Editor’s Note 6.16: The North Fork Environmental Council’s Kayak What’s Left excursion has been moved to June 24 due to inclement weather on the 17th.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon, mainly after 2 p.m. , with a light south wind increasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour and a high temperature near 75 degrees. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms to continue into the evening, with small hail and gusty winds possible and a low around 56. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79, and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 77 and showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2 p.m.

• The offshore phase of the construction of the South Fork Wind Farm is beginning to take shape, as the offshore substation for the 12-turbine wind farm set out from Texas en route to the site about 35 miles off the coast of Montauk in late May, and the installation vessel for the turbine foundations, the Bokalift 2, arrived in the U.S. in early June. Read More.

• The Montauk Library hosts a conversation with William Finnegan, author of “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” this evening at 6 p.m. According to Sports Illustrated, “Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting.” Registration is recommended by calling the library at 631.668.3377.

• The Tall Ship Nao Trinidad docks at the East Pier in Greenport Harbor this Friday, June 16, where it will be open for tours daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 25. The ship is a replica of the captain ship of what was called the Armada del Maluco commanded by Ferdinand Magellan. Tickets and more information are at naotrinidad.org.

• The North Fork Environmental Council’s “Kayak What’s Left” group kayak fundraising excursions kick off for the season this Saturday, June 17. Attendees will meet up at the Eagles Neck Paddling Booth at Orient Beach State Park at 8 a.m. for a two-and-a-half hour shorebird sighting and exploration of the tidal wetlands at the park. The cost is $45 if you rent a kayak and life jacket or $25 if you bring hour own. Excursions will also be held on July 15 and Aug. 19. Here’s how to register.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s 15th Annual “Building on Tradition Gala” to raise funds for continued renovations to the Mattituck theater will be held this Saturday, June 17 at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck. There will be two seatings for the dinner and performances, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $200 and are available online here.

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

June 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:13 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:10 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:35 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:42 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:35 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:44 a.m., 5:18 p.m.

June 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Greenport: 9:02 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:24 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:31 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:32 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:41 a.m., 6:07 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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