But a bird-lover may have helped find it.
Yesterday morning — while scanning Long Island Sound and Cockenoe Island for birds, with her spotting scope — Tina Green noticed a bench on the Cockenoe sand spit. It’s where the common terns and American oystercatchers nest
This morning she headed to Saugatuck Shores. Here’s what she saw, with her long-range scope:
Tina — who in real life owns Renaissance Studio, the great stained custom stained glass company, with her husband Peter — suspects it might be one of the 3 now reported gone.
“Someone may have gone to a lot of trouble to remove the bench, and then get it out to Cockenoe,” she says.
She hopes the Marine Police can retrieve it, once their boat is in the water. Or, Tina says, “perhaps a Westporter with a large enough boat and a few strapping lads can return it to Compo where it belongs. It’s heavy!”