Program Type:Local History
Explores the worlds of over 20 boat builders and 10 historic boatyards where boats and ships are built or maintained today. Boat builders include professionals, amateurs and volunteers, all dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. Featured boat builders and boatyards include Howard Pickerell, Paul Ketcham, the Scopinich family, Alan Steiger, Donn Costanzo, the Bayles Boat Shop workers, the Harter Brothers, along with Davison’s Boatyard, the Hanff Boatyard and Knutson’s Boatyard. Curator Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions will discuss the research behind the photographic exhibit currently on display at the library, and the current situation of some of the boatyards and the boat builders featured in the exhibit. Her presentation will include videos and historic photographs and will be live via ZOOM! (Registration required) You can also stop by the Library any time during the month of January to take a self-guided, socially distant tour of Long Island boat building in our gallery!