Memories

There are countless stories and tales told by baymen, bay rats, bay house owners, fishermen and other tradition bearers for both entertainment and to educate friends and neighbors about life on the water. While some stories are humorous, others reflect an appreciation of the bay and the ocean. We hope you enjoy listening to some of these stories. In addition if you have a story of your own, please let us know so that we can add it to this virtual collection. Long Island Traditions conducts personal interviews as part of its ongoing mission to document and present the traditions that play an important part of daily life.



Photo: Sample Photo Listen to why Reggie Jones became a lifeguard:




Photo: Sample Photo Learn how some baymen do other things for a living:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to what surprises offshore fishermen:




Learn about the 1938 hurricane by clicking here.
Podcast produced by Dowling College.


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