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 at 2 pm.
The spring/summer tour for the season explores the traditions of fishermen and baymen, and bay house owners including 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. 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 families and groups.
Space is limited and reservations are required! To reserve your spot call Long Island Traditions at (516) 767-8803 or visit www.longislandtraditions.org. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts.