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Book Talk: Local history uncovered via sailboat
June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
„Archipelago New York“ – Local history uncovered via sailboat
an illustrated book talk with Thomas Halaczinsky, followed by a book signing
With his 30-foot sailboat, Thomas Halaczinsky started from the coast of Brooklyn and went through Long Island Sound toward Greenport and beyond. From this 3000 nautical mile journey, Thomas brings back unique photography, historical facts and insight into what a sense of place actually means for islanders like us. His book, “Archipelago New York”, is a modern day exploration tracing Adriaen Block’s 1614 journey as the first European who mapped the island world of New York, proving that Long Island is, in fact, an island. Thomas Halaczinsky reveals local maritime history as well as current issues related to Long Island’s waterfront and the smaller islands in its vicinity. Come see his stunning photography taken from a sailboat, learn why you can’t visit Gardiners Island and Plum Island for very different reasons, and hear the story of an African prince enslaved on Fishers Island.