Please join us on Saturday, May 14th at 5 pm at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society for a book signing and discussion! Folklorist Nancy Solomon, the executive director of Long Island Traditions, has written a new book “Boat Building 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 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 Howard Pickerell, Paul Ketcham, the Ida May Project, the Knutson Boat Yard, the Scopinich family, the Weeks Yacht Yard, and 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. Program is free. The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is located at 31 Bellport Lane in Bellport, NY. For more information, visit the Historical Society’s website.