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06-28-2011 10:11 PM
tweitz Plum Gut is the passage between Orient Point and Plum Island. Another place to look might be Fort Pond Bay, a little West of Montauk.
06-28-2011 08:39 AM
WanderingStar Plum Gut is between Orient Point and Plum Island. It's a rough spot with the tide running through.
06-27-2011 01:14 PM
Harborbobber Hmmmm, I wonder where "Plum Gut" is? Huston may have hung around that area to paint for summer or fall and maybe my painting are near that area.... thanks you guys...all great leads!
06-24-2011 03:18 PM
tempest I did see one painting online that sold recently. I believe it was a view of
" Plum Gut" .

Iron Spinnaker is right, These paintings may be worth several thousand dollars apiece.
06-24-2011 02:56 PM
IronSpinnaker Surf, Tides, and Ice over the last 100+ years surely would have made finding these exact locations impossible. The boulders as painted will be unrecognizable by now.

I tried a google search to see if I could find out the areas he favored to piant and didn't really come up with much.... other then that those really should be brought back inside and get some insurance on them
06-24-2011 12:01 PM
William Huston Seascape Paintings

Thanks for the reply WanderingStar! I went on Google Earth yesterday and did some closeup analysis of the shoreline in the vicinity of Rocky Point, Cranes Neck and Eaton Neck, etc. To my surprise, there are many huge rocks on the shoreline and some just in the water at high tides. Some are even on Google as hazards to navigation. But, it will take "boots on the ground" to really assess. I liked your Montauk Point idea until I realized there are no high cliffs like the one represented in that one painting. Thamks....the search goes on. First one to ID the location gets a case of beer or a nice bottle of wine on me...your choice....something else for those under the drinking age.
06-24-2011 09:37 AM
WanderingStar Just my two cents: No standing rocks near Mt Sinai or Rocky Point, though they certainly could have been removed or fallen over. Mt Sinai Harbor has been improved many times, the inlet moved and dredged. My guess for the first is Montauk Point, there are many rocks and some hills and bluffs out there. There is another "Rocky Point" out east, near Horton Point I think. I believe there are standing rocks near there.
06-23-2011 01:59 PM
tempest could those bluffs be Eaton's neck..looking west? Looking from Oldfield beach?

Also East of Port Jeff there's Rocky looks like The beach there has plenty of Rocks....
06-23-2011 01:55 PM
Belle Terre Suggestion

Thanks to both of you for replying. That area is one of the first I will check although I can only approach by boat...I think. That is a good point, the high cliffs indicate the North Shore....absolutely! Now I have a direction, both are looking north.
06-23-2011 01:30 PM
CalebD One place that I know of that has lots of coastal rocks is Lloyd Neck, Caumsett State Park. Other spots along the north shore will have rocks as well, all the way out to the Peconics and Montauk.
The high headland and bluff indicate that this is not a south shore beach, most of which are quite flat in terrain. Not that this will help much but I'd guess this scene was somewhere between Port Jeff and Mattituck. Port Jeff has a pretty tall head land. A lot can change over 130 years though.
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