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Building Address:  69 River Road Section / Block / Lot: Surveyor’s Name:  Jackie Peu-Duvallon Survey Date:  January 2004 Building Type:  Industrial Owner’s Name:   Building Name:  N/A Date of Construction:  ca. 1910, ca. 1925 Architect:  N/A Building Dimensions: No. of Floors:  2    Decorative Features:  Exposed rafters (Figure 2) Siding Material(s):  Corrugated metal (Figure 1); Wood board (Figure 2) Roof […]

John Remsen, Sr.: Boat builder John Remsen of Freeport was one of the few men on Long Island who built garveys, a traditional flat bottom boat used by baymen and recreational fishermen in the shallow south shore waters of Nassau and Suffolk County. During his lifetime he built over 100 garveys. Like the generations before […]

Photo: Howard Pickerell

Howard Pickerell: Boat Builder and Bayman Howard Pickerell is a traditional commercial boat builder and bayman born in Huntington. His father Howard was a full time clammer, while his older relatives were carpenters. Growing up, he learned to harvest clams which were plentiful in Huntington during his youth. From the time he was old enough […]

Photo: Anders Langendal

Anders Langendal: Master Boat Builder and Restorer, Greenport, Long Island Anders Langendal was born in Sweden, arriving in Greenport in 1967, shortly after completing his boat building apprenticeship. “When I came here about 50 people were working here, 7 good carpenters, machinists, painters and roustabouts. In those days there were three classes of workers, and you […]

Photo: Paul Ketcham

Paul Ketcham: Boat Builder and Restorer, Amityville, New York Paul Ketcham, Jr. was born in Amityville in 1935 to a local boat builder family. During the 1930s depression, Paul’s family settled in Florida, where his father worked in the Daytona Boat Works. In 1944, following the death of his grandfather, Paul’s family returned to Amityville […]

Photo: Bill Hamilton

Bill Hamilton: Bayman Bill Hamilton was born in Sayville and lives in Patchogue. He learned to fish, clam, and to catch oysters from local fishermen and baymen like Samuel Ockers; he also catches fluke, flounder, and eels using pound traps and fyke nets. Besides being a fisherman Bill is also a boat builder who makes […]

Photo: Chris Hale

Chris Hale: Boat Builder and Model Maker Chris Hale has worked at many boat yards on Long Island, including Coecles Harbor Marina on Shelter Island, at Hampton Shipyard in East Quogue, and currently at Weeks Boatyard in Patchogue where he has worked since the 1990s. He works on traditional wooden boats ranging from skiffs and […]

Photo: John Remsen

John Remsen is a traditional boat builder from Freeport, NY. He is featured in the Freeport Waters exhibit in Freeport.

Photo: Donn Costanzo

Donn Costanzo: Boat Builder and Restorer, Aquebogue, Long Island Donn Costanzo is the founder of Wooden Boat Works, where he built and restored traditional recreational sail boats and motor boats. Raised in Sayville, Don first became interested in the skiffs and garveys used on Great South Bay by local baymen. Donn went clamming and scalloping, […]