Nautical Port Washington

Cross Currents: Life on the Water in Port Washington, NY

This short documentary film was produced by the Local History Center to give an overview of the rich history of nautical life in Port Washington.  From clamming to yacht clubs, let this video introduce you to the ways in which Manhasset Bay has shaped our town.  Then explore our nautical collections, featuring historical photos, documents, postcards, and maps.  Under Voices of the Bay, you’ll find short excerpts from our oral history recordings, with nautical experiences related in the voices of those who lived them. 

Enjoy your look into Nautical Port Washington!

Note:  To view the video in full-screen format, click the arrow button in the lower right-hand corner of the video player.