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Fire Island

(Encyclopedia) Fire Island, barrier beach, 32 mi (52 km) long, off the south shore of Long Island, SE N.Y., separating Great South Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Robert Moses State Park…

Outer Barrier

(Encyclopedia) Outer Barrier, series of sandy barrier islands or offshore bars, extending c.75 mi (120 km) along the south shore of Long Island, SE N.Y., from Rockaway Beach at the west…

Bay Shore

(Encyclopedia) Bay Shore, uninc. village (1990 pop. 21,279), Islip town, Suffolk co., SE N.Y., on the south shore of Long Island, at the widest point of Great South Bay; founded 1708. A…

Great South Bay

(Encyclopedia) Great South Bay, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.45 mi (72 km) long, between the southern shore of Long Island and offshore barrier islands, SE N.Y. With the rapid…

Long Island

(Encyclopedia) Long Island (1990 pop. 6,861,454), 1,723 sq mi (4,463 sq km), 118 mi (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20 mi (19–32 km) wide, SE N.Y.; fourth largest island of the United…

Fuller, Margaret

(Encyclopedia) Fuller, Margaret, 1810–50, American writer, lecturer, and public intellectual, b. Cambridgeport (now part of Cambridge), Mass. She was one of the most influential…

Margaret Fuller

Name at birth: Sarah Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller was a New England intellectual and journalist whose 1845 book Woman in the Nineteenth Century was a key influence on American women suffragists of…

New York Overview

(Encyclopedia) New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S),…

National Seashores

Name and location Total acreageAssateague Island (Md.-Va.) 39,733.43Canaveral (Fla.) 57,661.69Cape Cod (Mass.) 43,604.94Cape Hatteras (N.C.) 30,321.46Cape Lookout (N.C.) 28,243.36Cumberland…

Albatross Flies Off Course to New Jersey

by David Johnson Related Links Encyclopedia: AlbatrossDictionary: AlbatrossSpeed of AnimalsTo the delight of bird watchers and the surprise of biologists, a yellow-nosed albatross, one of…