Travel — New York
Long Island, NY
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About Long Island*
It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567
km²) and a population of 7.536 million, making it the largest
island in the 48 contiguous U.S. states and the most populated
in any U.S. state or territory. It is the 17th most populous
island in the world, ahead of Ireland, Jamaica and the Japanese
island of Hokkaidō. Its population density is 5470 people
per square mile (2110 per km²). True to its name, the island
is much longer than it is wide, jutting out some 118 miles (190
km) from New York Harbor, with only from 12 to 20 miles (32 km)
between the southern Atlantic coast and Long Island Sound. The
Native American name for Long Island is Paumanok, meaning "The
Island that Pays Tribute" — more warlike tribes in the
surrounding areas forced the relatively peaceful Long Islanders
to give tributes
and payment to avoid attacks.
Beaches on Long Island
Click for more info on Jones Beach
information on the Hamptons
Hampton Gifts - T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Tote Bags and more
Tide Runners Restaurant, Bar & Marina
A favorite Summer Vacation Spot
Island. No Cars Allowed.
More Info on Fire Island
Long Island Ferries
Have FUN and take a ferry over the Long Island Sound when
traveling between Long Island, Block Island, Connecticut or Rhode
Bridgeport, CT & Port Jefferson, LI
Jefferson Steamboat Company
Orient Point, LI & New London, CT
Cross Sound Ferry Services,
Montauk, LI & New London, CT - Mystic, CT - Block Island
& Newport, RI
Viking Fleet Ferry