Photo: Sunrise Hotel, Southold 1949. 
Although the door has been moved and there have been some changes to the façade, this building is fairly recognizable. It is the current North Fork Table and Inn. After its time as the Sunrise Hotel, this second empire building became the Southold Inn. The owner Dom Zito sold it in 1975 to Robert and Christine Hascoat who turned it into La Gazelle. It then became Coeur Des Vignes owned by George, Donna Marie and Arie Pavlou. In most recent years, the building has been owned by and operated as the popular North Fork Table and Inn.
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Chris Wruck!
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From the earliest days of settlement on eastern Long Island, menhaden, known locally as “bunker,” has played an important part in the lives of its residents. Whether cooked and eaten or spread over and plowed into fields as fertilizer, the fish has been ever present in the daily lives of residents – until recently. The menhaden industry once had factories that lined the shores of the North Fork, but none remain today. From the early 19th century and until the tail end of the 1960s, the fish were hunted, caught, and processed for their valuable oil. Many local residents made all or part of their living from the processing of menhaden. Munnawhatteaug: The Last Days of the Menhaden Industry on Eastern Long Island offers an important historical overview of the industry and its local impact, and reveals its inner workings. It features nearly two hundred images taken in 1963 by local photographer Peter Stevens that document nearly every aspect of a typical menhaden fishing expedition of the period. The images provide a permanent record of a now vanished way of life in a way that plain text cannot. Munnawhatteaug: The Last Days of the Menhaden Industry on Eastern Long Island is a must for those interested in learning more about this important aspect of local and regional history. 


For the safety of our staff, volunteers and the community during the COVID-19 crisis, Southold Historical Society locations including the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse and the Museum Complex remain CLOSED to visitors at this time. Should you need to visit the Society office, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. 631-765-5500.
From all of us at Southold Historical Society, thank you for your continued support.
For any questions, please email info@southoldhistorical.org.


Thank you to our 2020 business sponsors!


Pumpkin Patch: October 29-31, 2020 @ the Museum Complex
Harvest Dinner @ O’Mally’s Restaurant: November 12, 2020
Take Out Available
10 Squared Online Art Sale and Exhibit Entitled: North Fork in Winter on sale November 15 – December 15, 2020
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AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass