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Appalachian Mountain Club and Atlantique

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 By Kirsten Corssen It’s human nature to want to explore this beautiful planet.Whether it’s the open ocean or the silent woods, these landscapes mesmerize us and leave us wanting more. The Appalachian Mountain Club is a group started for those craving the outdoor experience among some of the best places in the nation left to explore. The Appalachian Mountain Club …

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Atlantique

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The Atlantique Beach House with Sue and Pat By Kirsten Corssen Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean, and hearing the seagulls and the sand ruffling as people head to the shoreline. This is precisely what Sue and Pat experience every morning at their oceanside home in the community of Atlantique. They are not on a boat as …

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Atlantique

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Did you make a reservation? By Kirsten Corssen You can’t go out to dinner at 7 p.m. on a lovely Saturday night and expect to get seated right away if you don’t have a reservation. Just like you can’t pull up to Atlantique on the Fourth of July and expect a slip to be open, or can you? Well, two …

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Atlantique

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Stop by the Dock Shops! By Kirsten Corssen Nothing better than walking down the dock on a hot day to find an adorable group of children selling some cold lemonade. As you pull out a dollar and sip that delicious lemonade, you can’t help but appreciate the things that make Fire Island unique, and these children setting up shop on …

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Atlantique

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It Can Wait – Boat Sober or Get Pulled Over By Kirsten Corssen Here at Atlantique, our summer homes are a little different from what most people would think. This is because they float, have engines and we can practically make our summer home wherever there is deep enough water or a dock to tie up to. As boaters, we …

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Atlantique

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Three Must-Do Things for Your Atlantique Summer Bucket List By Kirsten Corssen Here on Fire Island, there is always something to do, between bike riding, barbecues, summer camps, sailing lessons, and other events … it is hard to get bored. If you are looking to expand your horizon a little this summer and meet some new people, it is highly …

Atlantique

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Fire Island or Florida? By Kirsten Corssen The winter snow has finally melted, the trees are finally blooming, and the ocean is slowly getting warmer. With a late start to spring this year, we are all racing to get ready for Memorial Day Weekend. As we all gas up the boats and stock up on sunscreen, we haven’t forgotten our …

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Atlantique

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Fire Island Friend By Kirsten Corssen These three short months are our lifeline, and the fact that they are coming to an end is truly heartbreaking. Soon we will be back at the office, or the classroom, and before we know it we will be wearing sweaters. Very depressing, I know. When you’re cold, just think of all the warm …

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Atlantique

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Dune Replenishment 2017 vs. 1959 By Kirsten Corssen As we were home hibernating this past winter, the Army Corp of Engineers was busy replenishing 12.5 miles of dunes at a cost of $12.5 million. Huge pipes stretched from a barge located offshore to the beach. We returned this summer to find freshly built dunes complete with evenly planted dune grass. Similar …

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Atlantique

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The Foundation of Atlantique, the Legend of the Brewsters By Kirsten Corssen Fire Island is often considered the place of our summer homes, it is our oasis where we come and go when the weather is nice. There are only a select handful of year round residents that call Fire Island home. Douglas Brewster Jr. happens to be one of …