Another enjoyable Long Island trip

To our delight, we have heard of at least three groups so far that have been inspired to visit the land of their Dayton ancestors on Long Island.

Jim returned two weeks ago from leading a group of cousins around the eastern half of Long Island, to locations important to our ancestors. He reports that it was a great trip and they profited greatly from the full itinerary.

Day One included Southampton, Bridgehampton (where they enjoyed meeting a “new” Dayton relative), East Hampton and Sag Harbor. Day Two was devoted to locations inside the vast township of Brookhaven, home to five generations in our Dayton line. We are so fortunate to have great friends at most every stop, and who are also local authorities on Long Island history.

The group received expert guidance in the Three Village area as well as at points east and south, at Brookhaven Town Hall, and in the hamlet of Brookhaven, including the probable site of Samuel Dayton’s farm (at Fire Place and Dayton’s Neck).

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One Response to Another enjoyable Long Island trip

  1. Jim Dayton says:

    The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum was especially intriguing. Richard Doctorow delivered a lecture on whaling in the 17th and 18th centuries. We were in awe when we realized the hard work and danger that our ancestors were faced with as they earned their living.
    He joked at one point that the Whaling Museum had renamed their community of Sag Harbor “Daytonville”.

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