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“From Shore to Shore”: Exploring Boat Building on Long Island at Sayville Library with Long Island Traditions

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


“From Shore to Shore” exhibit, focusing on boat builders and boatyards of Long Island, will be on display at the Sayville Library starting January 2021. The exhibit features boat builders, both professional and amateur, dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. Some of the featured boat builders include Howard Pickerell, Paul Ketcham, the Scopinich family, Alan Steiger, Donn Costanzo, the Bayles Boat Shop workers, and the Harter brothers. Boatyards include Davison’s Boatyard, the Hanff Boatyard and Knutson’s Boatyard. On January 12, 2021, at 7 p.m., Nancy Solomon, director of Long Island Traditions and curator of the exhibit, will give a Zoom-based presentation on the research and creation of the exhibit, and the current situation of some of the boatyards and boat builders who are featured. The presentation will include historic photographs and video. The program is free via the Sayville Library, but online registration is required. Registration is open now until January 11, 2021.

About the Author
Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


Sayville Library
88 Greene Avenue
Sayville, New York 11782
(631) 589-4440


Long Island Traditions
(516) 767-8803