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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"     

                                                                                       -William JamesC.  Wm Ja

The Board of Directors of the Long Island Seaport & Eco Center sincerely hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and healthy during the pandemic. Here at the Bayles Boat shop we have been most fortunate in that all of our active volunteers have remained healthy while still continuing to support our projects on a limited schedule.    


Since the start of 2020 it has been a most challenging time. Our build & restoration projects, after a four month shutdown, slowed considerably under our self-imposed limited staffing guidelines.  Our fledgling Student & Youth Boatbuilding Program, shutdown throughout the '20  & '21 school terms, has finally restarted in October 2021. In addition, our major annual fundraising events, the Quick & Dirty Boat Building Competition and annual boat raffle , were once again held this August.  We feel we are now getting back on a feet again with new projects coming in but it as all taken a toll on our financial health.   


Fortunately, many of our annual Quick & Dirty event sponsors, plus some new sponsors, stepped up to help get us through the summer by renewing their annual contributions. Their generosity helped us beyond measure.  


Since our very beginning, our success in providing a community-based local resource has been made possible thanks to people just like you. Through your generous tax-deductible donation, no matter how great or small, we will truly be able to make a difference by continuing to provide programs aimed at benefiting the lives of both young and old alike. We are most grateful for any help you can provide and promise to continue doing our part to change lives for the better.

The Bayles Boat Shop truly is a community effort to be enjoyed by all.

Donations by check can be made out to “LISEC” and mailed to: 
LISEC/Bayles Boat Shop
101A East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Or you can contribute now by clicking on the link below:





We will also graciously accept in-kind donations such as power tools, shop equipment and more. Please view our wish list and contact us if you have these type resources to donate.

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