Priscilla (Long Island Sound Oyster Sloop)

Waterfront, Long Island Maritime Museum, 84 West Ave., West Sayville, New York



Priscilla is a classic Long Island Sound and Great South Bay oyster dredging sloop. Built in 1888 during the peak of the United States oyster industry, she is the oldest and only sailing work boat to survive from the Great South Bay oyster fleet, and is an outstanding representative of the early form of oyster sloop, a type that dates to the 1830s. Priscilla's hull is a typical example of the hundreds of sloops engaged in the northern oyster industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is described as a true "south-sider," that is, a sloop from the southern shore of Long Island Sound. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 17, 2006

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Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 2006
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