Long Island Traditions has announced the release of TravelStorys; a series of self-guided cell phone tours focusing on Long Island’s historical and contemporary sites of cultural significance.
The Long Island Back Story section featured on the TravelStorys app offers users the chance to hear stories of hurricane survival, tales of rum running, stories of boat building for the coast guard and many other legends of local lore that are often left unheard.
TravelStorys offers self-guided cell phone tours that allow users to hear these narratives as they travel through the regions or remotely if located in other regions. Each tour stop includes a story about the place from a local resident along with historic and contemporary photographs. Using first person narratives to introduce visitors to the region, LI Traditions developed a south shore maritime tour that focuses on the region’s maritime and cultural heritage and traditions.
Examples of Long Island tour stops include the Weeks Boatyard in Patchogue, Bay Houses of Lido Beach, the shores of Babylon post Hurricane Sandy and the Scopinich family boatyard in Freeport.
For more information, or to download the app, click here.
Photo of Early Years of Freeport provided.