During Prohibition, rum runners found an entranceway to the marketplace via the Great South Bay, which separates Long Island from Fire Island. One homeowner in the community of Fire Island remembers: "Everyone brought their little red wagons to the ferry dock after dark to pick up the rum." Until the early 1980s a couple of the rum runners' boats still served in the ferry fleet, carrying passengers between Fire Island and the mainland.

Photos from Andy Warhol during his visits to Fire Island.