BILL GEIST PHOTO
Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel kept an eye on a runaway boat as it spun in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach last summer
As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.
In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Southold-based Sea Tow. (more…)
Bailey, an excellent choice.
I’ve been making choices for a long time and would like to share some of my good and bad decisions. (more…)
Summer 2018 is here in all its glory. Along with the season of family, friends and fun come all the things that make this time of year on the Island so memorable. And along with the joys of summer come associated dangers, on land and on water. (more…)
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.