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Established in the 1600s when a group of New Haven colonists crossed Long Island Sound and settled on a deep, protected harbor, Greenport quickly developed as a major whaling port, oystering location, and shipbuilding site. Today, tourism has taken over from whaling and shipbuilding and Greenport is a popular spot for a weekend visit. Surrounded by Long Island wine country, Greenport is a delight to walk through, full of charming shops, boutiques, art galleries, and wine tasting bars. Mitchell Park with its famous carousel is a particularly popular destination for families. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the East End Seaport Museum, which is rich in artifacts and historical information about the village’s maritime past. The Floyd Memorial Library and the Railroad Museum of Long Island have more information about Greenport’s past, but the best way to spend the day is to stroll through the village pedestrian area with its quaint streets.
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