The history of De Garmo’s Marine Service in Babylon, which goes back nearly 100 years, is similar to that of many older Long Island boatyards.
FOR almost 100 years, the DeGarmo family of Babylon has depended on the open seas off Long Island’s south shore for a livelihood. They are among those whose lives are woven into the boat-building history of the island and who have managed to hold onto the past by adapting their boatyards to the present.
In the 1970’s my grandfather took over the boat yard as Theodore DeGarmo Marine Service. I was supposed to be the next generation however I was too young at the time and Hurricane Sandy had hit and devastated the boat yard. My Grandfather Theodore DeGarmo was my mentor and I was working around boats since the age of 5 years.