26 St. Mary’s Rd
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Shelter Island is a bit tricky when you want to mix sailing and faith. The island is served by two ferries. One on the northside goes to Greenport and the one on the south side goes to Sag Harbor. St. Mary’s is between the two sides of the island a hike from any of the harbors. If you have the good fortune to pull a mooring on the northside there is a bike rental spot, which might make a good solution to getting to St. Mary’s. You can also take a short walk to the ferry for Greenport and attend services there. (See Greenport entry).
If you have a yacht club membership you can get a mooring on a reiciptical and that gives you the advantage of launch service. If you don’t have such a resource I would recommend Jack’s Marina, which is one of my favorite spots, but you will need a dinghy. Jack’s is really a hardware/toy store with a mooring field, run by some really great people.
MORE TO COME
Across the street from Jack’s is a restaurant that serves complete and substantive meals. Down the block is a very popular gourmet market Marie Eiffel Market, with tables inside and out. The shop offers outstanding pastries, good coffee and other breakfast and lunch items. Plus there is a large of assortment of take out foods that can be reheated on board.