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Fort Corchaug Archaelogical Site

Cutchogue, Town of Southold, New York
County of Suffolk.
National Register Number: 74001308
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NY-1 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1999):
Fort Corchaug Archeological Site resources shed light upon Historic Contact period occupations in Montauk Country, an area encompassing the whole of eastern Long Island within present-day Suffolk County, New York. Contributing cultural resources preserved at the site comprise an exemplary assemblage of deposits documenting social, political,and economic relations between Corchaug Indian people and colonists on Eastern Long Island during the first half of the 1600s. One of the best preserved archeological locales associated with seventeenth-century Indian life in the North Atlantic region, the site has yielded and continues to possess the potential to yield significant information capable of providing new insights into the initial phases of historic contact on the North Atlantic coast.

The Fort Corchaug site is an active and well used passive recreation area. The buildings, trails and grounds are maintained by the Town of Southold. The Town of Southold uses the site for stewardship programs and educational programs with local clubs and schools.

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