Friday, March 11, 2011

Adderly Plantation Ruins

Another fascinating shore excursion on Long Island.  The Adderly Plantation was started in the late 1700's by loyalists from the Carolinas.  It had a few years of prosperity until the slavery was abolished  in 1834.  Following this there were years of turmoil, tragedy and change until the plantation was severely damaged by the hurricane of 1926 and abandoned.  Amazing the amount of energy that went into the building of this plantation, cotton and livestock, sheep, goats, horses were all raised here.

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