David M. Griffin is an independent researcher and author whose interest has been in studying colonial era built works and histories of the Revolutionary war period in the New York City region. He has always held a fascination for the eighteenth century historical period and especially early fortifications of North America. He grew up intrigued by geometries of British fortifications in his native province of Ontario, Canada. His recently published book Lost British Forts of Long Island, by The History Press, 2017 continues to elaborate on this interest and his intrigue for researching local history. He holds a professional Degree in Architecture from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and presently consults and practices in the fields of architecture and interior design within the New York Area.