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A ferry pulls into the dock at Orient

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) Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

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

Dam Pond Maritime Reserve

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

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

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

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

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

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

Houses and waterfront rentals overlook Orient Harbor off
Photo 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
Photo 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)

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

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

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

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

The Village House, built in 1798 originally as
Photo 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
Photo 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)

The Village House, built in 1798 originally as
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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.
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

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

The Orient Congregational Church is the oldest congregational
Photo 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)

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

The Orient Post Office is located on Village Lane.

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

Village Lane in Orient. (July 3, 2012)

Poquatuck Hall was built in 1874 to serve
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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