PLUM ISLAND TO STRATFORD SHOAL, LONG ISLAND SOUND.

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Plum Island to Stratford Shoal, Long Island Sound.

Engraving, 1848, 1905-07.
Image size 27 3/4 x 41 1/4" (70.5 x 105 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for some overall time-toning and a few fox marks. Overall good condition for a working sea chart of the period. Hand colored on channel markers (Buoys).
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93450
Price: $495.00
Publisher : Issued by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, under Superintendent O.H. Tittmann.
A detailed antique nautical chart of Long Island Sound. Covers an area from Three Mile Harbor and Plum Island on Long Island, and Niantic Bay in Connecticut westward to Oldfield Point and Stratford. Includes the entire Peconic Bay and all of Shelter Island. The chart marks reefs, harbors, lighthouses, beaches and coves, and gives tidal information and soundings throughout the bay. Includes original hand coloring on buoys drawn in the water. Also noted as a landmark is Nicola Tesla's Tower in present day Shoreham.

This chart was first published in 1848, this example shows updates until 1907. It is the central section in a group of three charts that could connect together to show the entire length of the Sound. These charts would have been used to help sea captains navigate through the Sound.
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