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 […]
WLIW.org recently posted an article about “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island,” which will be airing on WLIW21 on October 15th at 8pm. The article includes a gallery of photos of bay houses. Read the article here!
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 […]
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.
Bayman Cory Weyant lived on the Nautical Mile for his entire life (1957-2011). In this video listen to his memories on how Woodcleft Canal changed, accompanied by historic photographs.
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 […]
Fisherman Tony Sougstad of Freeport recounts how fisherman Dick Abbott survived a hurricane that claimed the lives of other Freeport fishermen.
Jeff Blossom: Bay House Model Maker Jeff Blossom was a resident of Freeport, where he lived from the late 1920s. Since he was a teenager, Jeff spent most of his time on the south shore’s bays and beaches, enjoying the company of his friends as they went duck hunting, clamming and fishing. He always spent […]
Throughout the 19th and 20th century Long Island has been the home of many boat builders, ranging from traditional boat builders such as Gil Smith of Patchogue, who constructed garveys and skiffs for local baymen, to the Scopinich & Maresca boat yards that outfitted coast guard vessels and commercial fishing boats. Numerous industries supported this […]