First Public Event for NSMC
On Friday, May 19 th at Mark Matthews and Joan Hatfield’s
home the first public event of the newly formed North Sea Maritime
Center was held to bring local guests up to date on the progress made
by the newly formed steward group for the Historic Tupper Boathouse
on North Sea Harbor in Southampton.
Ann Reisman, Mark Matthews, Sheila Comparetto and Lyn Ashe shared
progress reports and information about the restoration and renovation
phases, the programming vision to create historical and contemporary
marine activities and the immediate need for startup funds for the
Historic photos from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s showed continuously as a
slide show during the event. Contributed by members of the Tupper
family and the Southampton Historical Museum, they added an
additional element to the evening.
Those in attendance were: Mark and Suzanne Antilety, Ted and Carole
Beinecke, Sue and Ken Bieger, Sally Spanburgh, Tom Edmonds, Tom
Tupper, Mike and Betty Ann Raynor, Stephanie McNamara, Barbara
Fair and Myron Holtz, Holly and Chip Maran, Glorian Berk, Howard
Reisman, Jim Ashe, Vincent Comparetto, John Bouvier, Town
Councilman and Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator.
Looking across the North Sea harbor, at a setting similar to what has
existed in this locale for hundreds of years, Mark expressed the wishes
of those present when he said that this is a wonderful piece of
geography which has supported maritime activities for years, and that
the North Sea Maritime Center will continue our local history in the
preservation and restoration of this historic building.
Friends were invited to visit the website at northseamaritimecenter,org
for more information and an opportunity to contribute to this new