Boat Restoration Volunteer- Alice V Project

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Long Island Maritime Museum

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A brief restoration of Long Island Maritime Museum's historic vessel, Alice V , will begin in early spring 2020.

Alice V was designed and build in 1908 by Martinus Smith for Alanson Payne and named for her daughter, Alice Victoria. Build as a gaff-rigged sloop, she was used as a Fire Island ferry and for oystering from the time of her construction until 1922. In the 1920s, she was converted to power. It is assumed that the present cabin/ cockpit configuration was completed with the conversion to power. The hull has never been altered from the original construction.

Volunteers are sought to work on this project. Work to be done includes stripping the hull of years of paint, some refastening, fairing hull, and painting of the entire boat. The work will be done in her current location of the Museum's Everitt-Lawrence Small Craft Building. It is the goal to complete the work in several months if enough volunteers can be secured.

If you would like to contribute time and effort into this much needed project, please contact Erin Becker, Volunteer Coordinator at or at 631-854-4974.

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88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796, US

Mission Statement

The stated purpose of the museum shall be: To preserve Long Island's maritime history and heritage for educational purposes. To purchase, collect, restore and preserve boats, vessels and related equipment having to do with past and present maritime activities of Long Island, including but not limited to shipbuilding, whaling, shell fishing, commercial and sport fishing, wild fowling, pleasure and competitive boating, watercraft and the ethnic heritage pertaining there to. To restore, preserve, interpret, display and exhibit watercraft of historical interest, models of ships and small craft, tools and implements of the maritime crafts and trades, wild fowling decoys, paintings, prints, maps, charts, and books, and displays featuring wildlife.


The Long Island Maritime Museum was founded in 1966 and is located on the historic West Sayville waterfront. The museum grounds, once part of the Meadow Edge estate of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Hard, is now comprised of fourteen acres and nine historic buildings. Charged with the mission of preserving Long Island’s maritime history and heritage for educational purposes, the Museum has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 50 years.

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Long Island Maritime Museum88 West AveWest Sayville, NY 11796




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