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Happy (early) Earth Day!

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Posted April 19, 2021.

These samples of Shelter Island “sea mosses” are part of
Harriet Elizabeth Phelps’ collection from 1889.
The first page of the book includes a poem that Phelps wrote:

Call us not weeds, we are flowers of the sea.

Beautiful, fair, and bright-tinted are we.

Quite independent of sunshine and showers,

Call us not weeds, we are Ocean’s gay flowers.

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PO BOX 847
Shelter Island, NY 11964

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www.shelterislandhistorical.org

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