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Great Yachts of Long Island Lecture — SOLD OUT!!!

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Great Yachts of Long Island — SOLD OUT AS OF 9/13

Special Illustrated Lecture at Coe Hall, Planting Fields

By Dr. Robert B. MacKay

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

At the turn of the twentieth century Long Island’s North Shore was the most prized residential area of the United States. This was where captains of industry and financial titans built lavish estates on the bluffs and bays across from the shoreline of New York City where they worked. With Long Island Sound literally in their backyards the Astors, Morgans, Goulds, Roosevelts and Vanderbilts commissioned fast, luxurious yachts which they used for everything from commuting to the city to racing and voyaging. Dr. MacKay’s presentation explores this extraordinary world of fabulous boats, many of which were built on the Island.

This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Sporting Life on Long Island: The Great Estates Era” which will be open before and after the Sunday lecture, and continues daily through October 1st.  Robert B. MacKay, a North Shore sailor who remembers some of the last of the great yachts, received his doctorate in American and New England studies from Boston University in 1980 and has written extensively about Long Island country houses and commuting yachts.

Lecture 4 pm – Wine and cheese after lecture – FREE ADMISSION

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Planting Fields
1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
NY, NY 11771 United States
Phone:
(516) 922-8600
Website:
www.plantingfields.org

Organizer

Jennifer Lavella
Phone:
(516) 922-8678
Email:
Jlavella@plantingfields.org
Website:
www.plantingfields.org
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