CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
As fresh as it gets. Peconic Bay scallops right off the boat, some of the few the few that showed up on opening day.
Monday, was opening day to take bay scallops in New York State waters, an annual and important ritual for the handful of Shelter Island baymen. Long after the once-ubiquitous Peconic Bay scallop stopped showing up, Shelter Island’s fishermen have saved the date. (more…)
A couple boating to Shelter Island helped rescue a group of divers near Robins Island Saturday morning after rough seas pulled the swimmers into Peconic Bay, authorities said. READ
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Mike Scheibel today presiding over a recent Shelter Island Town Deer and Tick Committee meeting at Town Hall is the man who developed a management plan for Robin’s Island after it was purchased by multi-millionaire Louis Bacon.
50 YEARS AGO
Planning Boards hold joint meeting
Planning Board members from Shelter Island and Southold met in 1964 to exchange views and experiences. The aim was to discuss issues pertaining to subdivisions, water supply, public recreation and ways in which each Board could work with its town building inspector. (more…)
DIANE BONDAREFF/INVISION FOR THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY/AP IMAGES PHOTO | Louis Bacon, center, is presented the Audubon Medal Jan. 17 and is joined on stage by (from left) Paul Tudor Jones, Holt Thrasher and David Yarnold.
Robins Island owner Louis Moore Bacon III was feted by the National Audubon Society for his conservation work at a gala at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan Jan. 17.
Mr. Bacon received the Audubon Medal, one of the highest honors in conservation, for his work preserving bird habitat on the 434-acre island and Cow Neck Farm in Southampton and restoring Clifton Point in the Bahamas and Springer’s Point on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Mr. Bacon recently helped the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund preserve its three-acres site adjacent to the New Suffolk docks where he keeps the boats used to access Robins Island.
“It is a wonderful honor to receive the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society, which for more than a century has fought tirelessly to protect and preserve our natural resources and environment for future generations,” Mr. Bacon said at the event. “Much like the conservationists who previously have received the Audubon Medal, including Stewart Udall, Rachel Carson and Ted Turner, I realize that this recognition cannot be a cause to rest, but a spur to continue our work.”