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