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 […]
WLIW is airing the documentary “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” on WLIW21 at 8 pm on October 15, 2020. The film was produced by Barbara Weber and Greg Blank and provides a rare look at the bay houses on the South Shore of Long Island. The film is being shown […]
Listen to George Combs Jr. tell how they treated new hunters LI Traditions · George Combs on Duck Hunting
The South Shore Waterfowlers are a recreational conservation group on Long Island, NY that teaches responsible waterfowl hunting in the region.
Since at least the days of the ancient Egyptians, hunters have tried to lure waterfowl into range of their nets and weapons with decoys made of rush, reed or wood. Native Americans on Long Island, prior to contact with Europeans in the 17th century, harvested waterfowl for food and plumage. European settlers on Long Island […]
In this video you will learn about the traditions of decoy carving and duck hunting on Long Island’s south shore. Listen to veterans Jack Combs, Tom Seaman, Lucas Krucher and Dennis Carr who all hunt and fish in the South Shore Estuary of Long Island. And explore the Blueway Trail!
Bay house owners face unique challenges in building and preserving their homes, due to their location in a precarious maritime environment. Storms and hurricanes, along with frequent vandalism routinely threaten these fragile structures. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 destroyed many of the bay houses, but some remain. Hard work and labor are necessary to maintain the […]
George Rigby, Jr. — Master Fisherman, Duck Hunter and Decoy Carver George Rigby was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, the descendant of several generations of baymen and duck hunters. His great grandfather and grandfather worked on the bay during the late 1800s and early 1900s in Canarsie near Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn either harvesting […]
John Buczak: Bayman John Buczak is a full-time commercial bayman based in Bay Shore. He is one of approximately 15 in Bay Shore. John catches crabs, eels, conch and killies. He makes several kinds of traditional traps including eel traps, killey traps and winkel pots. John is also a storyteller who likes to talk about […]