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Re: cruising

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I was surprised as well, as many like it. Maybe it was "cheap", your word. I wasn't even all that impressed with Preston Ship Store. We did take an expensive mooring in Derring, as it was nicely protected and a storm was coming through as we arrived. Maybe I was just in a bad mood that day.

Could be that I overheard someone make a comment like this. Not all wealth people became wealthy on the backs of the taxpayer. Most worked hard or invented something. Ironically, I find the wealthy transients on Eastern LI, and in Martha's Vineyard for that matter, are quite liberal and equally critical of TARP.
What I meant by cheap was inexpensive for the LI area for a slip, not the facility which was a 85 on a scale of 100. Mitchel Park I believe was $3 a foot compared to $6 a foot in Sag Harbor and Montauk marinas. The marina in Greenport was great location in city central with an old time gazebo on the grounds. Prestons was nothing special you are right, but the town was kind of fun. Spending 2/3 as much for a mooring in Derring Harbor ( I think it was $75) as a slip in Greenport would make me mad too. If you take a cab there are a couple of LI Wineries about 3 miles outside of town with tasting rooms. They aren't California Russian River Valley or Burgeone France but they were a fun diversion.

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