Seymour's Boat Yard
|July 7-8, 2018|
Low tide is at 12:51pm, so let’s leave around 10:00 am for the sail west. We'll fight the current for the first couple hours but we'll have it behind us for the final leg into Northport. Leaving Mt Sinai Harbor, we'll head out towards Mt Misery Shoal Green Can 11, proceed past Port Jeff to Old Field Green Can 13, and then embark on the long reach along Smithtown Bay towards Eaton’s Neck. You’ll sneak a peek over Asharoken Beach and pass the LIPA stacks. Be sure to stay north of Eaton's Neck Can 13, since it marks very shoal water to the south. At that point you will be 16 miles into the cruise with about 9 more to go. Round Eaton’s Neck and head south into Huntington Harbor and turn to port past Sand City into Northport Bay.
We are planning on being guests at Seymour’s Marina and having the cruisers party within walking distance at the Northport park or if weather is not cooperating under the Seymour’s roof – dockside.
Please notify David Randle, S/V Coyote, ASAP if you're even thinking about joining this cruise! Seymour's new reservation policy means they won't accept reservations more than 2 weeks prior to your visit - but we can get them to hold a block of moorings for us prior to that if we give them a boat count prior to that. On June 23, call Seymour’s for Reservations at: (631) 261-6574 VHF 68. TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE MSSA!
The Village of Northport is a wonderful destination. Shops, buildings and streets so quaint and inviting, and culinary distractions abound with food stores, bakeries, ice cream, wine bars, taverns, and restaurants on every street! There is a self-guided walking tour (for $5, it includes an MP3 player containing audio information, historical photo book and directions). The tour is available during regular museum hours, Tuesdays-Sundays from 1-4:30 p.m. Or you can go low-tech with a map and a simple walking tour pamphlet, also available at the museum exhibits at 215 Main St., (631-757- 9859, northporthistorical.org). You can hail a cab and enjoy a ride to Centerport to visit the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium.
Don’t forget Wolfie’s frozen custard, at 42 Woodbine Ave, (wolfiescustard.com). City website: http://www.northportny.gov Chamber of Commerce: http://www.northportny.com AOLPatch e-newsletter: http://northport.patch.com.
DINING IN NORTHPORT – there are about 47 restaurants that come up in a Google map search. The top rated are:
- Maroni Cuisine, 18 Woodbine Avenue, Northport, NY (631) 757-4500; Category: Italian Restaurant; "The BEST !!!! The food is outstanding..the decor delightful and the service ..."
- Skipper's Pub, 34 Main Street, Northport, NY (631) 261-3589
- Bistro 44 - Northport Restaurants, 44 Main Street, Northport, NY (631) 262-9744
- Ship's Inn, 78 Main Street, Northport, NY (631) 261-3000
- Ritz Cafe, 42 Woodbine Ave # 2, Northport, NY (631) 754-6348
- Benkei Japanese Restaurant, 16 Woodbine Avenue, Northport, NY (631) 262-7100
- Shipwreck Diner, 46 Main Street, Northport, NY (631) 754-1797
- Northport Tasting Room and Wine Cellar, 70 Main Street, Northport, NY (631) 261-0642
Contact David Randle, S/V Coyote, via email or telephone if you plan on attending. Contact information is available in the MSSA Yearbook.
Remember BYOB and fly your MSSA burgee high and proud!
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