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Boating with the Baymen: Working the Waters of Long Island
Focus on Freeport
Sunday, May 31, 2–5 p.m..
Long Island Traditions—dedicated to documenting, presenting, and preserving the maritime traditions of recreational and commercial fishermen—is sponsoring two tours that explore the maritime traditions of Freeport. “Boating with the Baymen” will hold its first Freeport tour on Sunday, May 31 from 2–5 p.m.
The spring/summer tour for the season explores the traditions of fishermen and baymen, and bay house owners including the legendary Bob Doxsee of Doxsee Sea Clam in Point Lookout, bay house owners and boat builders John Remsen, Sr. and his son John Remsen, Jr., and Freeport baymen Joey Scavone, Collin Weyant, and Lucas Krucher. There will also be live acoustic music by The Gold Coast duet.
Themes of the tour will include “looking backwards” and “bay houses” led by Doxsee and John Remsen Sr.; “working the waters,” including Remsen Jr., Scavone, Krucher, and Weyant; and “the next generation” focusing on Scavone, Krucher, and Weyant.
The tour takes place on board the Miss Freeport, located at 85 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport.
Tickets are $40/adult, $20/children under 16, with discounts for Long Island Traditions members. Space is limited and reservations are required! LI Traditions members can reserve their spots beginning March 23rd. All other can reserve beginning April 20. To reserve your spot, please first call Long Island Traditions at (516) 767-8803.
To pay for your tickets visit http://www.longislandtraditions.org/pages/events.html
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.