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A ferry pulls into the dock at Orient (Credit: Erin Geismar)

A ferry pulls into the dock at Orient Point as another prepares to board passengers for New London, Conn, at the Cross Sound Ferry dock. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Orient photos

Orient is located at the tip of the North Fork in the Town of Southold. It was originally named Poquatuck after the local native American tribe, and later Oysterponds.

A sign marking the entrance to Orient stands
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A sign marking the entrance to Orient stands at the eastern edge of the Orient-East Marion Causeway, overlooking the small cottage known locally as "the crab shack." (July 30, 2012)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in 1933, enjoy a Thursday night adult sailing race followed by a potluck dinner. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in 1933, enjoy a Thursday night adult sailing race followed by a potluck dinner. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in 1933, enjoy a Thursday night adult sailing race followed by a potluck dinner. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in 1933, enjoy a Thursday night adult sailing race followed by a potluck dinner. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Orient Yacht Club, founded in 1933, enjoy a Thursday night adult sailing race followed by a potluck dinner. (Aug. 2, 2012)

The Orient Village Cemetery, located on Main Road,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Orient Village Cemetery, located on Main Road, was created in 1790 and holds the plots of many of the founding families of Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A view of Dam Pond from the Orient-East
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A view of Dam Pond from the Orient-East Marion Causeway. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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Dam Pond Maritime Reserve

A view of Dam Pond Maritime Reserve in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A view of Dam Pond Maritime Reserve in East Marion from the Orient-East Marion Causeway. The 39.5-acre reserve features a mix of fields and small groupings of hardwood trees.

A view of Dam Pond and the Dam
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A view of Dam Pond and the Dam Pond Nature Preserve from the Orient-East Marion Causeway. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Rosy Brown, 19, is running her own business
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Rosy Brown, 19, is running her own business in Orient this summer, The Idle Hour ice cream parlor. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Miriam Foster and her husband Grayson Murphy purchased
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Miriam Foster and her husband Grayson Murphy purchased the Orient Country Store last year. They are the fourth owners since the turn of the last century. (Aug. 2, 2012)

A view across Dam Pond from the Orient-East
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A view across Dam Pond from the Orient-East Marion Causeway. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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People wait at the Cross Sound Ferry dock
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

People wait at the Cross Sound Ferry dock in Orient Point for passengers to deboard the ferry. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Cross Sound Ferry employees prepare to dock in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Cross Sound Ferry employees prepare to dock in Orient Point. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Passengers arrive in Orient Point on the Cross
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Passengers arrive in Orient Point on the Cross Sound Ferry. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Houses and waterfront rentals overlook Orient Harbor off
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Houses and waterfront rentals overlook Orient Harbor off Village Lane in Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A ferry pulls into the dock at Orient
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A ferry pulls into the dock at Orient Point as another prepares to board passengers for New London, Conn, at the Cross Sound Ferry dock. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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A house on Village Lane in Orient. (Aug.
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A house on Village Lane in Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012)

In front of the Oysterponds Historical Society Museums,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

In front of the Oysterponds Historical Society Museums, in Orient, iron fixtures that line the sidewalks were once used to tie up horses. (Aug. 1, 2012)

The Orient United Methodist Church was built in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Orient United Methodist Church was built in 1835. (July 3, 2012)

The Village House, built in 1798 originally as
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Village House, built in 1798 originally as a one-story house for Augustus Griffin, is one of six buildings filled with history as part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient on the North Fork. Augustus Griffin was an early town historian. (Sept. 19, 2010)

The Red Barn, originally a grain storage shed
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Red Barn, originally a grain storage shed built in 1890, is used today as a penny shop on special occasions and stores horse-drawn carriages. This is one of six buildings filled with history and a part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient on the North Fork. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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The Village House, built in 1798 originally as
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Village House, built in 1798 originally as a one story house for Augustus Griffin, is one of six buildings filled with history as part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient on the North Fork. Augustus Griffin was an early town historian. (Sept. 19, 2010)

The Hallock Building, built in 1891, serves as
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Hallock Building, built in 1891, serves as an archival research center.This is one of six buildings filled with history a part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient on the North Fork. (Sept. 19, 2010)

The Oysterponds Elementary School, in Orient, teaches students
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Oysterponds Elementary School, in Orient, teaches students in grades kindergarten through sixth. (July 1, 2012)

The Orient Fire Department was formed in 1895.
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Orient Fire Department was formed in 1895. (July 1, 2012)

The Orient Congregational Church is the oldest congregational
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Orient Congregational Church is the oldest congregational church in New York State. The congregation was founded in 1717, and the building, with Tiffany-style windows, was constructed in 1843. (July 1, 2012)

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The Candyman, located on Main Road in Orient,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Candyman, located on Main Road in Orient, is a family-owned chocolate shop that has been in the same location since 1980. (July 1, 2012)

The Amanda Brown Schoolhouse was a private school
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Amanda Brown Schoolhouse was a private school in 1862. This is one of six buildings filled with history a part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient on the North Fork. (Sept. 19, 2010)

A community war memorial stands at the intersection
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A community war memorial stands at the intersection of Village Lane and Main Road in Orient. (July 1, 2012)

The Orient Post Office is located on Village
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Orient Post Office is located on Village Lane.

Village Lane in Orient. (July 3, 2012)
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Village Lane in Orient. (July 3, 2012)

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Poquatuck Hall was built in 1874 to serve
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Poquatuck Hall was built in 1874 to serve as a town center for the community of Orient. (July 1, 2012)

The Orient Inn is a 1906 home in
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Orient Inn is a 1906 home in the hamlet of Orient that has been restored to its original arts and crafts decor. The five guest rooms have private baths and guests get a full breakfast included. The Inn is within walking distance of water and nature trails and near farm stands, beaches and wineries. (Oct. 18, 2010)

The Webb House, built around 1720, was originally
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Webb House, built around 1720, was originally believed to have served as an inn is one of six buildings filled with history as part of The Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, on the North Fork. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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