Fisher's Island Trip

July 18, 2012 Fishers Island Fund Raising Trip

Join us on Thursday, July 18th for a Maritime excursion to Fishers Island. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this historic Island, founded in 1644 by John Winthrop Jr., and to tour its museum, The Henry L. Ferguson Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting items relating to Fishers Island's Archaeology, History and Natural History, and also to maintaining the Island's Land Trust. Please visit for further details.

Your tax deductible contribution of $350 or more to Greenport’s East End Maritime Museum will help provide us with the funds needed to continue our events such as the Greenport Maritime Festival as well as community services. *Offer is limited to 12 participants.

Donors at the Patron level of $350 and above will have an invitation (plus one guest) to the following:

  • Invitation to Captain’s Reception and cocktail party at The Greenporter Hotel, Wednesday, July 17th, (evening prior) from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Meet members of the board of The East End Seaport Museum. Enjoy a variety of signature Garden Cocktails and a sampling of seasonal hors d’oeuvres from our Chef’s kitchen.

  • Round trip passage to New London and to Fishers Island, departing on the Cross Sound Ferry to New London at 9:30 AM from Orient Point.  Taking Fishers Island ferry at 11:30 AM, arriving at Silver Eel Cove, Fishers Island at 12:15 PM.  Transfer from terminal to the museum from 12:15 to 12:30 PM.

  • Welcome and orientation with Pierce Rafferty, Director of the Museum along with a garden picnic lunch in the gazebo overlooking the adjacent nature sanctuary from 12:30 PM–1:15 PM

  • Entry to The Henry L. Ferguson Museum and guided tour of Museum 1:15 PM–2:00 PM

Driving tour of both the public western one third of the island and the private eastern two thirds. Sights will include historic homes, Yacht Club and harbor, the Island's churches and earliest school, world famous Fishers Island Club golf course, the Fishers Island Oyster Farm and other points of interest.

  • Depart on Fishers Island Ferry at 4:45PM, catching the Cross Sound at 6:00 PM, arriving back at Orient  at 7:30PM.

  • Captain Level Membership in the East End Seaport Museum.  (If you are currently a member, we will extend your membership an additional year.)
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