“Salt Water People” Play Reading at Oyster Bay Historical Society

by FIN |

As part of the Waterfront Heroes exhibit, celebrating those who preserve New York’s maritime heritage, Long Island Traditions is proud to present a staged reading of “Salt Water People” by American Lore Theater at the Oyster Bay Historical Society on November 3 2019 at 2 p.m.   The play, by Jake Rosenberg, loosely based on Peter Matthiessen’s book, “Men’s Lives,” … Full Story

Long Island Decoy Carving

by Shoshanna M. |

Decoy carving has a long history on Long Island, one that stretches back to the colonial period when native peoples and colonists hunted waterfowl to sustain them during the winter months when ducks migrated from the Mid Atlantic states to Canada. Hunters carved decoys from cork and wood to attract the waterfowl to the bay waters. Today there are hunters … Full Story

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Bayman in Bronze

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By Savannah Doviak   BABYLON, NY: Babylon Village residents have proposed a bayman statue to honor the rich history of clamming, a trade with deep roots in the Great South Bay, now nearly extinct. “We have a steering committee which reaches across a broad spectrum of folks interested in our waterfront heritage as well as its future,” explained Bayman Committee … Full Story