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Mystery Picture: July 10, 2012

Ryan Jarvis Knows Oyster Bay-East Norwich

Ryan Jarvis of East Norwich correctly identified the mystery picture in the July 5 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s taken on Route 106, just south of 25A down from the Methodist Church. That’s a 1926 Studebacker fire truck from the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department.” His great grandfather is in a picture with the truck at the East Norwich firehouse. Ryan’s dad, Jake Jarvis said that Ryan just became a member of the East Norwich Juniors. “My son John has been with them for two years. John and Ryan are the fourth generation of firefighters out of East Norwich. I was chief in 1994 when I started the juniors.”

Eileen Aliani, too, recognized the photo taken by Gregory Druhak. Ms. Aliani had two answers to give: “Last week’s mystery picture was of the Western Waterfront and this week’s July 5 is a picture of the parade for the 100th Anniversary of the East Norwich Fire Company, and was taken from south of Route 106.”

Jessica Craft made a good guess on the July 5 photograph saying, “The picture is of the July 2 East Norwich Memorial Day Parade,” which was very close. The event actually took place on Saturday, June 30 and was, as you know by now, the East Norwich fire company parade – which is in a way, a memorial parade to remember all the firefighting families who have kept East Norwich the safe, warm community it is.

Belle Santora called and said, “The mystery-mystery picture in the June 28 issue is not a mystery. It’s Beekman Beach with a view of the children and their kayaks practicing for their races. Looking north is the dock for the Christeen and Centre Island is on the other side of the harbor.”

Pat Devlin said, “The picture in the June 28 issue is Beekman’s Beach, part of the Western Waterfront, and the young peole are doing stand up boarding. They first kneel and when they get away from the shore they stand up and use paddles. There are also kayaks there for the kayak competition. It’s very interesting down there and beautiful as well.”

Billy Minicozzi, back from Hawaii guessed the June 28 photo was of West Harbor Beach.

Barbara McQuade called and said, “I graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1956 and Beekman Beach was our hangout when summertime came. The picture was in the June 28 issue of the Enterprise Pilot and I’m so excited to see the beach, even though I now live on the west coast of Florida. I get this paper because I miss so many people I know.

“I see that Reggie Butt got the answer (in the Mystery Picture) the week before. He was a classmate of mine; and Abe Bernstein was another. I read about him sometimes.  It’s fun to see the paper and get some tugs on the heartstrings. Wow, it brings back the good stuff. I just wanted to say hello,” ended Ms. McQuade.

“The mystery picture is Beekman Beach, on the left side of the beach as you come into TR park.” said Barbara Stair.  

Jessica Craft emailed to identify the photograph as Beekman Beach.

Emma Guevara identified the mystery picture in the June 28 Enterprise Pilot, too. She said, “The picture is of Beekman Beach.”

Leven Ashby emailed his answer, “It’s Beekman’s Beach looking across to the pier where the Jacobson’s Shipyard used to be.  I spent a lot of time on that beach at a young age, when a young woman named Agnes Dulumbo (last name may be misspelled) would gather some of us kids on Lake Avenue and take us there.”

The answers for the mystery picture column this week were a good run. Our deadlines for the Fourth of July delayed some of the answers. We also have to apologize for leaving out some callers’ answers. Please spell your name when you call to make sure we have you correctly identified. The names are usually spoken first, and people tend to say their own names quickly and often not clearly enough for the person who has to guess at the spelling. This is not a complaint, it is an apology – we tried — but we didn’t want make a “mess of a guess.”    

– DFK