Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.
Saturday, July 29 brought small craft warnings with the wind gusting up to 32 knots around Shelter Island.
On Sunday morning the winds were still blowing around 10 knots. At 2 p.m., kickoff time for the fifth series of Sunfish races this year hosted by the Menantic Yacht Club (MYC), the wind was practically nonexistent — zero to 1 knot. Boats were drifting aimlessly, waiting for the Race Committee to make a decision about racing. Fortunately for those sailors who arrived late, the racing did not begin until almost 3 p.m. due to lack of wind. (more…)
As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.
Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”
He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.
Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Codger is concerned that the foul psychic weather settling over the country will spread east to our Island.
It’s getting impossible to separate national and local climate conditions. (more…)