Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ida May Oyster Boat

The next project for the Oyster Bay Waterfront Center is the restoration of the 1925 oyster boat Ida May. She was donated by the Frank M Flower & Sons Inc shellfish company. The Waterfront Center hopes to restore her through donations, grants, and volunteer efforts as they did with the oyster sloop Christeen. The boat is presently located on the grounds of the Waterfront Center, just east of the main building. Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot: Ida May To Undergo Restoration Newsday: 1887 Frank M Flower Company Founded Map SOUNDBOUNDER: Oyster Sloop Christeen

5 comments:

Steve B said...

This will be great if they can pull off the restoration. We still have a couple of boats from this era afloat.

matthew houskeeper said...

In some ways I am a little bit skeptical. But they did such a terrific job with the Christeen that I think it is a legitimate pursuit.
Then again,the economy was much healthier then. Plus the word "restoration" is a broad term. There will probably be very little that is original when it is done.

The Tallmadge Bros. fleet in Norwalk and Bridgeport still have some very old boats. Maybe not from the 1920's, but some are from the 1930's.

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Anonymous said...

Where has the boat gone to? It was looking more & more derelict. The mast had also collapsed. It no longer is in it's present location. They may do a replica, but restoration is very questionable

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfZU0mtCpFU