National Geographic : 1957 Sep
© National Geographic Society + Sailboat Replaces the Family Car Between The Thimbles and Mainland This rocky islet near Pine Orchard, Connecticut, is only slightly larger than its cottage. Some Thimble islanders use kerosene lamps and catch water in rain barrels. A motorboat delivers groceries. During squalls the sea beats like rain against the houses. Robert F. Sisson, Staff Photographer +4 Spray Flying, a Speedboat Planes Past the Beach at Stony Brook With bow out of water, the Century can race at 45 miles an hour. Half flying, it creates a minimum of wash, the bane of near-by sailing craft. Burgee on the nose proclaims membership in the Stony Brook, Long Island, Yacht Club.