Photo: Guy Lombardo

In this video several people who knew Guy Lombardo personally reflect on his passion and love of the water. The piece was produced for LI Traditions for its Freeport Waters exhibit.

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 […]

Long Island Traditions, in collaboration with City Lore and the Village of Freeport, installed Freeport Waters,, a permanent trail of artful signage that highlights the personal stories, histories, and traditions of Woodcleft Canal, also known as the Nautical Mile. Woodcleft Canal is a major historic working waterfront corridor that is the site of various historic buildings including the Freeport […]

Eastern Nassau Eastern Nassau: Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa, Amityville and Jones Beach At first glance the eastern part of Nassau County resembles a typical post-war suburban region with few historic maritime structures or activities, in stark contrast to the working waterfronts of Freeport and Point Lookout in the western region. However its past was directly connected […]

Estates The South Shore has long been a haven for industrialists, celebrities, actors and musicians, politicians and other wealthy people.  What began as a summer retreat gave birth to a year-round region of well-healed families, stretching from Atlantic Beach in the west to Westhampton Beach in the east.  They erected monumental houses and estates, along […]