1. Appleton’s Dictionary of Greater New York And Its Neighborhood (1905):

    Canarsie

    …a village on Jamaica Bay, in the outskirts of Brooklyn, noted for its fish and clams, from which most of the inhabitants derive their means of living. There are one or two hotels and in summer steamers ply between it and Rockaway on the opposite side of the bay. It can be reached from East New York by way of the Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach Railway - connections to be made by the Brooklyn elevated railroads or street-cars from Fulton, Roosevelt and Grant St. ferries; also by trolly-cars from the principal ferries and the East River Bridge.  

    Canarsie. Town of Flat Lands, Kings Co. (1873)

    Jamaica Bay — Waterfront, Canarsie. (1922; 1933)