Nancy Solomon Discusses Her Book "Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island"


Join us for an evening with the executive director of Long Island Traditions Nancy Solomon, as she speaks about and signs copies of her new book, Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required.

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From the North Shore to the South Shore and out to the East End, Long Island is home to a nationally recognized and historic boat building industry. The Steiger Craft boats of Bellport are a local household name, trusted for their ability to navigate the shallow bay waters of the South Shore. Freeport legend Al Grover sold boats around the world for generations, built Verity skiffs for gas-conscious consumers in the 1980s and holds the Guinness World Record for the first outboard motorboat crossing of the Atlantic. The Hanff and Clarke boat yards in Greenport are more than just world-class boat builders--at more than 150 years old, they are historic landmarks. Author and folklorist Nancy Solomon shares the history and stories behind Long Island's traditional boat yards and boat builders.

Nancy Solomon is the executive director of Long Island Traditions, based in Port Washington, a columnist for Voices, published by New York Folklore, and the Encyclopedia of American Studies Online. Solomon also works as a curator, historic preservation consultant, lecturer and more.

PLEASE NOTE: All books signed at this event must be purchased from Theodore's Books. If you purchase your book in advance of the event, please save your receipt.

Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition By Nancy Solomon, Foreword By Bill Bleyer (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467145213
Published: History Press - November 29th, 2021

Event address: 
17 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0000