Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors in the original surveys, and updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or are clearly indicated as updated material from the context of the comments.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.


Beaver Dam Boat Basin

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br09C.2-S 
Prepared Date:   2007-07-25 
Last Modified:   1970-01-01 
Original Submitter
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
1-Building/Site Name:   Beaver Dam Boat Basin 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Fred Hildebrandt 5b-Address:   

6a-Original:   Boat basin

6b-Present:   Marina

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   
Building Materials



 8d-Board & Batten



Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other Comment:   
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:   Over the last 15-20 years, changes have been made to the facility. These included removal of centuries old tress, enlarging the little creek head (and filling in of its banks) that was once the dividing line for Tar Mans Neck and Dayton's Neck, and modifying the Beaver Dam Creek shoreline and replacing it with bulkheading.  «»
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
[Threats were not evaluated in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  They are an evaluation by J. Deitz]
  14a-None Known:   14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers   14e-Deterioration
14f-Other:  The boat basin is on the banks of the environmentally sensitive Beaver Dam Creek. Business interests may be in seen as being in conflict with sound environmental management issues.  
Related Outbuildings and Property
 15a-Barn  15b-Carriage House  15c-Garage
 15d-Privy  15e-Shed   15f-Greenhouse
 15g-Shop  15h-Gardens   15i-Landscape Features
15i-Landscape Features:   
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:    
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   This small marina on Beaver Dam Creek was founded about 1931 by Clinton M. Smith of Brookhaven. It was sold about 1956 to Tim Hermus. It is now owned by Fred Hildebrandt.  «»
21-Sources: Long Island Advance 12 Oct 2006: From the Archives of the Long Island Advance. "The Beaver Dam Boat Basin, founded 25 years ago by Clinton M. Smith, has been sold to Tim Hermus. Mr. Hermus is the third owner of the business, since Mr. Smith sold the business once before and then bought it back in 1937." «»
Prepared By: 
Supplemental Material:
    Patchogue Advance, 14 April 1939, p. 13:

"Clinton Smith has returned and is now managing the Beaver Dam Boat basin on the Beaver Dam creek."