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Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson
It would have been difficult to find an adult male in mid-19th Century Port Jefferson who wasn't employed in building wooden vessels. It was a time when Long Island was a major ship producer, and Port Jefferson was the local industry's capital. The village turned out 327 wooden vessels between the late 1700s and 1884, and during the peak years of construction in the 1850s, when the village's population was about 300, there were 12 shipyards.
Photo: The Martha Jefferson cruise boat is seen in Port Jefferson (Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez)
It would have been difficult to find an adult male in mid-19th Century Port Jefferson who wasn't employed in building wooden vessels. It was a time when Long Island was a major ship producer, and Port Jefferson was the local industry's capital. The village turned out 327 wooden vessels between the late 1700s and 1884, and during the peak years of construction in the 1850s, when the village's population was about 300, there were 12 shipyards.
Photo: The Martha Jefferson cruise boat is seen in Port Jefferson (Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez)
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  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

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    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads. On Friday, straphangers can expect express trains 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, D, F, N and Q will run local in various sections of their routes. The...
  • LI Woman Found Dead Inside Submerged Car

    LI Woman Found Dead Inside Submerged Car
    Police on Long Island are investigating the death of a woman who was found in a submerged car in Port Jefferson Thursday morning. According to authorities, Suffolk county police officers responded to the Town of Brookhaven boat ramp, located at West...
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