Tag Archives: Gray’s Creek

Pic Of The Day #125

Gloria — Alan Sterling’s old oyster boat, in Gray’s Creek (Photo/Dave Dellinger)

Pic Of The Day #78

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Alan Sterling’s death. His oyster boat, “Gloria,” still sits in Gray’s Creek by the Longshore exit road. (Photo/John Kantor)

Pic Of The Day #34

Gray’s Creek. (Photo/Dave Dellinger)

Glorious Gloria

In the 2 1/2 years since Alan Sterling died, “Gloria” — his beloved oyster boat — has sat forlornly in Gray’s Creek.

But on Sunday, alert “06880” reader/Renaissance man/photographer Jaime Bairaktaris noticed something:

She shined brightly. With Christmas lights.

Intrigued, he took a photo. But it didn’t show “Gloria” in all her glory.

Last night, Jaime returned to the inlet, between Compo Beach Road and Longshore. He hoped the lights would be on again.

They were. He snapped these gorgeous photos:


(Photos/Jaime Bairaktaris)

(Photos/Jaime Bairaktaris)

Jaime has no clue who strung the lights, and turns them on at night. He asked if I know.

I don’t.

It’s better that way. Just call it Alan Sterling’s Christmas miracle.

Betsy Kahn’s Beauty

Alert — and very talented — “06880” photographer Betsy P. Kahn had a busy day today. She shot 3 fantastic waterside scenes: Saugatuck Island, Gray’s Creek and the Longshore marina.

The air was cold. The sun was setting. But Betsy nailed it! (Click on or hover over any photo to enlarge.)

Saugatuck Island (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Saugatuck Island (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Saugatuck Island

Saugatuck Island

Grays Creek - Gloria - Betsy P Kahn

Gray’s Creek and the “Gloria” oyster boat. 

Gray's Creek sunset. (Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

Gray’s Creek sunset.

Strait Marina - Longshore - Betsy P Kahn

E.R. Strait Marina, Longshore. (Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)