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Duke Site

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Introduction
Boys & Girls Summer Camp

Introduction

The Duke site, named after Anthony Drexel Duke, is a site that was excavated by the New York State Archaeological Association, L.I. Chapter in 1974.  On this site, a shell midden was found, suggesting the presence of indigenous occupation in the area.

Nearby is the well-document Ashawagh settlement site, located on the shore of Hand’s Creek, west of Three Mile Harbor.

Boys & Girls Summer Camp

Mr. Duke, whom the site is named, started a camp for disadvantaged youth living in M in 1937 at the age of 19. The camp, called the Boys & Girls Camp, offered campers year-round counseling and tutoring.

Today, the camp no longer exists. Finding it too costly to maintain, in 2011 the agency running the camp sold the land to the town of East Hampton for $7.3 million. 1

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