Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition
Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition documents the traditions and places of Long Island’s boat building industry from a contemporary perspective. Folklorist and architectural historian Nancy Solomon shares the stories she collected from traditional boat builders 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 Alan Steiger, the Scopinich family, Guinness world record holder Al Grover and Paul Ketcham, along with Coecles Harbor Marina, the Hanff and Knutson boatyards. The book contains personal narratives along with historical and contemporary photographs. Take a trip with us on this historical journey.
The book is published by The History Press.
Want to buy the book in person rather than online? It is available for purchase at: The Oyster Bay Historical Society, The Long Island Maritime Museum, Theodore’s Books , and select Barnes & Noble stores (currently Lake Success and the Smith Haven Mall locations).