REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.
Listening to Mary Boeklen’s answering machine’s message, you’d likely conclude she’s a person without a care in the world.
That’s what faith can do, said South Ferry co-owner Cliff Clark, commenting on the strength that has carried Ms. Boeklen through the painful months since her husband, Bill, a much loved-South Ferry captain, died last summer, just 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)
Phil Dunne during his South Ferry channel swim on September 24.
For 36 years, Phil Dunne, a chief engineer and senior pilot at South Ferry, has plied the waters between North Haven and Shelter Island on a regular basis.
But every fall for the past 15 years, he makes at least one of those round trips without a boat. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
An 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Turkey, killing 2,400 people. (more…)
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014
The family of South Ferry Captain Bill Boeklen invites the community to a celebration of his life on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island Youth Center in the American Legion Hall.
The family asks that visitors wear “comfortable Hawaiian attire” and bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on.