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This quick read, originally published in 1978,

is full of wonderful stories and facts about Shelter Island.

Chapters include: “Shelter Island and Barbados,” “An Early Visitor to Shelter Island,”

“Black Inhabitants of Shelter Island,” “Griffin’s Unpublished Journals,”

“Abraham G.D. Tuthill of Oyster Ponds,” and of course, “A Woman Named Matilda.”

Curious about who Matilda was? Purchase a book today!


In-Store shopping is by appointment only.

Please call Havens Store at 631-749-0025 ext. 5.

Shelter Island Historical Society

PO BOX 847
Shelter Island, NY 11964


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