Distance: 8 miles
Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; pass the house that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in where he wrote part of “The Great Gatsby”, then onto the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy located on Long Island Sound. Tour this 82 acre campus that has the former mansion of Walter P. Chrysler (previously owned by Henri Bendel), and houses the American Merchant Marine Museum in another mansion.
Important: Bring photo ID for admission to the Marine Academy, Metrocard for the bus back to the train station, water and lunch.
Lunch is late, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m.
Public parking is very restricted in Great Neck during the week. Strongly suggest taking public transportation to the Great Neck train station.
Take the 10:19 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 10:54 a.m.
Fares: $17.50/$12.00 senior, round trip
Meet leader at Great Neck LIRR station.
Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy