Greenport, settled in 1682, remains encircled by bucolic landscapes and is a low-key and peaceful seaside village. Because of its deep and protected harbor, Greenport became a major whaling port between 1795 and 1859 when more than 20 whaling ships berthed here. The town was also a very busy shipbuilding center.
By the mid-1800s the menhaden fishing industry employed thousands of people. During the first half of the 20th century, Greenport became a huge oystering center. When the oyster industry began to shrink, Greenport turned to tourism and became a destination for global visitors. Greenport is still the annual site of a tall-ship rendezvous but now they come for fun rather than commerce.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!