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Historian and former Newsday staff writer Bill Bleyer will offer highlights of his latest book, “Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History,” the first complete maritime history of Long Island, to be published by The History Press on April 8. He will discuss development of submarines and torpedoes, the landing of Pan Am Clippers in Port Washington, the world’s most innovative whaling captain, and more.
Bill Bleyer was a prizewinning staff writer for Newsday, the Long Island daily newspaper, for thirty-three years before retiring in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines.
He is coauthor, with Harrison Hunt, of Long Island and the Civil War (The History Press, 2015). He is the author of Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House (The History Press, 2016); Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon (The History Press, 2017), and Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History, to be published by The History Press next month.
Bleyer is also an adjunct professor at Webb Institute, the naval architecture college in Glen Cove.