Land and Sea Gala marks the start of 2017 East End Maritime Festival: photos

The 2017 East End Seaport Museum’s Land & Sea Gala held at the Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company.

The 28th annual East End Maritime Festival in Greenport kicked off Friday night with the Land and Sea Gala.

More than 20 local restaurants served up tastes accompanied by liquid refreshment from local wineries and beverage producers. The Maritime Festival continues Saturday and Sunday. See more photos below and check back for additional coverage from Saturday’s events.

For a list of events, click here. Read more about the grand marshals here.

Tom and LeeAnn Vogel of Southold pouring from the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. fire truck.

Rowan Hausman of Greenport, Madison Fender of Greenport, and Scott Bluedorn of East Hampton enjoying the gala.

The Chinese Auction included 6 Bug Light tickets, model sailboats, local gift certificates, and artwork

Kim Nguyen celebrates with Maria Lella, both of Huntington.

Alex Erey (right) and wife Angelica Erey (left) of Greenport’s Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market.

Tommy Macari, owner of Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, pouring his 2012 Merlot.

Steven Schnee of Founders Oyster Farm (left) and Matt Welling of Lucky 13 Oysters (right) shucking oysters for guests.

Sarah Phillips, Director of the East End Seaport Museum, with David Berson, Captain of the electric boat, GLORY.

GLORY’s Captain David Berson poses with the Land & Sea Gala mermaids. Each mermaid is wearing a headdress designed by Taffi Laing.

Lucas Hunt of Hunt Auctioneers leads the live auction.

Mermaid Madison Fender distributed shots to live auction bidders.

Executive Chef Noah Schwartz of Noah’s poses with the mermaids as Lucas Hunt auctions off his donation of dinner and wine for 12 guests.

Chef Bruce Miller of the Halyard at Sound View poses as guests bid on a weekend stay.

Noah Schwartz poses with mermaid Jess Dunne, co-owner of North Fork Roasting Co.

A donation by East End artist Tom Dash.

Mermaid Jess Dunne entices guests to bid on a private cruise aboard “Surprise” with Pat Mundus.

Mermaid Jess Dunne entices guests to bid on a private cruise aboard “Surprise” with Pat Mundus.

Mermaids entice guests to bid on a private cruise aboard “Surprise” with Pat Mundus.

A mermaid presents jewelry donated by Greenport Silversmith Alexa Suess.

Mermaids present oil paintings donated by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi of Nova Constellation Gallery in Greenport.

First and South bartender “one eye Bob” poses with Sarah Phillips, Director of the East End Seaport Museum, during First and South’s auction of a 20 person brunch.

GLORY’s Captain David Berson plays to the crowd as they bid on a trip on New York’s only electric-powered harbor tour boat.

Master electrician Benjamin Doroski poses as his donation of a REVCO custom automated lighting system is auctioned off.

Lucas Hunt (right) auctions a ride on GLORY as Captain David Berson and mermaids encourage bidders (left).

Mermaids pose for the final auction, a personal photo shoot.

Lucas Hunt auctions off the final item.

Mermaids Jess Dunne, co-owner of North Fork Roasting Co., and Madison Fender of Madison Fender Photography celebrate the end of the auction.

Michael Croteau, owner of Croteau Vineyards in Southold, pours from the Rosé on the Run truck.

Guests gather for frozen cocktails around the Good Libations truck.

Greenport’s Eileen Elliott, husband Paul Elliott, and friend Rikki Samuels.

Nancy Ryan of Greenport with Jessie Wong of Southold.

Guests enjoy local cuisine, a Chinese auction, and live auction under the tent at the Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company.

Guests walk along a lighted pathway at the Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company to get to the Land & Sea Gala.