07/06/15 2:33pm
The Hermione as it first docked in Greenport Monday morning. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

The Hermione as it first docked in Greenport Monday morning. (Credit: Chris Lisinski photos)

The Hermione, the headlining ship in this week’s Greenport Tall Ships festival, arrived Monday morning to a collective “bienvenue” from more than 100 people who gathered on the docks awaiting its arrival. (more…)

07/05/15 4:09pm
Alexandra Small, Abby Sharadin and Logan Pfister of Southold. "We feel like we're vacationing in our own town. And we're glad to see local businesses flourishing and getting the attention they deserve," Small said.

Alexandra Small, Abby Sharadin and Logan Pfister of Southold.
“We feel like we’re vacationing in our own town. And we’re glad to see local businesses flourishing and getting the attention they deserve,” Small said.

The 2015 Greenport Tall Ships Challenge continued on Sunday with a street fair and more tours of the high-masted vessels. (more…)

07/05/15 11:15am

Greenport Fire hot sauce

Visitors to this year’s Tall Ships Festival in Greenport were invited to spice up their 4th of July at Greenport Fire’s ‘Death Row’ showcase.

Greenport Fire staffer Lucas Hunt said that ‘Death Row’ is the local cigar and hot sauce shop’s take on the ‘execution station,’ a similar challenge at the New York Hot Sauce Festival.

“We’re here to promote the new super-hot peppers that Greenport Fire is bringing to the community,” he said. (more…)

06/29/15 12:07pm
Tall Ships visit Greenport in 2012. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Tall Ships visit Greenport in 2012. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

For Claudio’s in Greenport, the arrival of the Tall Ships is also a reminder of their nautical heritage from across the pond.

The Sagres, a 300-foot Portuguese sailing vessel that will arrive in Greenport as part of the 2015 Tall Ships Challenge, has particular meaning for the Claudio family, which has owned its historic restaurant for 145 years and will sponsor the ship.

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06/24/15 8:58am
Neil McShane looks over photo of the Hermione form 1998. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Neil McShane looks over photo of the Hermione form 1998. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Hermione, a 213-foot replica of the French Navy ship that played a pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War, will dazzle visitors when it sails into Greenport Harbor on July 6 as part of the 2015 Greenport Tall Ships Challenge.

And although this will be the warship’s maiden voyage, one North Fork resident has already seen it.

Neil McShane’s photos, which show the frigate’s keel, or backbone, under construction in 1998, drive home just how long it took to build the vessel. (more…)