A reminder to boaters: on September 3,2016, there will be a 5 mph speed limit in the area around the Huntington Lighthouse because of its annual music festival. . In addition, the Huntington Town harbormaster, working with the Suffolk County Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Lloyd Harbor Village harbormaster, will again step up patrols in the area of the festival, which attracts more than 1,000 boats carrying over 12,000 attendees who come from as far away as Rhode Island and New Jersey.
The Town will have rapid rescue recovery units available, if necessary, and work in coordination with local fire departments on rescues. As has been done in the past, law enforcement boats will be strategically located throughout the area to help ensure an orderly dispersal after the event and to optimize the response time for boats in need of assistance.
Among the agencies that have committed resources to assist in enforcement and rescue operations are the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Eatons Neck, the Suffolk County and Northport Village Police Departments, the Lloyd Harbor Village harbormaster and the Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Halesite, Huntington and Northport Fire Departments and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
A map showing the area affected by the speed restriction can be downloaded.