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Fishers Island

Fishers Island
Beginnings: While sailing to the island that was later named for him, Dutch explorer Adrian Block discovered Fishers Island in 1614. The future governor of Connecticut, John Winthrop Jr., purchased the tiny island two miles off the Connecticut shore from the Indians in 1644. When Winthrop became governor of Connecticut in 1657, he ensured that Fishers Island was included in the state's royal charter. But the ownership of the island was soon confused by another royal charter in 1664, granting the Duke of York Fishers Island in addition to Long Island. It was the beginning of a 200-year battle for ownership.
Photo: The fish market in 1962 on Fishers Island, just two miles from Connecticu...
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Beginnings: While sailing to the island that was later named for him, Dutch explorer Adrian Block discovered Fishers Island in 1614. The future governor of Connecticut, John Winthrop Jr., purchased the tiny island two miles off the Connecticut shore from the Indians in 1644. When Winthrop became governor of Connecticut in 1657, he ensured that Fishers Island was included in the state's royal charter. But the ownership of the island was soon confused by another royal charter in 1664, granting the Duke of York Fishers Island in addition to Long Island. It was the beginning of a 200-year battle for ownership.
Photo: The fish market in 1962 on Fishers Island, just two miles from Connecticut, 10 from New York. (Newsday Photo)
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