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An old wooden sail boat having repairs done at Hanff's Boatyard, where wooden boats are made and refurbished in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

Staying afloat

Exhibit on local boatyards details craft tradition and struggle to preserve history

An old wooden sail boat having repairs done
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An old wooden sail boat having repairs done at Hanff's Boatyard, where wooden boats are made and refurbished in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

A worker repairs a wooden sail boat at
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A worker repairs a wooden sail boat at Hanff's Boatyard where wooden boats are made and refurbished in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

Hanff's Boatyard, where wooden boats are made and
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Hanff's Boatyard, where wooden boats are made and refurbished in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

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Block pulleys hang from the ceiling in workshop
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Block pulleys hang from the ceiling in workshop at Hanff's Boatyard, where wooden boats are made and refurbished in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

A sailboat being prepared to go into the
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A sailboat being prepared to go into the water at Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

The work area used to repair boats at
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The work area used to repair boats at the Paul Ketcham Boatyard in Amityville. (June 18, 2013)

The work area used to repair boats at
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The work area used to repair boats at the Paul Ketcham Boatyard in Amityville. (June 18, 2013)

Paul Ketcham, owner of Paul Ketcham Boatyard in
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Paul Ketcham, owner of Paul Ketcham Boatyard in Amityville, working on a wooden boat in his shop. (June 18, 2013)

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A private social hall is also part of
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A private social hall is also part of Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

A private social hall, where liquor is served,
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A private social hall, where liquor is served, is also part of Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

Chains, a pulley and an American flag hang
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Chains, a pulley and an American flag hang from the ceiling in the workshop at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard co-owner Kevin Week
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Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard co-owner Kevin Week gets a sailboat prepared to go into the water. (June 14, 2013)

Artist Cindy Pease Roe paints marinas and seascapes
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Artist Cindy Pease Roe paints marinas and seascapes in her studio and gallery at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

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The inside of one of the barns where
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The inside of one of the barns where most of the repair work is done at Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

A sailboat ready for the summer at Frank
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A sailboat ready for the summer at Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

A worker cuts a piece of wood while
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A worker cuts a piece of wood while repairing a wooden sail boat at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are
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Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

The barns where most of the repair work
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The barns where most of the repair work is done at Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

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An old sailboat sitting in storage at the
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An old sailboat sitting in storage at the Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

Wooden boats in need of repair at Frank
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Wooden boats in need of repair at Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. (June 14, 2013)

A couple of old sailboat steering wheels sitting
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A couple of old sailboat steering wheels sitting in the social hall at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

Rails are used instead of the lift marine
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Rails are used instead of the lift marine to put the boats in the water at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

A kayak in the workshop at Hanff's Boatyard
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A kayak in the workshop at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport, where wooden boats are made and refurbished. (June 12, 2013)

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Artist Cindy Pease Roe paints marinas and seascapes
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Artist Cindy Pease Roe paints marinas and seascapes in her studio and gallery at Hanff's Boatyard in Greenport. (June 12, 2013)

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