Thursday, May 19, 2011

"South Shore," 7-15-1939 (on to Ditch Plains and the Rheinstein/McCaffrey's windmill or Lethrop Brown windmill, painted from the lighthouse ledge?)

July 25, 2011


  1. Watercolor/Ink
    15 x 18“

    It looks like it's on to Ditch Plains and McCaffrey’s Windmill.

    We went to the Lighthouse, all the way to the top where the ledge and the light is, thinking it might have been done from the ledge. But the shorelines didn't match. See the photo. Then we went to Camp Hero as a surfer suggested it was made from there.

  2. This was done from the lighthouse.

  3. Jim Martell (store and gas station on main street) carries a number of great history books on Montauk. For the watercolor "South Shore," 7-15-1939 Jim pointed to these photos in one of the books, saying: "Windmill Lethrop Brown (1883-1959): The Montauk Mill (located just west of the lighthouse) is shown here sometime between 1922, when former congressman Lethrop Brown had it moved from Wainscott, and 1942, when he donated it to the Georgica Association, which had it moved back to Wainscott."
    Jim says painting shows the Lethrop windmill and not the Reinstein/McCaffrey's.