The Long Island Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, is home to three landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places: The Priscilla Modesty oyster sloops and the Rudolph Oyster House. The Priscilla is available for public sails. For more information, call 631-494-9888, or visit limaritime.org.
Capt. Michael Caldwell and Priscilla, the oldest survivor
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) (Credit: Carl Corry)
The Modesty oyster sloop, pictured here in 1985
The Modesty oyster sloop, pictured here in 1985 at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville, was built in 1923. It currently being restored at the museum. (1985) (Credit: Long Island Maritime Museum)
The Modesty oyster sloop, located at the Long
The Modesty oyster sloop, located at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville, was built in 1923. It currently being restored at the museum. (Aug. 4, 2011) (Credit: Carl Corry)

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The Long Island Maritime Museum’s newly restored oyster
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)
The Long Island Maritime Museums restoration of historic
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) (Credit: Photo by KEVIN P. COUGHLIN)
A nautical scene at the Long Island Maritime
A nautical scene at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. (Credit: Photo courtesy of LIMW)
The annual boat show at the Long Island
The annual boat show at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville has focused on vintage wood boats from the 1800s through 1960. (Credit: Handout Photo)
The Rudolph Oyster House is an example of
The Rudolph Oyster House is an example of a late 19th Century, early 20th Century seafood processing plant on the South Shore of Long Island. The building is located on the Long Island Maritime Museum property in West Sayville. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Aug. 3, 2011) (Credit: Carl Corry)

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The interior of the Rudolph Oyster House, located
The interior of the Rudolph Oyster House, located at the Long Island Maritime Museum property in West Sayville. The building is an example of a late 19th Century, early 20th Century seafood processing plant on the South Shore. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Aug. 3, 2011) (Credit: Carl Corry)