Please join us at the Freeport Memorial Library for this special event! 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 […]

We are pleased to announce that Long Island Traditions’ Director, Nancy Solomon, will be a guest on Nassau Community College’s radio program, “My Hometown,” airing on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The show will air on Thursday, September 23rd at 3:30pm, and will be replayed on Sunday, September 26th at 8am. The podcast of the program will […]

Our “From Shore to Shore” exhibit, focusing on boat builders and boatyards of Long Island, will be on display at the Sayville Library starting January 2021 and will remain at the library until May 30, 2021. The exhibit features boat builders, both professional and amateur, dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. Some of […]

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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 […]

By Jayme Breschard Thomann Long Island’s waterfront communities were first settled by Native Americans who valued the sandy soil on which they could grow corn, tomatoes, squash and other commonplace vegetables. They also harvested abundant fish and shellfish from Great South Bay and the nearby ocean, traveling by canoe and other watercraft.  In the late […]

Fishermen and baymen, duck hunters and decoy carvers, clamshell artists and lifeguards are just some of the tradition bearers featured here. Through oral histories, Long Island Traditions has documented dozens of those committed to preserving a life on the water. Most are participants in our maritime education programs or festivals and museum programs. If you […]

Occupational Folk Artists There are many occupations that stretch back in time. Farmers and fishermen, instrument makers, and railroad workers. Long Island Traditions has documented some of these as part of its ongoing occupational research. Visit these artists to learn more about their time-honored professions. Some of these artists are available for public programs. If […]

Carmans River Maritime Center/The Newey Boat Shop Shed #3 Building Address:  22 Newey Lane Section / Block / Lot:     Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard Survey Date:  December 3, 2004 Building Type: industrial/warehouse Owner’s Name:  John Taylor currently leases this building from the Post-Morrow Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that preserves and conserves the rural, cultural, and historical character of the hamlet […]

Carmans River Maritime Center/The Newey Boat Shop Shed #2 Building Address:  22 Newey Lane Section / Block / Lot:     Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard Survey Date:  December 3, 2004 Building Type: industrial/warehouse Owner’s Name: Post-Morrow Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that preserves and conserves the rural, cultural, and historical character of the hamlet of Brookhaven and surrounding areas in Suffolk County. […]