Carmans River Maritime Center/The Newey Boat Shop
Building Address: 22 Newey Lane
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: December 3, 2004
Building Type: industrial/warehouse
Owner’s Name: John Taylor currently leases this building from the Post-Morrow Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that preserves and conserves the rural, cultural, and historical character of the hamlet of Brookhaven and surrounding areas in Suffolk County.
Building Name: S.N. 1 at Tooker’s Boatyard
Date of Construction: ca. 1950
Building Dimensions: 40’x25’
No. of Floors: 1 ½
Siding Material(s): aluminum or corrugated steel
Roof Style: front-gabled
Roofing Material(s): galvanized sheet metal
Foundation: poured concrete
Window Style(s): two-light sliding windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: double glass doors on the façade (south)
Chimneys and Placement: not visible
Architectural Integrity: wall cladding appears to be original; new vinyl windows
Architectural Style: industrial/maritime vernacular
S.N. 1 at Tooker’s Boatyard sits at the southern tip of Newey Lane. Its façade is opposite a bulkheaded dock and Arthur’s Creek, which runs east into the Carmans River. In 1999, the Post-Morrow Foundation, Inc. purchased the site with the mission to operate an educational facility for the building, restoration and repair of wooden boats and to sustain maritime skills and traditions, particularly those associated with Brookhaven Hamlet and Great South Bay.
In 2002, the Carmans River Maritime Center became an independent entity, chartered by the State of New York. The Newey Boat Shop has been totally renovated and upgraded to serve as the primary teaching venue.
The building that currently houses the S.N. 1 at Tooker’s Boatyard was constructed by Richard “Dick” Tooker, who operated the boatyard from the time of Sam Newey’s retirement in 1948 until 1979 when he sold it to Bill Starke. Bruce Tooker, the son of Dick Tooker, did not remember the building as ever being wooden, but speculates that it may have been at one time.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.
Post-Morrow Foundation. 2004. Carmans River Maritime Center [on-line]. Brookhaven Hamlet, NY; available from http://carmansrivermaritime.org/history.htm ; Internet; accessed 3 December 2004.
Starke, Bill. Interview by author, 22 Nov 2004, Shirley, New York. Written notes.
Tooker, Bruce. Interview by author, 22 Nov 2004, Brookhaven Hamlet, New York. Written notes.