MAHREEN KHAN PHOTO U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Sherman Anderson, right, with Coast Guard Auxiliary Officer Ted Webb at East End Seaport Museum in Greenport last Wednesday.
Herman Anderson was just 21 years old when he saved the life of a burly man 14 years his senior whose barge was taking on water near the Plum Island Lighthouse Station 64 years ago.
Last week, Mr. Anderson, now 85, told the story of that rescue to an audience at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport — just miles from where he served for three years as a lighthouse keeper for the U.S. Coast Guard. (more…)
The recent approval by the trustees of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a food scraps-to-energy plant, to be built in Yaphank, links to an original purpose of LIPA — to develop safe, alternative means of power.
LIPA was created by the Long Island Power Act of 1985 primarily to prevent the Shoreham nuclear power plant from going into operation and to further safe energy technologies instead. In its three decades, LIPA has emphasized solar and wind power to generate electricity. The green lighting of the food scraps-to-energy plant marks a move to another form of safe energy. (more…)
A seascape by Alexandra Corcoran.
I first experienced that mix of relief and melancholy some Islanders have on Tumbleweed Tuesday years before I came to Shelter Island. It was on a day’s visit to Fishers Island. What I took away always returns at this time of year. (more…)
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.
By 2030, New York State aims to be capable of producing 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind energy — and create nearly 5,000 related jobs.
The New York State Department of Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) completed an offshore wind energy master plan in January. (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…)