On The Bay



2nd Edition is now available!

The marshlands of Long Island’s south shore are dotted with an ever-dwindling collection of unique, weather beaten bay houses that generations of baymen have used as base camps for clamming, fishing and hunting. These “shacks” are living artifacts, enduring reminders of the region’s maritime history.

In the book On the Bay, folklorist Nancy Solomon documented the traditional lifestyle of present-day bay house dwellers, whose families have harvested these waters for more than three centuries, through historic and contemporary photographs, architectural drawings and first person narratives.

This 2nd edition of On The Bay documents the traditions of those who first built the modest houses, and contains historic and contemporary photographs by noted photographer Martha Cooper (www.kodakgirl.com and www.nycitysnaps.com). It also includes a new preface and introduction, along with some updated photographs.

For larger quantities, call 516-767-8803 for pricing information.

Prices for On The Bay, are $20 plus standard shipping and handling. Delivery time is 2 weeks. There is a $5 discount for members of Long Island Traditions. The discount will be applied after purchase.

Join Long Island Traditions at the $100 membership level to receive this volume free, as a benefit of membership!

You can also purchase On The Bay at the Sea Horse Gift Shop, 165 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport; and online at Amazon.

Additional information

Weight .5 kg