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 […]

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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 […]

Photo: Brian Warasila

In this video Brian Warasila, a bay house owner, describes the joys and challenges of owning a bay house.

Photo: Bay House Foodways

Listen to stories by bay house owners Brian Warasila and Mary Carson about the traditions of preparing favorite foods harvested from the waters of the bay near their bay houses.

Bay Houses Bay houses stand on the fragile marshlands in the Town of Islip and the Town of Hempstead.  Built by fishermen and baymen, duck hunters and recreational boaters, they come in all shapes and forms, with as many variations as there are builders.  Most of the houses that stand today range in age from […]

Long Island Herald reviews the opening of the Freeport Nautical Mile exhibit Read the full article. Article courtesy of LI Herald