Inside the massive hangar near Founders Landing in Southold, a 97-year-old Fife gaff cutter named Clio is secured high off the ground. At the yacht’s stern, three workers carefully maneuver a long wooden plank into position near its bottom. The plank must bend just perfectly to form to the yacht’s angle. On an initial attempt, the fit was too tight, forcing the workers to hammer it out so it could be repositioned.
“These things have to be perfect fits,” said Donn Costanzo, co-owner of Wooden Boatworks in Greenport, which is restoring the yacht. (more…)
It may have seemed like a long shot, but in some ways it felt like destiny.
It was January 2016 when Russell Holmes spotted a post on Richard Rawlings’ Facebook page seeking a “right-hand man” to work alongside him on an upcoming Discovery Channel show titled “Garage Rehab.” READ
A proposed deal to sell Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport has fallen through and the owners of the iconic eatery will return for another season when opening day kicks off on April 6.
“At this point, many people know we had listed Claudio’s for sale for the first time ever and have been actively engaged with an interested group for the last year or so,” said co-owner Bill Claudio in a statement. “Those discussions did not end successfully and our family has turned now to getting up and running for a fabulous 2017 season.” (more…)
Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead will be closed for about two weeks as a new owner comes in. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Maple Tree BBQ, which transformed from a longtime deli into a barbecue house three years ago, earning praise from food critics and hungry End End customers alike, will be in the hands of a new owner next week. (more…)
North Fork Bob, an osprey that has migrated thousands of miles from Venezuela to the North Fork multiple times while being tracked by ornithologist Rob Bierregaard, died this week in Central Florida. READ