Captree State Park
West Islip, NY 11795
Just east of the intersection of Ocean Parkway and the Robert Moses Causeway in the Town of Babylon.
early 1800s -- the name Cap Tree Island used at this time. According to legend, it came about because a local bayman put a cap on a tree or a post as a means of marking the channel.
1954 -- the park opens.
(Cynthia Blair, Newsday Names of Long Island; http://www.newsday.com/features/custom/names)
7,000 feet fronting Fire Island Inlet, features a boat basin with excursion,
diving, and whale-watching and fishing boats, and picnic facilities.
Hours: Sunrise-sunset; boat basin open 5:30 a.m.-sunset (fishing pier open 24 hours; permit required).
Payment: Captree Boat Basin, 631-669-0449; restaurant, 631-587-3495/3404;
Captree Boatman's Association, 631-669-6464.
Fishing contests, Captree Carnival, Bluefish and Surf Fishing Derby Oct. 20-22.