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DOWN THE WAYS THE WOODEN SHIP ERA WALKING TOUR - SATURDAY JUNE 1, 1:00 PM - ONE DAY ONLY!!!

Guided tour with historian Bev Tyler explores the history of shipbuilding in Setauket, NY. Guests will learn about shipbuilders, ship captains, and families prominent in Setauket’s maritime history. The walking tour explores the Dyer’s Neck-East Setauket Historic Shipbuilding District where coast-wise and ocean-going ships were built and where these local families, lived, worked and died. You will see the carpenter shop where the construction planning took place and visit the area where completed ships wintered over and where the bones of these ships rest today. This tour will be conducted at low tide so that the bones of the schooners will be uncovered in Scott’s Cove.

​As a special treat you will see the home where Benjamin Tallmadge, General Washington's intelligence chief was born as well as the location of the house where Anna Smith Strong lived during the Revolutionary War and where she setup her clothesline code to let Culper Spy Ring chief Abraham Woodhull know where Caleb Brewster was hiding with his whaleboat to bring spy messages across Long Island Sound to General Washington.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins MUST pay in cash at the start of tour.

​Location: Tours leave from the Town Dock on Shore Road, East Setauket. GPS users can enter 58 Shore Road, East Setauket for directions. The Dock is across the road from this address.

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