Welcome to the South Bay Scooter Club web site. This is an active web site providing current racing results as well as historical data on the Great South Bay Scooter. The site is an outgrowth of the Scooter Project, a collaboration between the South Bay Scooter Club, the Post Morrow Foundation and the Long Island Maritime Museum, to document the history and development of the Great South Bay Scooter. We’re glad to have you onboard.
A good place to begin is with the Trophy Book. This is a current listing of all the Trophies, which have been raced for beginning in 1905. Selecting a trophy will bring you to the Deed of Gift for that trophy along with a list of past winners. The headings Year, Won By and Boat Name may be selected to alphabetize the listings. Selecting a year will bring up the race results for that trophy race when available. Selecting a Boat Name will bring you the history of the chosen boat in the Book of Numbers.
Book of Numbers
This is a searchable database, which contains the history of individual scooters. The list may be alphabetized by Hull #, Boat Name, Builder and Date of construction. Selecting a Boat Name will bring you to the history of the selected boat. This includes information on the Builder, Owners and Racing Record along with comments and when available a photo of the boat.
This section contains a database with several hundred historical articles on Scooters, which have been scanned and saved as PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these publications. For convenience, we have divided the publications into three subcategories, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the Patchogue Advance, and Other Published Articles. We are particularly indebted to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Patchogue Advance for providing a wealth of information on early scootering on Long Island. Although the development of the crafts begins in the 1870’s, the earliest published record can be found in the pages of the Brooklyn Eagle in1896.
Members may access the minutes of the meetings of the South Bay Scooter Club. A password is required.
A photo gallery with selected prints by local professional photographers as well as historical prints can be found in the SBSC Store. Prints may be ordered online. The profits generated from the sale of these prints are used to support the Scooter Project and this site. Special print sizes may be ordered by emailing us with your requests.
We hope that you enjoy our site. Financial contributions can be made to the Scooter Project, c/o Post Morrow Foundation. A gift to the Post Morrow Foundation is Tax Deductible.
The Scooter Project Web Development Team