Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Friday, December 14, 2007


Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 2 pm Frank Braynard Commemorative SailCelebrate the 30th anniversary of Frank Braynard's Two Shining Achievements of 1976: New York's Tall Ship OpSail Bicentennial and the Around Long Island Regatta. Starting at 2 pm onboard South Street Seaport Museum'sTall Ship.

Here's to one of the Great Story tellers from Saltaire.

Frank Braynard

See the Newsday obit:,0,3232116.story


Derf said...

I ran into the Mckibbin family on Main St in East Hampton today and we talked about Mr. Braynard. My family rented Frank Mina's house on Bay Prom and Surf whch was next door to the Braynard's, the Mckibbins were another 4-5 houses to the south on Surf Walk as well. Everyone had nice things to say about Mr. Braynard and his family. I remember their house well, bright red with white trim. said...

I rented the Braynard house for July 1987. The Braynards were gracious landords. When we left I left as a gift a ceramic tile with a picture of a tall ship and Frank wrote back a very nice thank you note. It was a beautiful Coffey house with hardwood floors and a nice fireplace. And It had lots of nice nautical images and books and sketches he had drawn of Saltaire scenes.