Priscilla (Long Island Sound Oyster Sloop)

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The PRISCILLA is a classic Long Island Sound and Great South Bay oyster dredging sloop. Built in 1888 during the peak of the United States oyster industry, she is the oldest and only sailing work boat to survive from the Great South Bay oyster fleet, and is an outstanding representative of the early form of oyster sloop, a type that dates to the 1830s. Priscilla's hull is a typical example of the hundreds of sloops engaged in the northern oyster industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is described as a true south-sider, that is, a sloop from the southern shore of Long Island Sound. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Saxton, Elisha Architect

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Particulars for Priscilla (Long Island Sound Oyster Sloop):
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Other Description Long Island Sound Oyster Sloop
Area of Significance Maritime
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Boat Style Sloop
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th February 2006

Registry Name: Priscilla (Long Island Sound Oyster Sloop)
Registry Address: Waterfront, Long Island Maritime Museum, 84 West Ave.
Registry Number: 06000238
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: Saxton, Elisha
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Long Is. Sound Oyster Sloop
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Maritime history, Transportation, Commerce, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1888
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Water-related

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