Ships & Sails: Greenport Shipyard
A walk around Greenport, New York is easy on the eyes. A city whose heart belongs to the sea and a place where every narrow street dishes out a new aesthetic. Wander around, get lost a little bit and you may even stumble across a few other gems that aren’t a fixture of Main street. During a recent visit, this was exactly how I came across the Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding Company.
Since it’s founding in the mid-1800’s, this shipbuilder has been a fixture of Greenport. Initially building commercial fishing vessels, their business quickly evolved into yachts and entire fleets of fishing boats, and later minesweepers for the US Government during the second world war. Today they continue to build both yachts and commercial fishing boats, along with extensive rebuild, repair and refurbishment of all types of watercraft.
As with many shipyards that cater to traditional, and physically attractive, older boats, a tour can be overwhelming. This stop was no exception. Laced with beautiful boats, inspirational colors and a scenery that is almost cinematic, the visual senses were on overload. After a few short minutes, it became clear, this was a wrong turn worth taking.