A peaceful stroll through the Quogue Cemetery is highly recommended for history buffs of both Long Island and our Great State of New York. Among the buried are Colonial Settlers and their Families. Veterans from our many wars. Potters Graves. Indian Graves. A Naval Admiral. Shipwreck Victims. And most notably, William F. Halsey and Frank D. Warner, both Gold Medal Awarded Heroes dating back to their brave service as Surfmen at the Quogue Life Saving Station.
Since 1849, there has been a Life Saving Station on the Beach in Quogue, New York. From this date, until after World War II, the Quogue Life Saving Station, later becoming the Quogue Coast Guard Station, has played and integral role in the Maritime History of the East End of Long Island. Manned by brave locals, the motto of the Surfmen was: “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back”.