Since 1987 we have been interviewing local tradition bearers and community historians to understand how the South Shore has changed over time. Long Island Traditions has an extensive archive of over 300 taped interviews that are available to researchers. As you listen to some of the stories in the pages that follow, you will notice that the sound quality varies, depending on where the interview took place and what type of recording equipment was used. Site locations varied from people’s living rooms, to outside on baymen’s garveys and trawler boats, using early cassette tape recorders to today’s modern MP3 recorders. In 2007 Long Island Traditions received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to convert its tape recordings to digital and audio cd files.
You can listen to the audio files on your computer or other device. If you would like a copy of the entire interview contact us for more information. The recordings are copyright protected so any unauthorized use will be subject to investigation.
We hope you enjoy listening to these revealing interviews and stories, and invite you to contribute your own. In addition join us in our quest to provide exciting and stimulating photographs of your favorite maritime sites.