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OHS presents an “Iceboating Roundtable”

Saturday, September 12 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Free



When: Saturday, 9/12 at 10am – Where: Old Point Schoolhouse porch, Village Lane, Orient NY


This “Iceboating Roundtable” complements OHS’s current “Iceboating in Oysterponds” exhibition–in the Schoolhouse–featuring the impressive Red Bird iceboat (built c. 1850) surrounded by many photographs depicting iceboating in Orient harbor and on Hallock’s Bay as well as other winter activities.


Featured panelists:


Michael Acebo‘s vocations have included instructor, course director for CO Outward Bound School; Grand Canyon River guide; instructor in whitewater kayaking, backcountry winter mountaineering/skiing, rock climbing, sailing, mountain rescue, and scuba rescue. Undertook a two-year traditional wooden boat building apprenticeship in, Bath ME. Boat Builder/repairman; keel fabricator, Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook, CT; major re-fits on racing yachts; construction of “Retaliation” for Dennis Connor/SORC campaign; keel fabricator and fairing boss for America Cup yacht “Magic.” 35-year career as General Manager in charge of development at Brewer Yacht Yard and Brewer Stirling Harbor in Greenport. In his spare time (!), Mike’s avocations include boat-, kayak-, and iceboat-building; bicycle riding; sailing; car maintenance; hanging out on the porch with his wife; and traveling in the winter from ME to MI chasing ice.


Doug Hardy, a Southold resident since 1960, is now retired after a nearly 50-year career as a professor of marine science. A former member of Southold’s Conservation Advisory Council, Doug has long been an advocate for conscientious shoreline management and insuring the public’s right to lateral beach navigation and access. Regarding the topic at hand, Doug readily acknowledges the fact that virtually everything he knows about iceboating he learned from the late Bob Reeves, one of the North Fork’s preeminent iceboating authorities and practitioners.


Richard Gluckman is founding partner of NYC-based Gluckman Tang Architects and a North Fork resident for 40 years. Aside from his firm’s focus on cultural, educational and hospitality projects across the globe, Richard has left an impression on the East End as well, having designed the award-winning Walter De Maria and Isamu Noguchi pavilions in Bridgehampton and numerous residences on both Forks. Gluckman Tang Architects completed the 2021 Masterplan Study for the Oysterponds Historical Society in 2016. Richard, a sailor since 1960 and an iceboater since 2010, states, “Still a novice and dismayed to learn that, for the past 100 years, iceboating on Hallock’s Bay occurs on average, once every seven years.”


Moderated by “Iceboating in Oysterponds” exhibition guest curator John Holzapfel.


Note: Please bring a chair or blanket and sit on our lawn. Social distancing and masks will be required.


Saturday, September 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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School House Lawn
Village Lane
Orient, NY 11957
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