History

The Last Oyster Barge

This is this last surviving New York City oyster barge. Built circa 1830, she has been aground in Fair Haven Connecticut for the last hundred years . After a long life as an oyster tavern in Lower Manhattan, she traveled by water to Fair Haven, where over the years she operated as a speakeasy, a Yale University dive bar,  and popular local restaurant.

Abandoned since the 1980's and is in need of serious restoration, she has been facing imminent demolition.