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PO Box 1

Southold, NY 11971








Prince Building:

54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Museum Complex:

55200 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse:
3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold NY 11971

Prince Building Hours:

Society Office: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm
Gift Shop: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm

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Augustus Griffin was born before the American Revolution and died after the Civil War. For most of his long life he was a schoolteacher, shopkeeper, and innkeeper in Oysterponds (today's Orient and East Marion), a small agricultural and maritime community on the eastern end of Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was also a devoted diarist. The present volume offers an intimate record of daily life during a particularly challenging and transformative period of American history and is a must for anyone interested in the history of Long Island.


$40 includes shipping


467 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Introduction by Fredrica Wachsberger ; foreword by Natalie A. Naylor.

The Diaries of Augustus Griffin 1792-1852 (Paperback)