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“Shellfish Garden” is Subject of New Book
- 07/27/2009

Arcadia Publishing

Elly Shodell is the author of Port Washington, the newest addition in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing.

Port Washington is located 17 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s North Shore. Once known as the “shellfish garden” of New York City, it is known for its bounteous bays, yachting and boatbuilding, celebrity residents, and pioneering aviation activities. Immigration, technology, economic changes, and geographical forces shaped Port Washington over the years.

Shodell regards the book as a “reminder of the importance of preserving the written word and original photographs in this exciting new age of digital information.”

All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Port Washington Public Library Local History Center.

Highlights of Port Washington:
• Includes Port Washington’s sand mining industry and the making of the subways, sidewalks and skyscrapers of the metropolis
• Features famous politicians, public figures, actors, writers, performers and entrepreneurs
• Explains ethnic diversity and architectural extremes
• Shows early planes, trains and automobiles on Long Island

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.




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