Talk:Plum Island (New York)

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was move. --Philip Baird Shearer 19:27, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

To distinguish islands from geopolitical places with the word island in the name, I think the paranthetical qualifier should be used instead of a comma. For example, Plum Island, Massachusetts and Plum Island (Massachusetts). -Acjelen 20:12, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Do the Massachusetts island and small town really need separate articles? I prefer names that fit into running text, like Princeton, New Jersey (which consists of two municipalities). Septentrionalis 00:00, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
But the two Princetons each have their own articles? And off the topic: it is fairly common in the U.S. to have two geopolitical entities with the same name one surrounding the other. Why the special treatment for Princeton? -Acjelen 00:42, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, that took some reading, but I answered my own question. How unkind of New Jersey use township so unusually. -Acjelen 00:45, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I think I'll support this move, as Plum Island is much more geography than community (no population etc.).--Pharos 21:01, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Plum Island Light[edit]

At the separate article on Plum Island Light I was able to find reference to support an 1826 purchase and an 1827 first illumination year for the light. This article currently asserts:

The historic Plum Island Lighthouse is located on the island. The first lighthouse was constructed by order of George Washington in 1789. The lighthouse served to mark the location of turbulent tidal waters and shoals.

Can someone please find a reference to support the order by George Washington (even if not acted upon) or the 1789 date of the order (please note that George Washington died in 1799, hence was unlikely to have given orders in 1826)? If such can be found I would like to add the earlier date to the Plum Island Light article and remove the citation needed tag from this article. Thank you. 67.86.73.252 (talk) 00:47, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Lab 257[edit]

I'm currently reading "Lab 257" ( http://www.amazon.com/Lab-257-Disturbing-Governments-Laboratory/dp/0060011416 ), a somewhat controversial book about the bioweapons research on Plum and possible links to Lyme disease, West nile, hoof and mouth, etc. Seems pretty loaded with conspiracy theory but probably bears mentioning here. Will consider how to add it when I've gotten further in the book --Justfred (talk) 15:32, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

On second thought, probably more relevant at Plum Island Animal Disease Center --Justfred (talk) 15:46, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Tie this article into what happened during World War Two, 1943 to 1945 with Horn Island Mississippi and things do not seem so much of a "Conspiracy Theory". Combined with German NAZI Virologist Traub as brought to Plum Island after World War Two after working at the NAZI Biological Warfare Facility located on Riems Island.

Placing a Biological Warfare Research Facility on an Island is Geographic Isolation in case of an Accident. Where is the nearest Island to USAMRIID of Fort Detrick Maryland; but far enough away in case of an Accident.Nakamuradavid (talk) 04:31, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Newsday.com Article reference[edit]

The newsday.com article lacks any reputable convergence of fact. It does not cite a single research organization, document a single study, or provide factual material from a primary or secondary resource. As a reference it is extremely fallible and is easily refuted by multiple sources including official documentation from the first Continental Congress and the diary of George Washington. I believe it should be removed to it's own section along with other folk history articles like the conspiracy theory works, relegated to a place of fanciful history or proto-fiction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qmslager (talkcontribs) 15:21, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

New article source[edit]

I thought y'all might like to use this source. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jack Sebastian (talkcontribs) 12:26, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

References Discussion[edit]

  • Reference 9 "Interview with staff at the Southold Historical Society, June 2012" on this article does not offer any substative references to details. Is this legitimate? Should the comments related to this reference be removed? Jimerb (talk) 01:26, 14 July 2012 (UTC)