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…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at Coecles harbor one morning this week.
We live in a cynical age, one flooded with distractions of our own making and by blowhards in Washington manipulating, yes, cynically, what we’re paying attention to and what we’re not.
October on Shelter Island comes upon us quietly every year, an agreeable distraction at first, but then we realize it has become more than simply a shift in the weather. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?
If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (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…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO First light over Peconic Bay from Silver Beach.
The long holiday weekend continues Monday with a bright sunny day, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)