+-
Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, arrives into Oyster (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, arrives into Oyster Bay four hours after setting sail from Stamford, Conn., on Saturday. Justin, who sailed solo across the Long Island Sound on an 8-foot-long Optimist sailboat, helped raise $4,000 for a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation cleanup project in the Bronx River, which feeds into the Sound.

Justin Smith sails solo across Long Island Sound

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, sailed solo across Long Island Sound from Stamford, Conn. to Oyster Bay to raise money to fund a clean-up project in the Bronx River, which feeds into the Sound.

Justin arrives near Oyster Bay's WaterFront Center on
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Justin arrives near Oyster Bay's WaterFront Center on Saturday after his solo voyage across the Long Island Sound. The seventh-grader made the trip on an 8-foot-long Optimist boat and has been sailing with the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay for three years.

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, used his Optimist
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, used his Optimist sailboat on Saturday for the solo trip across the Long Island Sound. The voyage helped raise $4,000 to fund a cleanup project in the Bronx River, which feeds into the Sound. Justin came up with the idea as a charity activity for his bar mitzvah.

Pat Aitken, executive director of Friends of the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Pat Aitken, executive director of Friends of the Bay, which protects water quality in Oyster Bay, searched for Justin Smith on Saturday during his solo sail across the Long Island Sound. The seventh-grader from Muttontown sailed four hours to raise money for a cleanup project in the Bronx River.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Justin, dad Brian Smith, mom Sharon Smith and
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Justin, dad Brian Smith, mom Sharon Smith and sister Samantha, all of Muttontown, hold up a sign celebrating Justin's return to Oyster Bay after a four-hour solo sail to raise funds for a "bioextraction" cleanup project by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the Bronx River.

Lynn Dwyer, assistant director for the northeast National
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Lynn Dwyer, assistant director for the northeast National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, showed up to support 12-year-old Justin Smith of Muttontown during his solo sail across the Long Island Sound on Saturday. The funds raised by the trip will benefit the nonprofit's cleanup project in the Bronx River, which flows into the Sound.

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, arrives into Oyster
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Justin Smith, 12, of Muttontown, arrives into Oyster Bay four hours after setting sail from Stamford, Conn., on Saturday. Justin, who sailed solo across the Long Island Sound on an 8-foot-long Optimist sailboat, helped raise $4,000 for a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation cleanup project in the Bronx River, which feeds into the Sound.

The Waterfront Center

The Waterfront Center, 1 West End Ave., Oyster
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Waterfront Center, 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay: Offers spring and fall kayak rentals, plus a summer camp. Prices are $15 per hour single kayak; $20 per hour tandem kayak. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, prices vary.


ALSO SEE:

Blydenburgh County Park Campground , Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown: This 588 acre campground offers restrooms, a dump station, boating, fishing, dog park, showers, grills. Call for more details.

Blydenburgh County Park Campground , Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown: This 588 acre campground offers restrooms, a dump station, boating, fishing, dog park, showers, grills. Call for more details.

Bob's Canoe Rentals , P.O. Box 529, Kings Park: Paddling and rowing rentals. Prices are $50 single kayak; $60 Canoe; $60 2-person kayak. Open April 15-Nov. 15, hours vary.

Connetquot River Canoe Rentals, 268 Pulaski Road, Kings Park: Features canoes, kayaks, instruction, and guided trips (10-boat minimum). Prices are $50 per canoe, $50 single kayak, $60 double kayak ($100 additional for guided instruction). Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Mid-April-mid-November.

JK Kayak , 960 Wheeler Rd. #5633., Hauppauge: Offers tours throughout Long Island. Lessons in Nassau and Suffolk County for individuals and groups. Corporate parties available. Open spring, summer and fall. Prices and hours vary.

Nissequogue River Canoe And Kayak Rentals , Paul Given County Park Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown: On the river, this space is good for families, groups, schools and scouts; rentals, 50 canoes and 40 kayaks. Open daily April 15-Nov. 1, depending on weather and tide. Prices vary.

Setauket Harbor Canoes & Kayaks , 30 Shore Rd., East Setauket: Offers kayaks, canoes and rowing shells for rent and sale, as well as daily environmental awareness tours and instruction. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Prices are $40 for single kayaks; from $48 for tandem.

Samantha Smith, 8, of Muttontown, holds up a
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Samantha Smith, 8, of Muttontown, holds up a poster she made on Saturday to celebrate older brother Justin's solo trip across the Long Island Sound. Her 12-year-old sibling, who has sailed for three years with the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, set sail from Stamford, Conn., and arrived four hours later near Oyster Bay's WaterFront Center.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

Get The 1600 newsletter

Our inside look at the race to the White House.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.