Please join us on Sunday, December 12 at 1 pm at the Long Island Maritime Museum for a special book discussion and signing. Folklorist Nancy Solomon, the executive director of Long Island Traditions, has written a new book “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by The History Press. In this book Solomon documents the traditions and places of Long Island’s boat building industry from a contemporary perspective. During this illustrated program Solomon will focus on the boat builders and boat yards of West Sayville, Patchogue, East Quogue and nearby communities. She will share the stories she collected from traditional boat builders and boat yard managers in the region during the late 1990s to the present day. The book includes builders and boatyards from Long Island’s north shore, south shore and east end. Highlights include the Scopinich family, the Weeks Yacht Yard, Charlie Balsamo, among others. The book contains personal narratives along with historical and contemporary photographs. Take a trip with us on this historical journey. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This program is part of Long Island Maritime Museum’s Winter Lecture Series. The museum is located at 88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796.