Baiting Hollow History

baiting HollowThough this section of the original Aquebogue purchase was divvied into 60 lots as early as 1660, there was not much activity there until the late 18th Century. That is, except for the building of a cart path through the ``Great Woods'' in 1702, easing travel from Southold to Brookhaven Town. Today's Sound Avenue mirrors the course of the old path. Early travelers actually inspired the name Baiting Hollow, referring to a pond where they ‘baited’ or watered their horses.