How Well Do You Know the Area? Do you know where this week's picture was taken? If you do, call the Enterprise-Pilot at 747-8282 and let us know. If you have a picture that you think might be interesting for others to guess, drop it off in our box at Pleasant Valley Gallery & Gifts, 101 South Street, Oyster Bay.
This week's mystery picture was identified by Barbara Harley. She said tentatively, "I'll take a stab at it. I think it might be the Teddy Roosevelt house in Oyster Bay." She's right, although it is in Oyster Bay Cove. The photo was taken by Robert Fitzpatrick of East Norwich.
Jack Hutchinson called to say, "It's the front of Sagamore Hill." (Actually it's the porch facing the harbor. The front is to the right, where the porte cochere is leading to the front door.)
Billy Minicozzi said, "The mystery picture is Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt." On a sports note he mentioned that famous quarterback of the Baltimore Colts, Johnnie Unitis died last week.
Paula deFilippe called to say the mystery picture is Sagamore Hill. She said her daughter Sarah is doing very well at Vassar College as a freshman!
Leven Ashby emailed his answer. "It's been a dry spell but at last something I can recognize again. Sagamore Hill, home of the 26th President of the United States - Theodore Roosevelt."
Interestingly, the view is new, since they cut down all the trees that blocked the picture as you went up the driveway into the historic state park.
Caroline S. duBois called and identified the mystery picture in the Sept. 5, issue as being taken at the Friends of the Bay Annual meeting at the Sagamore Yacht Club, a point we hadn't firmed up. She recognized Dr. Matt Draud of C.W. Post holding a one-year old diamond back terrapin. "In the background is Polly Weigand, who does FOB's water quality monitoring. Caroline said, "Matt Draud has been tagging the turtles in Oyster Bay Harbor with radio chips put under their skin and six inch antennas. He has discovered more than 200 diamondback terrapins living in the area. They are a threatened species. They are an estuary turtle, which means fresh water and salt water mixed is their favorite habitat. They are almost extinct because at the turn of the century, people were eating them in turtle soup! I know this picture for sure," she said correctly.
And... We also received a true mystery call. The person identified the picture but not herself. She said the Sept. 5 mystery picture, was taken at Sagamore Yacht Club. "It's a Friends of the Bay event, and the man is a professor at Post."
There are a great many ways to be right on target. Thank you to all the callers. You can reach us at 403-5104 and just leave a message if we aren't there.