Please join the Patchogue-Medford Public Library and Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director Nancy Solomon for a trip to the Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. Meet us at the Weeks Yacht Yard where Nancy Solomon will discuss the boat builders and boat yards of Patchogue and nearby communities. Hear personal narratives and see historical and contemporary […]

Please join us on Thursday, March 24th at 3:30 pm, when Nancy Solomon will be a guest on the My Hometown radio show, on WHPC, The Voice of Nassau Community College. Solomon will be discussing her latest book, “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition,” published by the History Press. […]

Photo: Chris Hale

Chris Hale: Boat Builder and Model Maker Chris Hale has worked at many boat yards on Long Island, including Coecles Harbor Marina on Shelter Island, at Hampton Shipyard in East Quogue, and currently at Weeks Boatyard in Patchogue where he has worked since the 1990s. He works on traditional wooden boats ranging from skiffs and […]

Boatyards There have been many boatyards throughout the estuary that provided commercial fishermen with draggers or trawlers, garveys, skiffs, dories, and other watercraft used in both the bay and the ocean. In addition there have been boatyards, mostly in the 20th century, who specialize in recreational boats ranging from luxurious yachts to simple skiffs able […]