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    • Cow Bay Inn, Exterior

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Cow Bay Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns;
    • Located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington, Cow Bay Inn was named after Cow Bay, the original name for Manhasset Bay, while Port Washington was originally named Cow Neck. It enjoyed popularity in the 1930s, when it was owned by James Villani.
    • Grandpa Cocks With Day's Catch, ca. 1900

    • Baymen--Port Washington (N.Y.); Oystermen; Boats and boating; Sailing; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • In the early part of the 1900s, Manhasset Bay was the main source of livelihood to fishermen, oystermen and clam diggers such as Grandpa Cocks. Its later popularity as a yachting center began to impact these traditional occupations.
    • Louie's Shore Restaurant

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Shore Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Side view showing the restaurant's private dock where boaters are able to moor for access. Before its sale in 2002, Louie's Shore Restaurant, now known as Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, had been in the Zwerlein family for nearly 100 years and is a...
    • Marshall Marine Service, ca. 1947

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; A & R Marshall Marine Service, Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Harbors; Yachts and yachting; Engines; Stores and shops
    • A & R Marshall Marine Service, located at 403 Main Street in Port Washington from 1928 through 1964. This building, which had earlier been Bayview Hotel, burned down in 1947. In 1989 the site became part of Inspiration Wharf.
    • Cocks Family Fishing Party, ca. 1900

    • Fishing--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Waterfront activities--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • The Cocks family, a large, longtime local clan which included mill owners and the first two mayors of Port Washington North, pose alongside Baxter Estates beach.
    • Cow Bay Inn, Interior

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Cow Bay Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns;
    • Located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington, Cow Bay Inn was named after Cow Bay, the original name for Manhasset Bay, while Port Washington was originally named Cow Neck. It enjoyed popularity in the 1930s, when it was owned by James Villani.
    • Louie's Shore Restaurant

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Shore Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Located at 395 Main Street for nearly a century, Louie's started out in 1905 on a barge floating in Manhasset Bay. Now known as Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, the restaurant underwent a renovation and change of ownership in 2002.
    • Sands Point Light Station, Port Washington, L.I., 1908

    • Lighthouses; Navigation--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Waterways--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • William and Isaac Guggenheim, Howard Gould and William Bourke Cockran owned large estates on Sands Point in Port in 1908. Commuters and summer residents later began to move in to the area.
    • Memorial Day Parade

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Memorial Day; National holidays; Parades; New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life;
    • 1942 Memorial Day Parade in Port Washington [NY] as it passes in front of the Beacon Theater on Main Street. The officers on the motorcycles are Paul McMitchell and Elmer Smith.
    • Leiber Father and Son, ca. 1913

    • William C. Leiber, Jr.; Leiber Family--Port Washington (N.Y.); Airplanes--Models; Models and modelmaking;
    • William C. Leiber, Sr. and son Willie enjoying airplane modelmaking. Willlie Lieber later became an avid model-boat builder, boater, and speedboat racer.
    • Repairing the Sloop Hattie J, ca. 1895

    • Boats and boating; Sailing; Oystering--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Maritime traditions; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate;
    • John Lee (second from left) a carpenter, Elpert "Epp" Mackey (second from right) and fellow Port Washington baymen work on repairs to the sloop "Hattie J" after a severe Nor'easter.
    • Manhasset Bay Cove Dwelling, ca. 1900

    • Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.); Dwellings; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.)--Beaches and shores; Seafaring life--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating;
    • Port Washington waterfront near the entrance to Manhasset Isle was once home to dry-docked scows and boats such as the one shown here, owned by Louis Lehanka, local bayman.
    • Texaco Ad Photo of Albert Marshall, 1935

    • Advertising, Boats and boating; Photography, Commercial; Petroleum industry and trade; Texaco Marine--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Marshall Shipyard owner Albert R. Marshall, right, photographed at the Texaco Marine service station on Manhasset Bay in Port Washington for Texaco Marine Motor Oil print ad.
    • Sand Mining in Port Washington, 1948

    • Sand mines and mining; Photography, Aerial; Home construction--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and geography;
    • Aerial view of Port shows how significant local sand mining operations were to the landscape. In center foreground, home development near St. Peter of Alcantara Roman Catholic Church is prominent.
    • Marshall Shipyard, Port Washington, November, 1958

    • A & R Marshall Shipyard--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.); Shipbuilding; Boatbuilding; Yachts and yachting; Photography, Aerial;
    • Aerial view of Marshall Shipyard, 401 Main Street, ready for winter. Louie's Restaurant can be seen on the far right. The shipyard area was later developed as Inspiration Wharf.
    • Shore Road, Port Washington, 1948

    • Shore Road--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Photography, Aerial;
    • Aerial view of Shore Road just north of Mill Pond. Former location of Lewis Oil Company and barge depot are visible, as well as sand mine just behind present location of Soundview Shopping Center.
    • North Side of Main Street Business Section, Port Washington, Looking West, ca. 1999

