Polynesian-inspired sailing catamaran was work of many hands, many hearts
“I’m sitting on my summer job,” Maggie Ryan said Monday evening from her perch on the 63-foot Mon Tiki Largo sailing catamaran, which is expected to be ready for passengers within the month. Carissa Katz
Paul Turturro, Gerald Okkeke, Daquan Ravenell, and Joe Gasslein, a few of the many apprentices and crew members who helped build and assemble the Montauk Catamaran Company’s Mon Tiki Largo, rested after launching the boat on Monday. Carissa Katz
The Mon Tiki Largo was brought to Montauk in three tractor trailer truckloads from the warehouse in Holbrook where she was built.David Ryan
Amelia, Maggie, and David Ryan stood on one of the boat's crossbeams after its launch Monday evening.Carissa Katz
“It’s a wonderfully evocative design," Capt. David Ryan said of the Mon Tiki Largo. "There are not too many handmade 60-foot objects capable of going around the globe.”Carissa Katz
Daquan Ravenell has worked on the Mon Tiki Largo since October.Carissa Katz

Peter Dankowski, a farmer in Wainscott, sold the development rights to his farmland, but developers still hunger for it. More in "Fighting Fake Farms" in this issue of East. Dell Cullum
The Round Swamp clan of farmers, fishermen, cooks, and helping hands is featured in the first issue of East, the new magazine from The East Hampton Star. Michael Halsband

An East Hampton Town police officer led Dylan Eckardt led into East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday morning, with his attorney, Trevor Darrell by his side. T.E. McMorrow

Southampton Fire Department photos

Suffolk County has a new, additional area code, 934. Christine Sampson

Jerry Ross is a retired NASA astronaut who will be a presenter at the Higher Orbits "Go for Launch!" program in July at LTV Studios. Photo courtesy Higher Orbits

Traffic backed up at the circle as emergency workers closed down one lane of Route 114 as they dealt with the accident in the woods. Kate Soroka

T.E. McMorrow

The Great Bonac Firework Show will go on this year, but the Clamshell Foundation, which sponsors it, will not do so next year. Joanne Pilgrim