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Carmans River

Carmans River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At 10 miles long, the Carmans River in Brookhaven is one of the four largest rivers on Long Island.  The river is fed exclusively from groundwater and is protected by the Long Island Pines Barrens. The first eight miles of the river consists only of fresh water. It then becomes an estuary as it encounters […]

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island was devastated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 as storm surges surpassed record highs for the region. This monstrous storm caused $6.7 billion in property damage on Long Island’s waterfront and displaced many residents from their homes for prolonged periods of time. With sea levels rising and the potential for more frequent and […]

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Suffolk County, New York’s hundreds of miles of open water, coves, bays, and beaches attract numerous pleasure boaters. Keeping them safe is the mission of the 70-person Suffolk County Marine Bureau. The Marine Bureau is a permanent year-round unit of the Suffolk County Police Department, patrolling the waters of the Long Island Sound, the Great […]

Built from Scratch

Built from Scratch

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Kathleen Scheibel introduced her son, Sam, to a project she had been working on all winter. With childlike enthusiasm, she asked, “Aren’t you impressed with what your mother can do?”

Her work in progress was a kayak built from scratch at the Carmans River Maritime Center in Brookhaven. Female empowerment radiated throughout the Center’s boat shop, where Scheibel and six other women met every Sunday to work on their boats. The workshop began last December when Steve Gould, president of the Center, and his board of trustees decided to offer a boat-building class solely for women—a first in the organization’s history.