BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson,
director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the
proceeds from this year’s race.
One hundred and four participants paddled competitively in the fifth annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, September 8. The 19-mile course around Shelter Island started and ended at Wades Beach, with kayaks, paddleboards, surf skis, OC1-OC6, coastal rowers and prone boards all represented.
The race was launched at 8:30 a.m. after a prayer was sung by members of the Shinnecock Nation, asking Gitche Manitou, or Great Spirit, to bless the racers. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs Sr. led the raid to attack the British in Sag Harbor.
On the morning of May 23, 1777, 170 soldiers from several regiments of the American Continental Army crossed Long Island Sound from Guilford, Connecticut, in 13 whaleboats.
By approximately 6 p.m., they were on the beach at the north end of Hashamomuck Pond, what today is Southold’s Town Beach. They portaged their whaleboats over the beach and slipped into the pond, then rowed its length to the point where it empties into Peconic Bay and passed Shelter Island. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS Seals sunning themselves in front of Bug Light last week.
Eleanor P. Labrozzi captured some of seals enjoying the winter sun last week in Gardiners Bay. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
Cur slipped away on a Saturday morning three weeks ago. Codger and Crone were with him, murmuring, stroking him, weeping. He was more than 14 years old and very sick.
Codger and Crone are not routinely sentimental, but there has been much talk since about rainbow bridges and other beloved dogs waiting for Cur on the other side. Codger’s father, Coot, who never met Cur, is there with treats. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO First light over Peconic Bay from Silver Beach.
What makes the East End of Long unique is its farmland, salt creeks and Peconic Bay. They draw people here and keep them here.
From the point where the Peconic River enters the bay in Riverhead all the way past Shelter Island to Gardiners Bay, this stunning body of saltwater is a great resource on many levels. (more…)