LINDA GIBBS PHOTO
Action from the 25th running of the ‘Whitebread Race last Saturday.
The 25th running of the “Whitebread ‘round the whirl” sailboat race took place Saturday, September 30. The Peconic Bay Sailing Association sponsors the race, a spoof on the original Whitbread ‘round the world race.
The Whitebread is the season’s last large regatta held on the East End of Long Island. (more…)
Before this year is out, allow me to tell the story of the climax in 1966, 50 years ago, of the effort by then Suffolk County Executive H. Lee Dennison to have bridges built from Shelter Island’s north shore to East Marion on the North Fork and from Shelter Island’s south shore to North Haven on the South Fork. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Will Royer, 12, grandson of Audrey and Jim Royer of Silver Beach, landed this bluefish last week. Will described the outing with Greg Clements as “the best day of my life.”
Here it is in late July with scorching air temperatures, bay waters in the mid-80s, bright sunny days with little breeze but, in spite of it all, the bass are biting lures in mid-day.
You may find this hard to believe, but I managed to catch 275 inches of striped bass one afternoon last week. The weather was as I described above but the fish were all over Plum Island and whacking popping plugs like crazy. (more…)