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants; Ayhan's Shish-Kebab Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Red Door Antiques--Port Washington (N.Y.); Giles Antiques--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Lower Main Street showing Ayhan's Shish-Kebab restaurant in rt foreground at #283, built in 1880. Previously it was both Barney Jacobs' Dry Goods Store and the Old Homestead Restaurant. Next door, at #287-289, Red Door Antiques and Giles Antiques...
    • Memorial Day Parade

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Memorial Day; National holidays; Parades; New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protests, demonstrations, etc.;
    • Vietnam War protesters participate in the 1971 Memorial Day parade down Main Street in Port Washington [NY].
    • Spectators at the 1971 Port Washington Memorial Day Parade

    • New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban Life; Parades; National holidays; Memorial Day; Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns; Flobet Tavern--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Spectators along Main Street near Port Washington Blvd. watching 1971 Port Washington Memorial Day Parade in front of longstanding eatery Flobet Cafe, 43 Main Street.
    • Lions Club Boating Outing, ca. 1970

    • Lions Club--Port Washington (N.Y.); Men's Clubs; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Members of Port Washington Lions Club gather at the start of an annual end of the year boat ride. Founded in 1925, the group was known for its long span of charitable activity, including fundraising for research and creating Lions Field on Sandy...
    • Waterwitch after the Hurricane of 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms; boats and boating--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Several come to observe the damage from the hurricane including these gentlemen who see the damage done to this boat, the Waterwitch.
    • Cobin & Cocks Inc.

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Home and office heating contractors; Cobin & Cocks Inc. - Port Washington (N.Y.); Heating; Oil burners;
    • Cobin & Cocks Inc., oil burner business located at 110 Main Street, Port Washington. In the 1920s, this address was considered among the most desirable Main Street locations.
    • Edward C. Davis, Central Meat Market

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops - Port Washington (N.Y.); Central Meat Market - Port Washington (N.Y.); Meat industry and trade;
    • The Edward C. Davis Central Meat Market was located at 292 Main Street. In this photo, the man on the left is Frederick Hamm, nephew to legendary Port Washington mail carrier Susie Brunner. Hamm later became a master plumber and opened a large...
    • Railroad Commuters at L.I.R.R. Station, Port Washington, ca. 1937

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Railroads--Buildings; Long Island Rail Road Station Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and travel; Railways; Trains, Railroad; Electric railroads; Labor supply; Men--Employment;...
    • Commuter pick up in Port Washington after work day in Manhattan, ca. 1937--cars and pedestrians in front of the station located on Main Street. In 1937, Port Washington was experiencing rapid growth in both population and the local businesses to...
    • Beacon Theatre Scrap Metal Drive, ca. 1942, Port Washington, New York

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); War--economic aspects; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; Theaters--Port Washington (N.Y.); Movies; Metalwork;
    • WWII civilian scrap metal drive results are gathered in front of the Beacon Theatre. Local residents responded to the slogan "Let's beat the 'pans' off the Nazis!" The Beacon Theatre was located at 116 Main Street, in the building later known as...
    • Main Street School Opening Day Parade, September, 1909, Center View

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Streets; Schools; School children; Children; Students; Parades; Stores and shops; Real Estate business; F. B. Smith Real Estate - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Children and teachers marching up lower Main Street in Port Washington towards the new Main Street School for its grand opening on September 19, 1909. At the time, this dedication was the greatest event in the history of the community. Trolley...
    • Plaza Building

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Plaza Stationery--Port Washington (N.Y.); H. Katims Optometrist--Port Washington (N.Y.); Radio--Equipment and supplies; General Radio and Television--Port Washington (N.Y.); Duells...
    • Plaza Building, located at #72- 88 Main Street, Port Washington [NY], ca. 1948, housed several prominent local businesses, including Plaza Stationery (later Starbucks location) Duell's Meat Market and long-standing tenant H. Katims Optometrist,...
    • Port Sales Corporation, Interior.

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Automobiles; Studebaker automobile; Automobile--Design and construction; Stores and shops; Port Sales Corporation--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Interior of Port Sales Corporation, Port Washington [NY], showing 1950 Studebaker models. The 1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe, shown at right, marked a sharp break from earlier car designs with its center "nose" which mimicked futuristic...
    • Port Sales Corporation, Side View.

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Automobiles; Studebaker automobile; Stores and shops; Port Sales Corporation - Port Washington (N.Y);
    • Boat and Studebaker automobile showroom at the corner of Main Street and Central Drive. From this perspective, the Studebaker sign is visible. This photo dates from 1949, when the 1950 Studebaker models, showing radical revisions and styling...
    • Port Sales Corporation - Front View

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Sales and shops; Port Sales Corporation--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Automobiles; Studebaker automobile;
    • Boat and car showroom, ca. 1949, at the corner of Main Street and Central Drive in Port Washington [NY]. From this perspective, the "Boats" sign is visible on the building's northwest corner.

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