03/27/17 5:20pm
The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The Taylor’s Island Foundation held a vintage wine tasting fundraiser Saturday at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport.

The event, which was held on Greek Independence Day, began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares). He bequeathed Taylor’s Island to Shelter Island Town.

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02/25/17 11:29am
Wooden fish (24” and 30”) that are being offered to artists to create silent auction pieces.  (Courtesy photo)

Wooden fish (24” and 30”) that are being offered to artists to create silent auction pieces. (Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin that was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).  (more…)

02/14/17 6:00am
Credit: Courtesy photo

There will be a silent auction for these wooden fish at the event. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin which was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).

In 1937, S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares) expanded the cabin by adding a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, foyer and landmark tower with a catwalk to the original Taylor’s Island cabin. In 2007, the cabin was added to the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Greek Independence Day, the Taylor’s Island Foundation is celebrating S. Gregory Taylor at Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling Street, Greenport. The celebration includes two events — an open house in the afternoon followed by a wine tasting in the evening. (more…)

05/25/16 7:08am
A Shelter Island view from the 'Kissing Rock.' (Credit: Charity Robey)

A Shelter Island view from the ‘Kissing Rock.’ (Credit: Charity Robey)

Shelter Island is more than a charming, boring version of the Hamptons, a bucolic identity that travel writers have stuck on it. The island has welcomed visitors for two centuries with a contrariness that comes with being able to roll up the gangplanks every night and let the rest of the world go to hell. There’s a lot here, especially for people willing to bike or float, and a long summer day is enough time to get a taste.  (more…)

01/22/16 6:07am
The Smith-Taylor cabin on Taylor's Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Smith-Taylor cabin on Taylor’s Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

There’s a piece of hidden history located on a small strip of land off Shelter Island.

On it lies the historic Smith-Taylor log cabin, which is accessible by boat and is undergoing a major restoration project that hit a significant milestone this past fall. (more…)