• Today will be sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a calm wind, becoming west around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 61. We’re expecting patchy fog early Tuesday, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 85. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees.
• Riverhead’s Cardboard Boat Race is just a week away. What does it take to build a cardboard boat? Well down here at Beacon headquarters, we’re finding out the hard way. Read our account of getting ready for the great race online here.
• Science writer and photographer Erica Cirino is continuing her “Go and See Tour” talking about her recent trip to find plastics in the Pacific Ocean tomorrow, Aug. 1 at the Quogue Library at 6 p.m., and next Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.,m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. Read more about her work online here.
• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor is celebrating Herman Melville’s birthday tomorrow with a talk with science writer Carl Safina at 5:30 p.m. The winners of the bookstore’s Moby-Dick Marathon silent auction will also be announced at the event. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:53 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:01 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Greenport: 5:30 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:20 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:25 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:52 a.m., 7:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:59 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:54 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:02 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Greenport: 6:31 a.m., 7 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:53 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.