BBP Heritage Association
~ July 2018 Newsletter ~
It is with pleasure and pride that we announce that The Bayport Heritage Association has merged with our neighbors in Blue Point to form the Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association. The two communities have been closely connected through history in so many ways, so after many discussions, the decision was made by the executive board to merge the communities to make one association. Since the association is chartered by the NYS Department of Education as an educational entity, there was some paperwork to do to officially change the name and add Blue Point. That work was done by the firm of Ingerman Smith with Chris Clayton Esq. a Blue Pointer and association member and Steven Goodstadt Esq. We thank the gentleman for their pro bono work on our behalf. You should have already received our official announcement card in your U.S. mail. Join us for upcoming events, weekend tours or join membership today!
Historic Plaque marker
4th graders visit Meadow Croft
Concert in the Park
flyer for membership
Thanks to the efforts of one of our Board members, Dennis Fagan, a post card flyer has been sent out to all of the households in Bayport and Blue Point. This postcard has information about membership, upcoming events, our mission and contact information.
Special thanks go to James Neville for the logo and Maureen at Fantasticgraphicsusa.com for the flyer design. Please join our membership drive to help keep the history of our communities alive and preserved for future generations! Thanks Dennis!
**Please note that the concert date is July 12th for JK Hodge.
The moonlight cruise on the bay is back by popular demand and will be launching on Thursday, July 26, 2018. We are pleased to bring back the historic cruise which ran for many years leaving from the Sayville ferry terminal on Brown's River and heading out to the Great South Bay. The cruise will leave from the Fire Island ferry terminal at 6:00 PM and head out to the bay. You must be on the ferry by 5:45.
If you have not sent in your money to secure your spot, please do so as we have until July 11th to secure the needed 55 seats or the cruise will be cancelled.
Cruise will begin from the Sayville Ferry dock on Brown's River. We will cruise out to the bay as John Amato and Frank Geibfreid team up to highlight the historic sites along the shore in Bayport and Blue Point. The boat will then head up the Connetquot River and make a stop at the Snapper Inn for cocktails. We will head back to Brown's River under a beautiful full moon and dock at 9:30. Tickets are $30.00 pp which includes the cruise only. Cocktails at the Snapper are on your own. You are allowed to bring some snacks in a cooler on the ferry (no alcohol). Cruisers will park at the Sayville Ferry freight parking lot free of charge. Please send checks made payable to the Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association and an old-fashioned hand written note with the names of those sailing, phone and email addresses and the correct total on the check. You can send your payment and this information to: BBPHA PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705 or go to our website to pay with Pay Pal. www.BayportBluePointHeritage.org
In the event of rain, the trip will be cancelled. Hope you can join us!
Bayport Blue Point HS Scholarship Winner
Camp Tabat display
On June 22nd, the BBPHA hosted an informal discussion and a grand display of memorabilia from the local camp know as Camp Tabat. Jen Economos, one of our Board members asked her Aunt Linda Tabat to share the historical artifacts in a display at Meadow Croft. The Tabat family and friends came out to support this endeavor and a photo of the family can be found below.
Camp Tabat was a summer day camp located on Boylan Lane in Blue Point on the Great South Bay. It started in 1947 and children from 3 years and up joined in on the many activities both on land and sea! Today people have many fond memories of Camp Tabat a part of our local history! Come to Meadow Croft on Saturday's or Sunday's from 2:00-4:00 to take a tour of Meadow Croft and see this amazing display! Thanks Jen and Aunt Linda for sharing.