One of the longest SW–NE diagonals of Long Island would run from Norton Point on Coney Island along the North Fork to not far beyond Greenport, about a hundred miles by air. The village of Greenport, which enjoys solid connections to the sixth boro, held its annual maritime festival this past weekend with a several events befitting a maritime festival.

In the foreground is wine red Cornell, flagship of EEMI and pictured recently here and here. Next is Thames tug Patricia Ann (see p. 21), formerly Navy tug YTB 758 aka Paducah, now based in the Thames River, New London.

Lining up waiting for the parade to begin, Costello Marine’s crane barge Preston waits at the visible end.

Here Preston is lost between in the arms of fishing vessel Merit, tug Dragon (mostly hidden behind fishing vessel Illusion) and tug Hobo (gold).

All following the lead of USCG Shinnecock and minitug Drummer Hoff. Or was it the signal of the C-130 aircraft banking to port in the distance…

More Greenport pushing and racing soon. Check out East End Maritime Institute on blogroll to the left.

All photos by Will Van Dorp and Elizabeth Wood.

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