Fire Island is more than a barrier beach. Over the years, this ever-changing stretch of sand between Long Island and the Atlantic Ocean has been a haven, a hunting ground, a retreat, and a source of endless fascination.
Fire Island is also the theme of our 100th episode of the Long Island History Project.
Warren McDowell, former editor of the Fire Island Tide, discusses his new book The Fire Island Saga: How Fire Island Got Its Name. Using centuries of maps and a myriad of sources, McDowell debunks many myths while presenting his own case of how today’s Fire Island came to be.
You can listen to the podcast here.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
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