Red Hook’s historic Lehigh Barge #79 will play host to the exhibit From Shore to Shore, which explores the worlds of craftsmen and the places where boats and ships are still being worked on today. Thirteen exhibition panels, accompanying audio video interviews and a timeline highlight profiles of master craftsmen, their tools and the historic boat yards where they work.
On May 3rd from 2 to 4 pm there will be a reception featuring curators Nancy Solomon and Tom Van Buren along with invited boat builders, boatyard owners, and waterfront preservation specialists.
Featured boat builders and boatyards in the Shore to Shore exhibit include: Peterson Boatyard (Upper Nyack), Rocking the Boat (Bronx) and Consolidated Yacht (City Island), Hanff Boatyard (Greenport), Ida May Project (Oyster Bay) and Bayles Boatyard (Port Jefferson), Toomey Boatyard (Amityville), South Bay Boat Repair (Patchogue), Harter Brothers (Bellmore), Davison’s Boatyard (East Rockaway) Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding (Greenport), and Knutson’s Boatyard (Huntington).
The event will be held at the Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Rsvp at (718) 624-4719. The program is free.