The Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corporation has
established a wooden boat building facility in Building J on the
Western Waterfront of Oyster Bay and is building a replica of the Ida May oyster dredge with volunteers under the professional guidance of a shipwright. The Ida May
is historically significant as one of the first powered dredges in the
oyster industry, and in Oyster Bay, where she spent her working life.
Once completed, the boat will be owned and operated by the WaterFront
Center, where she will take the public out on the water for recreation
and marine and maritime education.