Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition

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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.
ISBN: 9781467145213
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Images: 86
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Nancy Solomon is the executive director of Long Island Traditions, based in Port Washington. She is the author of On the Bay: Bay Houses & Maritime Culture of Long Island, West Meadow Beach: A Portrait of a Long Island Beach Community and Traditional Architecture of Long Island: A Teacher Resource Guide. She is 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.
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