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    • Railroad's Morning Express for New York, Port Washington, L.I., ca. 1910

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Railways; Trains; Railroads--Buildings; Long Island Railroad Station--Port Washington (N.Y.); New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad--Long Island (N.Y.); Nickel Plate Road--Long Island (N.Y.); Steam...
    • Long Island Rail Road "Morning Express" train, shown leaving Port Washington for New York via steam engine, ca. 1910. The line was electrified in 1913. The rail car on the adjacent track bears the name New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad,...
    • 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.
    • Monte Marshall With The Boat He Built, 1925

    • Boats and boating--Port Washington (N.Y.); Yachts and yachting; Motor yachts; Boat racing--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.);
    • Monte designed and built this speedboat when he was 22 years old. Sunset Park and the old Police Station are in the background. Marshall is seen filling the gas tank at Socony Gas Station across from the Town Dock.
    • 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.
    • Ed Willis (left) and the Crew of the Sandbagger Sloop "Nola"

    • Boats and boating; Sailing--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Yachts and yachting; Oystering--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • Popular in the 1800s as a work vessel, a sandbagger sloop could also be used as pleasure craft. Ed Willis later crewed on "Ace" with his friend, legendary yachtman Adrian Iselin II, winning the first ever Bacardi Cup race regatta in 1927.
    • 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.
    • Workers on the William Bourke Cockran Estate

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Labor--Sands Point (N.Y.); Household employees; Social conditions; Water sports; Leisure; Recreation;
    • Members of Gert Crampton Nicoll's family enjoying the summer on the William Bourke Cockran Estate in Sands Point, New York. Nicoll's father was superintendent of the estate from the 1890s to 1920.
    • 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.
    • Port Washington, Aerial View, ca. 1925

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Aerial views--Port Washington (N.Y.); Hempstead Harbor (N.Y.); Sands Point (N.Y.);
    • The ideal location of Port Washington from a southerly perspective is shown--east of Manhasset Bay and west of Hempstead Harbor, with Sands Point on Long Island Sound in background.
    • 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...
    • Locust Grove, ca. 1900

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manorhaven Village (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.) Goodwins Sandbank--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sandbanks; Sand mines and mining; Recreation;
    • Artist's rendering of ca. 1900 Port Washington and neighboring Manhasset Bay Waterfront areas. Around the turn of the century Locust Grove flourished on the shores of what is now the village of Manorhaven.
    • 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.

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