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Boating with the Baymen: Maritime History and Architecture of Meadow Island
Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All on board the Miss Freeport
Departure from 85 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport

In the western bays of Long Island’s South Shore stands Meadow Island, one of the only privately owned marshland islands where owners’ deeds date back to the 1600s. On this guided tour led by folklorist Nancy Solomon, we will learn firsthand how the island has changed through its history, with current and former bay house owners. Meet and talk with baymen and fishermen Bob Doxsee and Jack Combs, and bay house owners Frank Passalaqua, Don Vandewater, Dennis Carr, and Fred and Christina Deppert.


Reservations are required! Space is limited so reserve early.

Cost is $50/person, $25 for children under 16. $5 discount for Long Island Traditions members.

To reserve your seat call us at (516) 767-8803 to confirm that space is available. You may purchase tickets online below or download flyer and send a check payable to Long Island Traditions, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050.

Purchase tickets online



Bay House Tours 2018
July 1 and 15
Sold Out
The Bay House tours on July 1 and 15 are completely filled. As an alternative please join us on our June 23rd Boating with the Baymen tour, described above. If you would like information on our other tours, send us an email. Thank you for your interest!

“In Harm’s Way” Exhibit
October 6–December 31, 2017, LI Museum in Stony Brook

Did you miss the exhibit? You can still the see the videos on our YouTube channel. Thank you again to all those who came to the exhibit and let’s hope we don’t have another Sandy in our lifetime.

“From Shore to Shore” Exhibit

“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” has finished its run at the Port Jefferson Village Center. This interpretive exhibit examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards.

The exhibit is available for rental to area museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Inquiries about the exhibit should be sent to info@longislandtraditions.org or by calling (516) 767-8803. The full exhibit consists of 36 framed panels measuring 36" x 38", a historic timeline measuring 15 feet x 3 feet, and an iPad with installed videos. The exhibit can be subdivided according to region, type of boat builders, and types of boatyards.



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