DAY #8 - MONDAY, JULY 20TH, 2009
We got up with the sun and headed east on Long Island Sound.
We got lucky and rode the current as we approached the Race at the east end of the Sound and arrived at Fishers Island where we anchored for the night.
Fishers Island: In 1664, the Duke of York gave the island to New York under a land grant, but the Winthrops were allowed to remain on the island with their small farms. Later in 1863, Robert Fox purchased the island for $55,000 and restored farming here. During the Prohibition-era 1920s, rum running was prevalent. Also in the 1920s, a summer colony was planned and the farmland was turned into estates with large homes, many of which can be seen from the waterside.