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The Long Island Maritime Museum?s newly restored oyster
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The Long Island Maritime Museum’s newly restored oyster sloop, Priscilla, is giving passengers a two-hour tour of the Great South Bay on a ship that was used in the 1800s to dredge up oysters. Volunteer crew members do all the heavy lifting — sit back and watch the wind fill the sails. Reservations required
631-494-9888, sailpriscilla.org). (May 27, 2011)(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

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The Priscilla oyster sloop

Priscilla, the oldest survivor of a fleet of South Shore oyster dredging sloops, is 60 feet long with a 14-foot bean and was built in 1888. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville.