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North Sea

North Sea
Beginnings: This rustic little hamlet on Little Peconic Bay is the birthplace of Southampton Town, which claims to be the state's first English colony. In June, 1640, the first 10 town founders, who came from Lynn, Mass., landed at or close to what was from that time known as Conscience Point. They quickly migrated south about six miles to a spot near the ocean to make the town's first settlement. But by 1650, according to town records, 321 acres of what is now North Sea were given to six families. They first called it Feversham, and later Northampton, after places in England, before it became North Sea.
Photo: Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge, North Sea (Newsday/Bill Davis)
Beginnings: This rustic little hamlet on Little Peconic Bay is the birthplace of Southampton Town, which claims to be the state's first English colony. In June, 1640, the first 10 town founders, who came from Lynn, Mass., landed at or close to what was from that time known as Conscience Point. They quickly migrated south about six miles to a spot near the ocean to make the town's first settlement. But by 1650, according to town records, 321 acres of what is now North Sea were given to six families. They first called it Feversham, and later Northampton, after places in England, before it became North Sea.
Photo: Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge, North Sea (Newsday/Bill Davis)
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    Commissioned 100 years ago today, the Newport News-built USS Texas became a legendary battlewagon
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