American: c. late 1930s-early 1940s
Black and white photograph
11 x 14 inches
Photograph of a car-carrying ferry providing service to Orient Point, Long Island. The ferry bears the name “Orient” on its hull. Regularly scheduled ferry service between Orient and New London, Connecticut, began in the 1930s and continues today. Orient’s first colonists arrived in 1661, and the area figured in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. By 1870, it had become a resort. Today a major destination is Orient Beach State Park, established in 1929.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear.Reference: “Orient, East Marion.” LI History.com. http://www.newsday.com/extras/lihistory/spectown/hist006s.htm (27 July 2004).