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Mystery Picture: June 11, 2010

Rosemary Mavros Knows Oyster Bay

Rosemary Mavros identified the June 3 picture in the Enterprise Pilot as being taken at the end of South Street, past Fiddleheads; on the left hand side going down, it’s the old house. There are boats there, it is right next to Bay Marine, going down toward Commander, on the left hand side.”

Arthur Leuteman, said he was quite sure he could identify the picture in the May 3 issue of the Pilot. He said, “It’s on the west side of South Street, north of Hamilton Avenue. It’s the boatyard on the west side of South Street, and the roof of Fiddleheads restaurant can be seen in the background.

“I’ve been around since 1937 so things are familiar to me. My father opened the first Bohack’s store on South Street. That was when Coombs & Oliver were there too,” Mr. Leuteman said tantalizingly. We wanted to know more.

Billy Minicozzi guessed the mystery picture was near Jakobson’s Shipyard. On a sports note he said he is hoping the NY Mets will be in first place by August.

An email put it all succinctly, “Its the old boat yard down by Hamilton over on south street!” wrote Christopher Benny.

Sometimes we get an email that is too late for the newspaper, such as this one. It still qualifies for the column. “It’s the new Sen. Marino baseball field on Berry Hill Road,” said Christopher Benny on the May 29 photo. The correct identification would have made it on a normal week, but because of the holiday most of the paper was done on Friday, May 28 with nothing but the accident that happened on Tuesday added – a first for the Enterprise Pilot. We actually called out, “hold the presses.” Actually we eased our way in at the last possible moment.

We also received an email from Eric Gloeckner who said, “The mystery picture from May 20 is of the end of the railroad line in Oyster Bay village, taken from South Street, looking into the rail yard.” “YES,” and we were grateful for that photo to be finally identified. Thank you Eric!

Mr. Gloeckner added, “Many thanks to the Enterprise Pilot for the great coverage of the polar bear jump!! it was my second jump, see you next winter,” said Eric Gloeckner!

Well, we are all up-to-date on our mystery pictures. It is wonderful to have them all solved. We try to find pictures that have a tiny, tiny hint of where the location actually is. We are sure you already know that. Sometimes we are amazed at which pictures are instantly identified and which take time for that special identifying call. In the meantime, keep on guessing and keep on calling, and we will keep on snapping pictures – wherever we are in Oyster Bay.