Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano has been appointed executive director of the Van-Wyck Lefferts Tide Mill organization.
She is the first executive director of the nonprofit, which was established in 2013 to preserve and protect an 18th century tide mill in the Village of Lloyd Harbor.
The mill design is based on U.S. Patent No. 3 for an “automatic mill” signed by President George Washington.
“Claudia is a great addition to our team of volunteer Board members. Claudia brings a wealth of experience from her work with the Huntington Historical Society and the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association and will play a pivotal role in fundraising initiatives, exploring new grant opportunities, expanding public awareness, and effectively managing day-to-day operations,”
said Richard Hamburger, the President of the Board of Trustees.
Public tours of the Mill are available through the Huntington Historical Society, which operates ten to fifteen tours a year from May through October. Visitors travel to the Mill by boat from Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington.