(PHOTO: The final destruction of the Durland Scout Center as seen from Milton Harbor in February, 2010)
Generations of Rye boys and girls learned to swim and sail there.
The Rye Fire department saved the anchor, but Rye City was unable or just unwilling to step up and save the Durland Center before it was sold the private developers in 2007. Now the property will be split and turned into two large private homes.
In a final cynical move, the facade of the Durland Center remained standing along Stuyvesant Avenue as the developer ripped down the rest of the center first, viewable only from the water (see the exclusive MyRye.com photo above).
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