It goes without saying how grateful we are for the generosity of our Festival sponsors listed below. Without them, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation would not be able to continue our educational programs and maintenance of the museum, nautical displays, and Long Beach Bar Lighthouse. We also appreciate the support of our fellow nonprofit organizations who offer so much to the public and ask for so little in return.
But thank you's must also be extended to the following individuals for going over and above: Joe Corso for coordinating Saturday's parade; Otto Schoenstein for producing the Kayak contest these past 15+ years; Captain Pat Mundus, an extraordinary woman who is emblematic of Greenport's spirit; Marla Milne and Tony Bettler for their creative movie about Captain Pat Mundus; Sharon Sailor and her enthusiastic generosity in producing the fundraising breakfast with pirates and mermaids; the U.S. Merchant Maritime Academy's Robert Asma and the midshipmen who graced our parade, raced in the Kayak Derby, and worked along side the Seaport Museum's volunteers; Tommy Sullivan, a talented musician who entertained Saturday night in spite of bone-chilling winds; and the dozens of yellow-shirted Volunteers who worked with smiles on their faces from early Friday morning through late Sunday eve. Special thanks go to all our dedicated First Responders, Chief Martin Flatley and his police officers who made every Festival attendee feel protected and secure. Our sincere gratitude is extended to Mayor Hubbard, the Village Board and the citizens of Greenport who welcome our fundraising event and the celebration of our communal maritime history.
And we thank you, our Maritime Festival participants for your energy, good spirits and yearly attendance to our lovely historic Village of Greenport.