Please join us on Thursday, December 9th at 7 pm at the Oyster Bay Historical Society for a book signing and discussion! 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 Oyster Bay, Huntington, West Sayville, Patchogue, 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 Ida May Project, the Knutson Boat Yard, 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. The Oyster Bay Historical Society is located at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay, NY. We look forward to seeing you there!