BOOK & BOTTLE Event
Little Known Aspects of Long Island’s Maritime History
With author Bill Bleyer
Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits!
Includes Book Sale & Signing!
RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100
The author-historian will offer highlights from his latest book, Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History (History Press, 2019), the first complete maritime history of Long Island, including discussions of the development of submarines and torpedoes, the landing of Pan Am Clippers in Port Washington, and the world’s most innovative whaling captain, among other topics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Bleyer was a prize-winning staff writer for Newsday for thirty-three years before retiring in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines. He is coauthor, with Harrison Hunt, of Long Island and the Civil War, and author of Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House, Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon, and Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History.