Long Island Submarine Veterans gathered at New Suffolk Beach, not far from the site of the first submarine base in the United States, on April 11 for their annual “Tolling of the Boats,” in remembrance of the submarines and submariners lost beneath the sea.

Good Morning!

• Showers are likely today, mainly before noon, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and an east wind around 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, mainly before 9 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 39. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57 and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 58 and a 20 percent chance of showers.

• The Southampton Arts Center is continuing its commitment to the earth’s climate this spring with a new exhibition, “eARTh,” opening Saturday, April 17, just in time for Earth Day, along with a series of interdisciplinary events over the coming months. Read more here.

• Our local Covid-19 statistics are a little delayed today — the latest testing and hospitalization figures we have are from Friday, April 9, when Suffolk County reported 619 new cases of the virus, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 335 people hospitalized with the virus, with 75 of them in ICU and 25 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported five new deaths, bringing the death toll here to 3,294 people.

• As of Saturday, April 10, 538,692 Suffolk County residents, or 36.4 percent of the population, had received at last one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 325,235 residents, or 21.8 percent of the population, had received a full vaccination series.

• Every year, as they gather at the New Suffolk Beach on the second Sunday in April to honor their fallen comrades, Long Island’s submariners read the following poem:

Lost Harbor

There is a port of no return, where ships
May ride at anchor for a little space
And then, some starless night, the cable slips,
Leaving an eddy at the mooring place…
Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore.

                                       —Leslie Nelson Jennings

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The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Greenport: 11:34 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:09 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:30 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:37 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:07 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:16 a.m., 8:32 p.m.

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:38 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:46 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Greenport: 12:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:10 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:17 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:44 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:53 a.m., 9:05 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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