When Dreams Collide:

Sketches of Local History Shinnecock Canal Canoe Place

THEN    1891

NOW     2022

(l to r, top) Homepage; William Merritt Chase Shinnecock Hills from Canoe Place, Long Island Oil 1891  27.25 inch w x 17.5 inch;  Shinnecock Canal photo courtesy Southampton Historical Museum

Photographs documenting the construction of “Hampton Boathouses” on four acres along the Shinnecock Canal’s southeastern shores, accompanied by news articles. Southampton Town has not adopted a law to prevent development and construction on this ancestral land along the Canal: named in honor of Shinnecock Nation.

Shinnecock Hills critical environmental areas named in the (2021) Cultural Resources Protection Overlay District. The first regulation in the years since the protection of lands from development, thought ancestral burial grounds, across the road from Sandrow’s open air studio (2007).


listed in order of most recent ..... chronology in descending order (scroll down)

Southampton Press A Hospitality Renaissance March 22, 2022

March 5 2021 Watch two videos documenting “Hampton Boathouses”  (l) created by Shinnecock Elder Becky Genia;

(above) promotional video by developer Rechler Equity

Dec 6 2020 Shinnecock Indian Nation Elder Becky Genia leads protest

Nov 1 2020; “Coming Soon!” leasing sign

March 25 2020

March 15 2020; (l) water continues to flow into canal first reported by Sandrow to Town Police (Dec 29 2019; (r) construction view from overpass

February 23 2020

February 22 2020 

l, December 29 2019; January 28 2020

December 6 2019

l, October 26 2019; r, November 10 2019

l, October 19 2019; r, November 4 2019

l, July 22 2019; r, August 9 2019

December 17, 2017 site update from North road

Native Business: Shinnecock Nation Defends its Right to Advertise on Billboards Despite Opposition in Affluent Southampton (July 15, 2019)

NYTimes: Why a Hamptons Highway Is a Battleground Over Native American Rights  (May 27, 2019)

Indianz.com: Shinnecock Nation debuts first electronic billboard amid opposition (May 24, 2019)

Southampton Press: UPDATE: Shinnecock Tribe Continues Billboard Work As Lawsuit With State Looms (May 18 2019)

Southampton Press: UPDATE: Tribal Council Chairman Will Not Attend Civic Association Meeting Monday Night Due To Community Protest (May 15 2019)

Southampton Press: Shinnecock Billboard Work Continues As State Still Reviewing Whether It Has The Right To Stop Them (May 14 2019)

Southampton Press: Let’s Find Another Way (May 14 2019)

Southampton Press: Shinnecock Nation Leaders Say Signs On Sunrise Are Essential To Tribe’s Economic Well-Being (May 11 2019)

Southampton Press: UPDATE: Hampton Bays Beautification Association Protest Of Planned Shinnecock Nation Billboards Rescheduled (May 10 2019)

Southampton Press: Shouting To Be Heard (May 7 2019)

Southampton Press: State Remains Silent On Determination Over Shinnecock Nation Billboard Work On Sunrise (May 4 2019)

Southampton Press: Shinnecock Tribe Pushes Forward With Plan To Construct Two 61-Foot ‘Monuments’ In Hampton Bays, Despite Town Orders To Stop The Work (April 30 2019)

Southampton Press: UPDATE: Town Officials Respond To Shinnecock Plan For Billboards On Sunrise Highway In Hampton Bays (April 6 2019)

Southampton Press: Census Says Shinnecock Nation Numbers Are Declining; Tribal Officials Disagree (January 28 2019)

Unlawful Clearing At CPI Townhouse Site Raises Concern Among Town Officials (January 31 2019)

July 24 2020