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07/18/19 4:30pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
About to come ashore Wednesday to Wades Beach at the end of his record-breaking jet ski trip, Tom Cronin was greeted by family and friends, who came  to celebrate his journey from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back.

“I will never do this again,” Tom Cronin announced as he climbed off his jet ski at Wades Beach shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. He was talking about his record-breaking trip from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back. (more…)

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06/25/19 4:30pm

JASON GREEN PHOTO Tom Cronin, left, and Toby Green, bound for Florida, and the record book

According to Guinness World Records the longest recorded Jet Ski journey is 10,729 miles, accomplished by South Africans Adriaan Marais and Marinus du Plessis, who followed the west coast of North America south to the Panama Canal in 2006.

They spent an average of 10 hours a day at sea, averaging about 40 mph, enduring choppy, chilly seas, dehydration, mechanical breakdowns and makeshift lodgings, including at Fort Bragg’s harbor where a dock-leaping sea lion startled them awake at 2 a.m.

This Sunday, June 30, two Shelter Islanders plan to smash that record by finishing a longer journey than anyone, ever. (more…)

06/21/19 8:00am

JASON GREEN PHOTO Tom Cronin, left, and Toby Green, bound for Florida, and the record book

Continuing our adventures with Shelter Island’s thrill-seeking buddies, Toby Green and Tom Cronin — two middle-aged family men who still have much exploration left in their lives — here’s the news. (more…)

05/30/19 8:00am

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO
Summer is here, so don’t forget to make sure your beach parking permit is current.

“Roll out those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.”

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