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Boat Building and Boatyards of Long Island Book Release Presentations

December 4 - December 16

Long Island Traditions announces the publication of “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition,” by its executive director, folklorist Nancy Solomon. On December 4, and continuing throughout the month, Long Island Traditions will be hosting several public programs supporting the release of the new publication. “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island” is the culmination of over 30 years of research on traditional boat builders and contemporary boat yards of the region, originally featured in the exhibition “From Shore to Shore” sponsored by Long Island Traditions. The book, illustrated with current and historic photos, examines the traditional occupational and recreational culture of boat builders and boat yards in the region. The book is available through The History Press and at public book signings.

Author Nancy Solomon will be presenting a series of live  programs as follows:

Saturday, December 4, at the Freeport Memorial Library at 2:30 pm. The library is located at 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport.

Monday, December 6, at the American Legion Hall in Greenport at 5 pm. Located at 102 3rd Street, Greenport. Folksinger Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo will perform as part of the program.

Thursday, December 9, at 7 pm at the Oyster Bay Historical Society, located at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. Admission is $10/members and $15/non-members

Sunday, December 12, at 1 pm at the Long Island Maritime Museum, located at 88 West Street, West Sayville.

Thursday, December 16, at 7 pm at the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport.

Per CDC guidelines visitors will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the public programs, at https://longislandtraditions.org or through The History Press website at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com beginning November 29, 2021.

About the Author

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


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Long Island Traditions
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