50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
North Korea captured the USS Pueblo holding its crew for 11 months after claiming the Navy intelligence ship had been in its waters while the United State maintained it was in international waters.
Although it would be a few years before it occurred, President Lyndon Johnson called for an end to the conversion of the U.S. dollar with other currencies then held to the gold standard because of economic pressures that were driving down its value.
Peggy Fleming won the United States Ladies Figure Skating Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.
The Kander and Ebb musical, “Happy Time,” starring Robert Goulet and choreographed by Gower Champion, opened on Broadway and ran for 286 performances, but was the first Broadway play to lose $1 million.
“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” starring Zoe Caldwell, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance, premiered on Broadway.
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Stash Pelkowski received his 2nd star shoulder boards at the Shelter Island Yacht Club on Thursday, August 4 at 12:15 p.m.
Officers from the Coast Guard conducted the ceremony and his two young sons, Jake and Joey (pictured above), attached the shoulder boards. A luncheon followed for family and friends, including his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brady, and Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.
STEPHEN GESSNER PHOTO
If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.
The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a request for assistance Saturday night by the Southold Fire Department.
A 42-foot Silverton yacht caught fire and sunk at a dock on Gull Pond in Greenport late Saturday night, Southold Town police said. (more…)
The sailboat Optimistic, seen here on the left with sail number 148 behind a fellow racer Buccaneer, jockeys for position before Saturday’s Whitebread race. The boat would later sink off Shelter Island in rough seas.
A 28-foot sailboat participating in Saturday’s 21st annual Whitebread race sank off the coast of Shelter Island during rough seas this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed. (more…)