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A Day to Celebrate Maritime Heritage

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 09:17
Durell Godfrey

This year's Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day happens on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day is a collaboration among the Amagansett Library, the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station, the East End Classic Boat Society, and the East Hampton Town Marine Museum.

All four will host free family activities, including a scavenger hunt at the library -- a search of special maritime-related art, artifacts, and books in the collection. At 10 a.m., the East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club will host a cleanup at Atlantic Avenue Beach. 

The Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station will have a children's writing and drawing station with age-specific explorations of life there, architecture, tools, and maritime science. Participants will be provided a writing or art assignment to complete on the grounds and return to earn a lifesaving station custom patch to commemorate the day. Capt. David Cataletto will re-create an actual ocean rescue especially for youth, and there will be knot-tying and marine science exhibitions.

The boat society will host an open house at its headquarters behind the Marine Museum. The public has been invited to meet boatbuilders and learn about the building process. A demonstration pool and information about the society's school programs will be available.

Barbara Borsack will read from her children's book, "Keeping the Montauk Light," from noon to 2 p.m. at the Marine Museum, and children can enjoy lighthouse crafts and exhibitions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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