August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 232
Name: S.N. 1 at the Tookers Boatyard
Type: Modern
Date: 26 Jun 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.1.0-S
Inventory Name: Newey-Tooker Boat Yard
Address: 22 Newey Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030626/D030626 001

Comment: Part of the Newey-Tooker Boat Yard is being used as a modern boatyard operated by John Taylor as "S.N. 1 at the Tookers Boatyard"

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Photo ID: 233
Name: Carman's River Maritime Center
Type: Modern
Date: 26 Jun 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.1.0-S
Inventory Name: Newey-Tooker Boat Yard
Address: 22 Newey Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030626/D030626 005

Comment: The Carmans River Maritime Center operates an educational facility for the building, restoration and repair of wooden boats and to sustain maritime skills and traditions, particularly those associated with Brookhaven Hamlet and Great South Bay.

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Photo ID: 234
Name: Boatyard slips
Type: Modern
Date: 26 Jun 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.1.0-S
Inventory Name: Newey-Tooker Boat Yard
Address: 22 Newey Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030626/D030626 003

Comment:

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Photo ID: 231
Name: Sam Newey
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.1.0-S
Inventory Name: Newey-Tooker Boat Yard
Address: 22 Newey Lane
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: Left: Sam Newey; right: Al Hotchkin; with eel pots.

From Bigelow:

No doubt the best known Brookhaven shipbuilder was Captain Samuel Newey, who turned out boats of all description from his shipyard near the end of Beaver Dam Road. He started to build boats in 1900. Having sold to the Vacuum Oil Company a 65-foot freighter he had built for himself, he subsequently built fourteen tankers which went to India and Africa. He built sloops, yachts, yawls; boats for ferrymen, boats for the oil trade, commercial draggers equipped with heavy booms and hoisting gear, and little sailboats for the younger generation who wanted to race.

In 1924 alone, 54 boats were built in Captain Newey's yard, many of these being of the Shore Bird class for the Westhampton Beach Yacht Squadron. He built the 87-foot Ocean Beach ferry in the 1920's and the same year, the 70-foot Howard E. Harrin, a party fishing boat. He drew no plans, nor made half models in scale, as Gil Smith did, but just went ahead and built; he always was of the opinion that, "anyway, no one could see both sides of the boat at once."

For the larger boats, when it came to launching time, he used house moving equipment, sliding the boats on rails, turning the corner of his lane into Beaver Dam Road, thence into Carmans River, and launching them sideways. …

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