Robert David Lion Gardiner & His Private Island

  • Southampton, Long Island
  • Oct 03, 2019
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Robert David Lion Gardiner called himself “the 16th Lord of the Manor,” referring to his command over Gardiner’s Island, the 3,318-acre island in the bay off East Hampton owned by his family since 1639. Mr. Gardiner died in 2004 at the age of 93, but during a good part of his long life journalist Karl Grossman was a close observer of the quasi-feudal overlord who was completely devoted to his magnificent island with its 27 miles of coastline, forests, streams and buildings dating from the 17th century. Karl was among a privileged few to have toured the island on one of the rare occasions when Gardiner took a group onto the otherwise strictly private island. He also followed Gardiner’s three-decade feud with his niece over ownership of the island. The island and its champion have a colorful history—Captain Kidd is thought to have buried his treasure on the island—which will be colorfully told by one who knows a great deal about both. Co-Sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.

  • 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • 17 Meeting House Lane
    Southampton, NY 11968
  • 631 283 2494
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  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
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