A Suffolk Times reader sent in this photo of a mysterious oven-like structure located just east of Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic.
When notified by a reporter, employees of the Southold Historical Society took a ride down to the beach to check out the two matching brick structures.
Although they couldn’t confirm what the brick items are, they did dig up some clues.
- The structures are not from the former Goldsmith mill because they are on the wrong side of the water.
- The Sanford bricks used to create the structures were not made in our area until around 1900, so the structures are after that time.
- Maps from that time and do not indicate that there was a building there.However, the western most brick structure looks like a part of a well and the other structure pictured above of looks like an oven or furnace.
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