Smith Point Lifeguards – Sixty Years of Public Service

Five years ago, we introduced to you nearly all of the men and women that worked at Smith Point, Cupsogue, Meschutt and Sears Bellow beaches since July of 1959 and maintained “0” drownings record.Once again a BIG Special Thank You has to go out to Mr. Tim Delaney for spending now, nearly eight years, digging […]

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January 20, 2020

2020 USLA National Lifeguard Championships

The 2020 USLA National Lifeguard Championships will be held in South Padre Island, TX from August 6 – 8, 2020. 8/6/2020 to 8/8/2020 When: Thursday, August 6th – Saturday, August 8thFrom 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Where: Isla Grand Beach Resort500 Padre Blvd.South Padre Island, Texas  78597United States Contact: Jim Piggnationalsinfo@usla.org South Padre Island Travel Information The 2020 […]

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December 20, 2019

Long Island divers get an early holiday gift: Tugboat sinkings to build reef

The Relentless was one of two tugboats the sunk at the site of Twelve Mile Reef, so named for its distance offshore. Credit: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation By Bill BleyerSpecial to NewsdayUpdated December 12, 2019 6:00 PM PRINTSHARE  The Long Island diving community, which has struggled with fewer people engaging in the sport locally […]

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December 12, 2019

Smith Point Park Brightest Drive-Thru Light Show

December 1 – 30(Closed December 24 & 25) Smith Point County ParkWilliam Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY Hours of Operation:Monday-Thursday, 5-9PMFriday-Sunday, 5-10PM Holiday Hours:Dec. 16-19, 5-10PMDec. 20-23, 5-11PM Only $20 Per Car $40 per mini bus or RV$70 per coach/school bus or trolley (No cash; Only credit/debit cards accepted. No Refunds.)Questions? Mon.-Fri., 9AM-5PM, Call (631) 543-6622During Show Hours, Call (631) 852-1315 Proceeds […]

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November 30, 2019

Up-close, embedded look at elite LI Guard unit training to rescue astronauts

POSTED 5:48 PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019, BY JAMES FORD AND KEITH LOPEZ, UPDATED AT 05:49PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 WESTHAMPTON, L.I. — Jumping out of planes and on to personal watercraft by parachute, from 3,500 feet — that’s just part of the life-risking activities that some elite airmen from our region engage in in order to save lives. And now […]

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November 26, 2019

Deceased minke whale found in East Hampton

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is currently responding to a deceased minke whale in East Hampton. The whale had been reported initially as alive and in poor condition, but the animal died shortly before the team arrived on scene. We are working with East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and NOAA Fisheries […]

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November 23, 2019

Humpback whale washes up in Southampton

AMSEAS is currently responding to a deceased humpback whale in Southampton. The 27.5-foot animal is now out of the surf and a necropsy will begin this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates! If you see a deceased, sick, or injured marine animal, immediately call the NYS Stranding Hotline at 631.369.9829 Source: https://www.facebook.com/amseasorg/

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November 14, 2019