Possible Origin of Name Gilgo.
According to an Old Legend, sometime soon after the Civil War was concluded, a family named Burch lived on the Mainland South of Gilgo Inlet.
They had a Son, famous for his Prowess as a Fisherman, his name was Gill Burch.
When Neighbors wanted to make sure of a Good Catch, they would decide to Go where "Gill Goes."
Where Gill Goes came to be Gilgo; a place that delivers Waves, Sunshine, Good Fishing and Easy Going Vibes.
Info from "What's in a Name!", by Douglas Tuomey.
First referred to as Oak Island, west end USLSS Station #27, Third District Coast Guard Station #85
Date of Conveyance: 1849
A station was built at Gilgo ("west end of Oak Island") in 1853, although the date is uncertain.
Then came Frank E. Wicks (November 20, 1877 until October 14, 1885),
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