Priscilla’s 130th Burth-day @ Long Island Maritime Museum
May 5 all-day

Priscilla is 130 years old this year!  You may celebrate by sailing aboard this glorious piece of history.  

On Saturday, April 7, 1888, Elisha Saxton launched his brand new working sloop Priscilla into the Patchogue River. Saxton had built Priscilla for George Rhinehart of Lawrence, New York, who named the boat after his wife Priscilla. From 1888 to 1963, Priscilla was owned and operated by several oystermen from Connecticut and New York. During these many years, she experienced many changes. The oystermen spoke of “Pris” as a fast, able, “smart” boat and a “money maker” because, unlike other boats, she could dredge as well in light and heavy winds.  Learn more…

The Long Island Chapter members will be assisting with this celebration and they will have an ACBS membership table and display at the Museum.  Contact Robert Williams, Lon g Island Chapter President at