The Triton

News

Montauk marina owner dies

ADVERTISEMENT

The longtime owner of a marina in Montauk on New York’s Long Island was found dead floating in harbor waters on Sept. 1. Carl Darenberg Jr. was 64.


Mr. Darenberg ran Montauk Marine Basin, which takes boats up to 50 feet. His body was found off Uihlein’s Marina docks. Foul play was not suspected.


Many in the area considered him a legend. According to news reports, his father bought the marina in 1955 and he worked there his whole life.


“This is a real loss to our Montauk fishing community,” said marina owner Henry Uihlein.


“He cared so much about Montauk and wanted to promote Montauk as a fishing community,” his cousin, Debbie Tuma, told the East Hampton Press. “From me, coming from a fishing family, what I’m going to miss about Carl is his whole knowledge of the fishing history. It goes down with him. He knew so much about all the history, the fishermen, the winning fish, the things that happened in Montauk that were significant. The sport fishing in Montauk is seventh in the world. If you ever wanted to know something, you’d ask Carl.”


He was named the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year in 2012.


Readers and friends of this news story commented on the website:

“I met Carl in 1974 when I was an 11-year-old kid and had caught my first shark. He said to me with that big smile of his, ‘Well, kid, you’re going be hooked on fishing for life now!’ ” Boy, was he right. I saw Carl every summer after that and always enjoyed his company. He was a genuine nice guy with a big heart and he will be missed. I can’t imagine Montauk without Carl.”


Related Posts...
A group of residents gathered at Molokai harbor recently to Read more...
Foreign trade zone offers new options for foreign-flagged yachts By Read more...
By Dorie Cox Wednesday worked. For as long as most Read more...
About 105,000 buyers, sellers and browsers visited the Fort Lauderdale Read more...
Crow’s Nest Yachts brokerage, based along San Diego’s Shelter Island, Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Antigua17: Day 4 at the charter show

Antigua17: Day 4 at the charter show

More Informative hours start the day and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina night closes the night. Photos by Dorie

Antigua17: Antigua charter show day 3

Antigua17: Antigua charter show day 3

Mornings start with Informative hours and wind up with Let's Rebuild Barbuda charity event and Nelson's Dockyard Night. Photos by Dorie …

Antigua17: Day 2 at the Antigua show

Antigua17: Day 2 at the Antigua show

Charter yacht crew put on their best for brokers and guests yesterday. Photos by Dorie