Good luck to everyone on the Eastern Seaboard as Hurricane Irene heads up our way!
I volunteer for East End Seaport Museum in Greenport, NY. We’re located way out on the far tip of Long Island. Because of the storm a lighthouse cruise we had planned for Saturday was rescheduled for September 10th. Otherwise, we might have ended up a new version of “Gilligan’s Island”!
I am headed out to Long Beach Bar (“Bug”) Light today with some other volunteers to do an inspection and safety plan before we begin to land people on the lighthouse next month. I expect it to be a little choppy even though the hurricane is not expected to be felt until early Saturday evening. My neighbor in Greenport went through the famous “Hurricane of ’38” which is also known locally as the “Long Island Express.” At 78 – she gives us courage. She also has a good sense of storms – and when to batten down, and when the weatherman is being dramatic.
What’s your call on Hurricane Irene – a monster, or will it go east out to sea?
Again, I hope everyone comes through safely.