12. Sources

Collecting the information for this article required many visits to the various places listed below. It was an arduous task. However, we believe it was an important story to tell and will improve our understanding of a small but monumental moment in the history of Shelter Island.

Shelter Island Historical Society
Oysterponds Historical Society
Papers of Clarence Ashton Wood
Ralph Duvall, History of Shelter Island 1932
Surrogate’s Court, Riverhead
County Clerk’s Office, Riverhead
Town of Shelter Island Board Minutes
Various WEB sites about Lighthouses on the Web
U. S. Coast Survey May of 1855
Map of a place called Prospect by Edward and Patricia Shillingburg © 2003
Robert Morris Copeland 1872 Design for the Shelter Island Grove and Camp Meeting Association
Map Collection, SUNY at Stony Brook
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
The New York Times indexed on the WEB
Shelter Island Titles from the Shelter Island Heights Association
The Shelter Island Assessors’ Office
Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society