08/04/18 6:10am

Bib and Jaime Mills on board Jamie’s boat in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Hanging on the wall in Jamie Mills’ Greenport office is a piece of paper with two options for a slogan billing Wm. J. Mills & Co. as America’s oldest family owned and operated sailmaker.

Mills peers over the two choices, which feature very subtle differences, and can’t quite seem to decide.

“I think I like option A,” he says.

His brother Bob, seated across from him, cracks a wry smile.

“Funny, I think I like option B,” he says with a chuckle.  (more…)

06/30/18 6:00am

Last year’s sunfish regatta in the Peconic Bay. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson file photo)

On any given summer evening Mary Motto Kalich and her 14-year-old son, Micky, can be spotted loading up their Sunfish en route to Peconic Bay. The lightweight fiberglass hulls are easily lifted onto a double trailer and transported to the shoreline, where the boats are just as quickly rigged and ready to sail.

Portability is one of the reasons the Sunfish is so popular.  (more…)

09/19/13 10:30am
regatta greenport maritime festival

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Ready. Set. Sail.

The competition will be on at the Greenport Classic Yacht Regatta this Saturday Sept 21 (welcoming party Friday Sept. 20). One of the Maritime Festival’s longest standing events, it draws dozens of wooden boats to partake in the 15-mile race around Gardiner’s Bay. (more…)