual journey to the early days of the island focuses on the communityÃÂs sense of purpose and its adaptability to the changes brought on by time and technology. Learn about the lives of the islandÃÂs original settlers, tour its original homes and businesses, and discover the significant role that the area played in the Revolutionary War.
The presentation contains some very memorable pictures of the old Bronx/Westchester Line. i.e. o the Belden Point Pier o South End City Island o McDaniel Bungalow (20s) o St. Mary's Star of the Sea o Grace Episcopal Church o Split Rock at the Bronx/Westchester Line o City Island Bridge (1908) There are many scenes which contain the residents of yesteryear. Some of … more