08/17/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Last year’s race, with ducks racing (well, almost) on the surface of Chase Creek, being cheered on toward the finish line.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Last year’s race, with ducks racing (well, almost) on the surface of Chase Creek, being cheered on toward the finish line.

DUCK RACE
Have fun with a bit of healthy competition in support of the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce at the Sixth Annual Duck Race, Sunday, August 20 at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (more…)

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08/17/17 8:00am
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Inez Milholland preparing to lead the March 3, 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Inez Milholland preparing to lead the March 3, 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

There’s a Shelter Island connection between the fight for women’s suffrage in New York State, passed 100 years ago on August 18, 1917, and in the United States as a whole in 1920. (more…)

08/04/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.

COURTESY PHOTO
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…)

07/08/17 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  |  Union Chapel in the Grove.

Signal flags and vintage burgees will fly from the rafters of the historic Union Chapel in the Grove as officers and trustees of the Shelter Island Yacht Club, celebrating its 131st year, join the chapel this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for the annual combined service of interdenominational worship.  (more…)

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07/03/17 4:30pm
Charles Eben Crandall

Charles Eben Crandall

Charles Eben Crandall, M.D., of Maplewood, New Jersey, and Shelter Island died on April 15, 2017, after a brief illness. (more…)