A schooner belonging to a Connecticut-based environmental education group sailed into Port Jefferson Harbor on Friday, Aug. 5 to help highlight the need to protect the waters of the Long Island Sound.
To cap off the schooner’s trip to the village, state legislators from Connecticut and New York attended at on Monday afternoon to discuss what the two states can do to preserve the Long Island Sound for future generations.
After the conference attendees were able to board the schooner to walk around the deck and take part in interactive education presentations. One crew member had Horseshoe crabs available in a tank for people to take a peek at up close and even hold.
The schooner sailed for Bridgeport, CT after the trip to Port Jefferson, arriving there on Aug. 15. The schooner will continue to traverse the Sound for the rest of the summer, coming back to Long Island to visit Hempstead Harbor on Aug. 30.
Check out the short clip of Horseshoe crabs on the Sound Waters schooner.