Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History (Hardcover)

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By Bill Bleyer, Billy Joel (Foreword by)
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For more than five centuries, the waterways surrounding Long Island have profoundly shaped its history. Familiar subjects of lighthouses, shipwrecks and whaling are found alongside oft-forgotten history such as Pan-American flying boats landing in Manhasset Bay in the early days of transatlantic flight. From the British blockade and skirmishes during the American Revolution to the sinking of merchant vessels by Germany in World War II, the sea brought wars to these shores. Gold Coast millionaires commuted in high-speed yachts to Manhattan offices as the island's wealth grew. Historian Bill Bleyer reveals Long Island's nautical bonds from the Native Americans to current efforts to preserve the region's maritime heritage.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540238405
ISBN-10: 1540238407
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: April 8th, 2019
Pages: 322
Language: English