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Lords of Menantic

Journey back through time to get to know the Lord family of Shipyard Creek. A fundraiser/musical will be performed Thursday July 20  through Sunday July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Shelter Island Historical Society to raise money to support the society’s programing.  During the 19th century, the Lords, one of Shelter Island’s family of aristocrats, were described as “Lords by name and Lords by nature.” This household of three sea captains and two maiden sisters owned an estate on the Menantic peninsula, building and sailing boats hewn from local white oak. In 1804, one of their sailing vessels, the Paragon, ran through the Continental blockade and delivered grain to England. The captain became a hero, or did he?