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Seymour’s Boatyard added to New York’s Historic Business Preservation Registry

Seymour’s Boatyard in Northport has been included on New York’s Historic Business Preservation Registry. The registry program is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and highlights businesses in operation for at least 50 years that have contributed to their community’s history. “At a time when many businesses face new and unique challenges, this registry allows us to recognize and honor historic businesses, while providing educational and promotional assistance to ensure their continued viability and success,” reads the program’s website.

Seymour’s Boatyard was first established by Dexter C. Seymour in 1923. Assemblyman Keith Brown, who nominated the business for this distinction, hopes the recognition will resonate with not only Northport community residents, but also with Joseph Quinn, grandson of Dexter C. Seymour and proud past owner of the boatyard.

The Weber family took the helm of Seymour’s in 1996, with Dave Weber concentrating on the restoration of the house and boatyard, while his son and current Village trustee, Dave Weber Jr., serving as manager.

“Seymour’s Boatyard and the Weber family have had a tremendous positive impact on the Northport community for many years,” said Brown. “It’s clear this family-owned business, which has looked out over Northport Harbor for a century, is a timeless treasure that has served Northport boaters well since its establishment. Congratulations to Seymour’s and the entire Weber family on this distinction!”

The boatyard currently sets over 650 moorings annually, spread out between the Centerport and Northport yacht clubs. The crew also offers tender service to several hundred customers each boating season, Weber Jr. told the Journal.

“The Weber family sincerely thanks Assemblyman Brown and his staff for the time taken to recognize Seymour’s Boatyard as a New York State Historic Business,” Weber said. “As we celebrate our centennial year serving Northport Harbor, we can reflect on the true value Dexter Seymour gave to his hometown of Northport Village.” Dedication to family boating and customer service was a cornerstone of Captain Seymour’s time at the helm, Weber explained, and his family proudly honors those values by maintaining Seymour’s rich nautical history, now etched in time here on Northport Harbor.

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