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Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai
Beginnings: On June 10, 1664, agents of the new plantation at Setauket, bought all the Indian land east of Port Jefferson Harbor as far as Wading River. That included what was to become Mount Sinai. Much of this purchase was known by the peculiar name "Old Man's.'' Historians trace the name to a Capt. John Scott, a known scoundrel who in the mid-18th Century apparently had duped an elderly retired English Army officer, Maj. Daniel Gotherson, into giving him a large amount of money to buy land near Long Island Sound. The buy was not officially recognized, Scott fled and people would allude to the property Gotherson thought he owned as "the old man's.''
Photo: A bit of Mt. Sinai Harbor (P...
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Beginnings: On June 10, 1664, agents of the new plantation at Setauket, bought all the Indian land east of Port Jefferson Harbor as far as Wading River. That included what was to become Mount Sinai. Much of this purchase was known by the peculiar name "Old Man's.'' Historians trace the name to a Capt. John Scott, a known scoundrel who in the mid-18th Century apparently had duped an elderly retired English Army officer, Maj. Daniel Gotherson, into giving him a large amount of money to buy land near Long Island Sound. The buy was not officially recognized, Scott fled and people would allude to the property Gotherson thought he owned as "the old man's.''
Photo: A bit of Mt. Sinai Harbor (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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    Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment
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