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Preston’s in Greenport. (Photo credit: Jeremy Garretson)

Owner Andrew Rowsom describes Preston’s Chandlery (102 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-1990) as the “last little morsel of old Greenport.” For almost 145 years, Preston’s has remained a mainstay in the historic seaport, starting in 1880 servicing the neighboring shipyard and the various vessels that passed through Greenport harbor. S.T. Preston & Son Ship’s Chandlery became the one-stop supply shop for whalers, Navy ships, even luxury yachts owned by the Vanderbilt family and J-boats that competed for—and won—the America’s Cup. 

Today, it is one of Greenport’s longest-run family-owned businesses, now operated by Andrew and his brother, Peter. 

The store not only continues to cater to boaters, but others who love the seaside life. Anyone who finds themselves inside Preston’s at Greenport’s wharf will leave nautically obsessed. 

Old Town Kayaks, $549-$999

Made in Maine, Preston’s carries recreational Old Town models, as well as tandem kayaks for double the fun. 

Montauk Tackle Performance Crew Necks, $89

Manhattan-made, sun-protective clothing made of breathable, performance fabric that allows moisture to evaporate quickly. 

Toadfish Oyster Shucker’s bundle, $88

This package includes all the tools needed for a safe and enjoyable shucking experience, including two types of knives and a cut-proof towel. 

Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Coolers, $25

Made with SmartGrip suction technology that sticks to any smooth surface, keeping your beverage of choice upright and accident-free. 

Preston Leather Belts, $40 

Embroidered lobsters, sailboats, whales, lighthouses and more—sporting one of Preston’s leather nautical belts will surely lead to a boatload of compliments. 

Sperry shoes, $65-$160

Preston’s has carried the quintessential boat shoe brand for over 40 years, from spunky canvas Sperrys to classic leather Top-Siders. 

Tide Clocks, $64.95

With one hand following the lunar cycle every 24 hours and 42 minutes, this boater’s must-have indicates the number of hours until low or high tide.

Gill Dry Bags, $47.95-$94.95

An essential for a summer, boating adventure—especially if there is inclement weather in the forecast. Gill Dry Bags come in a variety of sizes, are waterproof and light enough to not weigh the boat down. 

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