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    • 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 Clam Shack, 1920

    • Louie's Clam Shack--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.); Seafood; Seafaring life;
    • Louie's Clam Shack, located near Port Washington Town Dock, was originally a floating barge out in Manhasset Bay. In 1916, Louie's owner Louis Zwerlein (shown at left along with his lobsterman and clam diggers) moved inland.
    • Clamdigging Near Sands Point Light, 1890

    • Clam diggers--Village of Sands Point (N.Y.); Clamming; Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sands Point Light--Village of Sands Point (N.Y.); Belmont estate Beacon Towers;
    • Clamdiggers gather clams at low tide along the Sands Point shoreline near the lighthouse, on property later owned by William Randolph Hearst. Located at the northern tip of the Sands Point peninsula, Sands Point Light and lighthouse date back to...
    • Custom House Building, ca. 1905

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Fishing--Port Washington; Seashore; Yachts and yachting; Sailors;
    • The Custom House building, an old waterfront shack located where Main Street runs into Manhasset Bay, stood for many years as a traditional landmark. A meeting place for sailors, yachtsmen, clam and oyster diggers and fishermen, it was situated...

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