May 31, 2008
Early Saturday morning in Greenport the fog seemed to roll in and out as the dim sunlight grew in strength or waned with the moving cloud cover. It was easy to imagine whaling ships coming in and out of the harbor as they had back in the early 1800s, unload their cargo of oil rendered from whale fat and get new supplies from S. T. Preston & Son, the oldest ship chandlery in the northeast. During the prohibition era rum runners had a field day coming in at night with a cover of fog and pulling straight under Claudio's to upload directly into that venerable restaurant's storage area. I plan to post photos of these establishments when I get a brighter day.
Posted by Mark Kreider at 6:11 PM