On Tuesday August 23, 2011, the Seaford Historical Society hosted a fascinating, well-planned, and succinct talk by Nancy Solomon, author of two editions of On The Bay: Bay Houses and Maritime Culture. First published in 1992, the new revised edition is available from Long Island Traditions. The book includes photographs, explanations, history, and personal narratives.
The Seaford Historical Society's museum had a capacity audience of about eighty, many of whom, it was obvius, knew of the bay shacks first-hand. Their presence in Seaford goes back more than 120 years.
Below are some of my notes from the meeting, but the notes may contain errors. I will be glad for corrections.