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. […]

Carmans River Maritime Center/The Newey Boat Shop Shed #1 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. […]

Building Address:  Beaver Dam Road Section / Block / Lot:      Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard Survey Date:  June 11, 2004 Building Type:  bridge Owner’s Name:  Building Name:      Date of Construction:  crossing has been in existence since mid-eighteenth century Architect:     Building Dimensions:  39 feet long and 51 feet wide No. of Floors:     Decorative Features:  river rock/cobblestone wall, concrete with stone […]

Building Address: P.O. Box 407, Bellport, NY, 11713 Section / Block / Lot:    Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard Survey Date: July 7, 2004 Building Type: recreation Owner’s Name: Bellport Bay Yacht Club Building Name: Bellport Bay Yacht Clubhouse Date of Construction: ca. 1938 Architect:   Building Dimensions: 30’ x 28’ No. of Floors: 1 Decorative Features: full-width façade porch with an open rail, turned spindles, […]

Building Address: 727 Middle Road Section / Block / Lot: Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon Survey Date:  May 2004 Building Type: Barn Owner’s Name: Building Name: N/A Date of Construction: ca. 1890 Architect: N/A Building Dimensions: No. of Floors: 2 Decorative Features: None Siding Material(s): Wood board, wood shingle Roof Style: Gable, shed Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle Foundation: Unknown Window Style(s): 2/1 original fixed, 6- and 9-paned original fixed No. […]

By Jayme Breschard Bayport, situated on the Great South Bay, was the south easterly part of the William Nicoll Grant of 1697. The east line was Namkee Creek, which separated the Nicoll Grant from the Brookhaven Grant. The west line is Brown’s River and the San Souci Lakes. It was not until 1791 that the […]

Photo: Chuck Tekula

Chuck Tekula: Bayman and Fisherman Chuck Tekula is a commercial fisherman from Center Moriches. College educated at Empire State College in New York, Chuck frequently writes about the lives of commercial fishermen, the regulations, and policies that affect them, and what has led to the decline of Great South Bay. He was one of the […]

Photo: Tommy Stewart

Tommy Stewart: Decoy Carver/Shorebirds Tommy was inspired working with wood as a young boy from his grandfather, Dave, and his father, Russell. Together they made silhouettes, whirligigs, and bird houses. As a young boy, Tommy spent many summers studying birds and fishing at his grandfather’s home on the water in southern New Jersey. Making their […]

The 1920s was an interesting time on Long Island, with the passage of the Volstead Act that prohibited the importing and consuming of alcoholic beverages, ushering in the prohibition era. Many residents turned to local baymen and other boat owners to help satisfy their demand for wine and liquor through illegal smuggling and homegrown moonshine. […]

There are countless stories and tales told by baymen, bay rats, bay house owners, fishermen and other tradition bearers for both entertainment and to educate friends and neighbors about life on the water. While some stories are humorous, others reflect an appreciation of the bay and the ocean. We hope you enjoy listening to some […]