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.
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)
Capt. Michael Caldwell and Priscilla, the oldest survivor of a fleet of South Shore oyster dredging sloops. The Priscilla is 60 feet long with a 14-foot beam and was built in 1888. (Aug. 3, 2011)
The Long Island Maritime Museums restoration of historic 122-year-old oyster sloop, Priscilla, goes for her first sail on the Great South Bay. (May 11, 2010)