Today Captree State Park is home to the largest public fishing fleet on Long Island. Other popular attractions include the picnic area, with a view of Fire Island and the Fire Island Lighthouse. On this early map, what is now Ocean Parkway is labeled “To Jones Beach & New York” and there is a dashed line leading south from the traffic circle labeled “Proposed Fire Island Bridge.” This has since been constructed and named the Robert Moses Causeway and the circle has been replaced by a cloverleaf.
C. Koetzner was a map illustrator who also drew the maps on a 1959 poster promoting tourism in New York.
Titled and inscribed: Captree State Park, 300 Acres, Long Island State Park Commission, Babylon L.I., New York. 1959. Prepared by Sidney M. Shapiro, Chief Engineer. C. Koetzner 2/6/53.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soiling. Paper laid down to illustration board, as issued. Minor lifting of paper and short tears in outer margins, unobtrusive. Frame good with the usual overall wear and shrinkage.
“Captree State Park.” NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. 2012. http://nysparks.com/parks/65/details.aspx (19 July 2012).
“Lot nr. 643, Auction 38.” Van Sabben Poster Auctions. http://www.vansabbenauctions.nl/poster_auction/page.php?searchTerm=koetzner&ID=1441#!prettyPhoto[gallery1]/0/ (19 July 2012).