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The sphinx was built by Capt. Will Graham,
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The sphinx was built by Capt. Will Graham, owner and operator of the Anchorage Inn in Blue Point. After the inn burned down in the 1920s, the property was eventually sold to Tony and Helen Ferri, who lived on and operated a gas station on the site. They continued caring for sphinx until they sold the property in 1973. The Ferri's were the in-laws of Lou Fontana (now deceased). He and his twin, John, restored the sphinx and put it back on public display in 1983 in front of their business, Fontana Concrete in Bayport. (Aug. 4, 2011)(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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Cemetery headstones shaped liked the upper torso. A cemetery in the parking lot of Home Depot. A massive, white stone sphinx. Faux construction workers dangling from the side of a house. Photographer Thomas A. Ferrara journeyed across Long Island and captured some of the area's "unexpected" scenery. Ferrara shot the photos on an iPhone and then used the Hipstamatic app on them. The app enhances the color and tone of the photograph and can also allow for special effects, such as the appearance of a Polaroid photo or other vintage look.

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