The Hammonasset Line (cont.)
By Glenn Kreisberg
So, the details of the theory make the claim the Hammonasset Line, which begins at a burial complex near the tip of Long Island, runs to Devils tombstone in Greene County, New York and I have confirmed this. I've plotted the line using computer mapping software. From its' starting point on Long Island (Fort Pond Hill in Montauk) to Devils Tombstone, the line follows 318.5 degrees NW (magnetic north) or 304.25 degrees (true north) from Montauk when accounting for the 14.25 degrees declination (the calculated difference between true and magnetic north at Montauk currently, when true north = magnetic north - declination). Remember, since the Earths magnetic field drifts over time, magnetic north would have been slightly different hundreds or thousands of years ago by up to .75 degrees.
On my maps, it looks like the line crosses the eastern most corner of the Woodstock Township then heads over the slopes above West Saugerties Road, where I believe other cairns have already been discovered. Following the line along the 318.5 degree magnetic north bearing from Montauk, as the line intersects Woodstock and enters the mountains; it parallels Devils Kitchen (Platte Clove) along the summits just to the west before nearly bisecting Stony Clove at Devils Tombstone. This is the path and point where the summer solstice sun sets from Montauk and that has not changed. Plotting the alignments on the Earth surface would show a slight change, but in the woods and fields and on the ridgelines, alignments would still hold true today as always.
Where the Hammonasset Line extends to the Devils Tombstone at 318.5 degrees NW from Montauk, NY
Now, just for the fun of it and still using computer mapping software, I continued extending the Hammonasset Line, following the 318.5 degrees (magnetic north) bearing from Montauk on Long Island which, again, is the point where the summer sun sets on the longest day of the year and where the winter sun rises on the shortest day. It is surprising and curious that the line leads to an area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula known for ancient copper mines believed exploited by foreign visitors to North American shores thousands of years ago. (Another coincidence? See Barry Fell's America B.C.).
Even more curiously, the line crosses a small mile wide island of the far eastern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, in Michigan, called Manitou Island and then goes on through Isle Royale at the US/Canada border. Both these islands and the Keweenaw Peninsula are places known for Native American cultural activity dating back thousands of years. And, as is known, the word Manitou relates to the Native American spirit and is usually associated with a spiritual quality, quest or journey.