About the Inn – Arbor View House, a Black-Owned Bed and Breakfast in Long Island, is located in East Marion, NY 11939.
It was built early in the 18th century (circa 1780) and was initially built n the Federal style. It was a small house with a main entrance on the west side
of the house. Around 1873 it was purchased, added to, and renovated in its current Victorian style by Captain Vail. The Vail family was a large family
with many who were fishermen when they came to America in Massachesssutes. The Vail family became one of the earliest families to inhabit the east
end of Long Island. Their progeny have influenced many industries and have even given the name to Vail, Colorado. Their story has to be told, and I
will write about some of them in subsequent blogs. .his house is one of three remaining houses built or renovated by whaling Captains in East Marion;
initially called Little Oysterpond and Orient was called Oysterpond. Capt. Vail and his family are buried in the local cemetery down the road, along
with many other Vails.