The Montauk Lake Club and Marina on East Lake Drive in Montauk and the club’s contractor, Seacoast Marine Construction of Sayville, have been fined $50,000 by the State Department of Environmental Conservation for exceeding the permitted limits of the dredging project earlier this year.
Shane Gonczi, the Montauk Coast Guard station’s sailor of the quarter, said his mother was not sure she wanted her son to join the military at first. He grew up in New Jersey, played trumpet in the high school marching band, then, “Dad and I were at a boat show, and I saw the auxiliary,” Seaman Gonczi said while on watch monitoring radio traffic, listening for distress calls, and updating the weather at the Montauk search and rescue station on Monday.
The New England Fishery Management Council’s scientific and statistical committee met yesterday in Newburyport, Mass., to decide how deeply to cut the quota of Georges Bank cod. The committee’s decision could have a big impact on the Montauk charter and party boat industry.
“The people of Wainscott are suffering. I don’t have enough sand,” Billy Mack of the First Coastal company told the East Hampton Town Trustees last week. The coastal engineer appeared at the trustees’ regular monthly meeting on Jan. 8 to request a supply of sand excavated from the seaward end of Georgica Pond.
Both fine-grained beach sand and clean “beach-compatible” sand that includes coarser grains from sand mines are becoming harder to come by.
“The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island”
John A. Strong
University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95
The Unkechaug Indians live today on a small reservation along the northern bank of Poospatuck Creek in Brookhaven Township. Although less familiar than the Shinnecock and Montaukett peoples, the Unkechaugs’ history parallels what is known about the native inhabitants of eastern Long Island before contact with early Dutch and English settlers.