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Richard Welch discusses “An Island’s Trade: 19th Century Shipbuilding on Long Island at SC Historical Museum
August 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
An Island’s Trade: Nineteenth-Century Shipbuilding on Long Island will be the focus of a book discussion by author Richard Welch at the Suffolk County Historical Society.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 – 6:00 PM
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine and cheese.
RSVP requested: 631.727.2881 x106
Meet local historian and author Richard F. Welch, whose bookAn Island’s Trade: Nineteenth-Century Shipbuilding on Long Island will be the focus of a book discussion. Welch will take us on an exploration of Long Island’s most important shipbuilders and shipbuilding villages–including Greenport, Port Jefferson, Setauket, and Northport–during the industry’s rise and eventual decline. Ships built on Long Island ranged from big packets and cargo-carriers to coasting schooners and three-masters, sloops, and steamers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Richard F. Welch has taught American and military history at Long Island University and Farmingdale State College. He is the author of five books, the most recent being General Washington’s Commando: Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War (2014). He is also a trustee at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Dr. Welch received his Ph.D. in History from Stony Brook University.