Feature #33 | March 2nd, 2013 Journal Entry
Feature #230 | 01.03.2015 | The Marine Guide

Northport is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States, situated along New York State Route 25A in the Town of Huntington, on Long Island’s North Shore.

European settlement

The original inhabitants of the area now known as Northport were the Matinecocks, one of 13 Native American tribes of Long Island. The Matinecocks called this land Opcathontyche, which meant “wading place creek”.2 After Dutch interest a few years earlier, the land was sold by Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks, to three Englishmen in 1656.3

With land that was well suited for farming, the early settlers grazed cattle on pastures around the harbor. The area soon became known as Great Cow Harbor.4 (The nearby hamlet of Centerport was known as Little Cow Harbor.) The oldest house still standing in Northport, the Skidmore House on Main Street, was built in 1761. In 2009 the house was put up for sale, sparking the village to pass a historical preservation law. Read more

Seeing The World In Picture Frames
Contact: manelux6@gmail.com

View Full Profile

Comments

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntalmost 2 years ago

    01 MARCH 2013 -- FANTASTIC ARTWORK

  • Thank you so much! It is much appreciated! Have a great weekend!

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • Otto Danby II
    Otto Danby IIalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Sophie, love your B&W work.

  • Otto Danby II
    Otto Danby IIalmost 2 years ago

    Oops, and congratulations on your feature, well deserved.

  • Thank you very much Otto! :o)

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago

    A nice b&w seaside photograph. Well done Sophie

  • Thank you Linda.

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful place, fabulous capture !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you Evita, so glad you like it. :)

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • TraySays
    TraySaysabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture of one of my favorite spots!

  • Thank you very much.

    – © Sophie W. Smith

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Register your email address to be first in line


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.