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Stony Brook Maritime Heritage
June 11, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
LI Museum of Art, History, and Carriages
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY

The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook is presenting its annual decoy and maritime heritage program on Sunday, June 11 at 1–5 p.m. Participating in the event are several master tradition bearers including decoy carver Michael Combs of Freeport, award winning carver Scott Lechmanski of Shelter Island, bayman and boat builder Chip Maran of Southampton, and boat builder and model maker Chris Hale of Medford.

Please join us for this exciting event where people of all ages can learn some of the time honored skills passed down through the generations. For information, visit the museum’s web site at longislandmuseum.org or telephone them at (631) 751-0066.

Hudson River and Long Island Maritime Traditions
June 25 and July 15, 1-5 p.m.
Rocking the Boat
812 Edgewater Avenue, Bronx, NY

Rocking the Boat is a community-based boat building program located on the Bronx River near Hunts Point. They teach youth how to build traditional Whitehall boats that were once common on the Hudson River. During the summer they have community rowing days where you can paddle on this protected section of the Bronx River. LI Traditions is partnering with them to present traditions that were once common, including boat building, model making, decoy carving and tug boat operations. The free program will include tug boat captain Robert Apuzzo with his storied tug boat, fisherman Chris Letts, and model boat builder Chris Hale. Admission is free and families are welcome.

“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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