New York Roads - NY 114
Old signs NB on the way to Sag Harbor, ending at Cross St. in that town. Is it just me, or is the explanation on the historical sign no more intelligible than the name of the landmark?
Every town in eastern Long Island seems to have an old windmill. Here's Sag Harbor's, and here I go leaving town.
Just before hitting the Shelter Island ferry, traffic navigates a new roundabout to switch directions. The signs clearly predate this arrangement by a few decades.
This unfortunate occurrence replaced the shield in the prior photo, courtesy Mike Byrnes.
Leaving the roundabout in the SB direction, another sign from the 1970's.
Speaking of the 1970's, Michael Summa took this NB photo in 1975. I can see in the background that Shelter Island is to the right, so I'm fairly certain this is at the same intersection that's now a roundabout, and the signs I did get modern photos of just may have been at the intersection even at that time. Regarding the gigantic diamond, circa the 1950's yellow warning signs were mounted on red wooden diamonds. The last diamond in the state may or may not still be on an old alignment of US 209.
Looking north from the beginning to the end of the South Ferry, NB. It runs two ships simultaneously in opposite directions every 15 minutes or so, and gets just enough traffic to make that schedule worthwhile.
Looking east and west from the ferry.
The southern pier.
NY 114 SB passing by.
Looking east, west, and south again as I prepare to disembark on Shelter Island.
NB up to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.
There are so many beautiful old signs on the island, why does one ugly new one have to come in and ruin it? This continues the NB run up to Shelter Island Heights; click on the last photo for a closeup. The Quaker monument referenced in the second photo was nowhere to be seen.
Thus concludes the NB photo run. Notice that the ferry line is about 8 feet wide (if that) and runs right through driveways. It's basically treated like a short-term parking lane, so you pull over, don't block anything, and sit until the next ferry loads, then cruise forward to your new position. It must get this bad during sunny summer Sunday afternoons (lyric shoutout to Presidents of the USA).
Starting with the photo atop the page, southbound from the North Ferry to the only signed county route you see from NY 114. Plenty more are on the island, but they're signed like island roads. This is the only patched shield I've seen where the number was applied after the patch - usually it's already on the patch first.
The NB end of CR 115.
Completing the SB run past one former and one current historic house.
Into Suffolk County
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