Originally Posted by 2011littlehouse
May be a stupid question, but why are these school districts not following the shore line and extend so much into the water?
Is no like there are islands in the sound or ship-based facilities...
Erosion and silting, perhaps? The coastline is dynamic and by extending the district boundaries a certain number of yards out into the water, it may prevent a home in one district from winding up partially in another if deposits extended the property?
I question the plausibility of it being mineral rights as I would think that the Town of Brookhaven's Dongan patent would supercede the school district's rights.
I think you've asked an excellent question.