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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Duck Hunting on Manhasset Bay, ca. 1950

    • Hunting--Port Washington (N.Y.); Duck Hunting--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shooting; Maritime traditions; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Legendary Port bayman Tom Kaelin (left) with New York State Game Warden Stanley Grom in front of Kaelin's hand-made duck blind. Kaelin, a life member of the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen's Club and 50-year member of Port Washington Volunteer Fire...
    • Commodore Corry's Legendary "Little Dipper," ca. 1938

    • Boats and boating--Port Washington (N.Y.); Yachts and yachting; Yacht clubs--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay Yacht Club; Shipbuilding; Boat racing;
    • One of the 22 original Star Class boats, "Little Dipper" was built in 1911 according to Corry's concept of an inexpensive, 22-foot yacht. "Little Dipper" went on to compete in and win many championships. Its transom, stem and tiller remain on...
    • John H. Whitney's Commuter Yacht "Aphrodite," ca. 1985

    • Boats and boating; Yachts and yachting; Motorboats; Motor yacht--Aphrodite; Shipbuilding--Port Washington (N.Y.); Purdy Boat Company--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Wanting a boat that would speed him to Wall Street, Whitney commissioned Purdy Boat Company to build the 74-foot yacht in 1936. Moored at Port Washington Yacht Club, the legendary "Aphrodite" was also used for entertaining celebrities and by FDR...

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