Calverton

Calverton

Calverton: Home of The Top Gun Tomcat

My name is Howard Wool and I live in Baiting Hollow on Long Island. I manage my business from my home and I spend a lot of time in the local area. One of my favorite nearby towns is Calverton.

The Cold War In a Quaint Place

You wouldn’t know it from looking at it, but Calverton has a really intersting history.  Grumman built a 10,000 ft runway and most of those Top-Gun F-14 Tomcats and E-2C Hawkeye aircraft were built here.

Most of Calverton actually sits within the borders of Riverhead. Calverton is a ‘hamlet’ which means it isn’t a legal entity, as I undertand it. So the word refers more to  sense of community and I think that suits it just fine.