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Book Talk: Local history uncovered via sailboat
July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Based on his new book, “Archipelago New York”, Thomas Halaczinsky reveals local stories that have not been told too often – from the adventures of privateer Captain Kidd to an African prince enslaved on Fishers Island to the efforts of renaming the so-called “Negroe Heads”, two large rocks on Long Island Sound’s Connecticut coast across from Oyster Bay. German-born photographer, writer and filmmaker Thomas Halaczinsky explored these places via a 30-foot sailboat: 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 stunning photography, historical facts and insight into what a sense of place actually means for islanders like us.