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Book Talk: Local history uncovered via sailboat
May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Based on his new book, “Archipelago New York”, 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.
German-born photographer, writer and filmmaker Thomas Halaczinsky explored these places via a 30-foot sailboat, the Sojourn: He started from the coast of Brooklyn and went on through Long Island Sound and beyond. “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. 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.