Patchogue Harbor
Review and History

Patchogue is a village on the Great South Bay on the south side of New York's Long Island. Patchogue Harbor is almost 12 nautical miles (19 kilometers or 12 miles direct) east of Bay Shore Harbor, also on Long Island's Great South Bay. Patchogue Harbor is just 64 nautical miles (95 kilometers or 59 miles direct) east of the Port of New York. About 11,500 people live in Patchogue Harbor.

Named after the indigenous tribe that lived there before the arrival of white men, Patchogue Harbor is part of the town of Brookhaven. Patchogue Harbor was incorporated in 1893.

The Patchogue Shores Marina is a full service marina that is open throughout the year, offering summer slips and winter storage as well as many other services. This protected Patchogue Harbor marina has 100 boat slips and two moorings. Dockage is available at this Patchogue Harbor marina for transient vessels at a rate of $3 per foot, and electric power and water are available. This Patchogue Harbor marina offers public showers and restrooms, laundry, cable TV, and grills on and near the dock. This marina in Patchogue Harbor has a fuel dock with mid- and high-test fuel but no diesel and a pump-out station, both of which are open from Tuesday through Saturday.

The Patchogue Shores Marina is an authorized dealer for the highest quality marine products, offering several lines of boats, engines, and boating accessories. Among the other services offered by this marina in Patchogue Harbor are sale of new and used boats, a boat brokerage, service and parts, mobile service, and a travel lift service. The office is open from Tuesday through Sunday. The service department at this Patchogue Harbor Marina is staffed by skilled and certified marine mechanics

Located in East Patchogue Harbor, Aquamarina Sunset Harbour offers slips for boats to 19.8 meters (65 feet), in-water jet ski docks, and rack storage for boats to 7.9 meters (26 feet). This Patchogue Harbor marina offers outside land storage for boast to 19.8 meters and inside winter storage for boats to 12.2 meters (40 feet). Transient vessels are welcome at Patchogue Harbor's Aquamarine Sunset Harbour.

A ship's store at Patchogue Harbor's Aquamarina Sunset Harbour offers ice, drinks, snacks, and marine supplies, and the marina has a swimming pool and tiki bar as well as a boaters' lounge and game room. The marina's amenities also include restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a playground, a picnic area, gazebos, and Wi-Fi service. This Patchogue Harbor marina offers spring commissioning, winterization, and shrink-wrapping services and an on-site service department that is equipped with a 50-ton Travel Lift. The service department also offers bottom painting, mechanical and fiberglass repairs, and routine maintenance.

Patchogue Harbor is also home to Morgan's Swan River Marina and Beach House Restaurant. This Patchogue Harbor marina offers 70 slips for boats to 9.8 meters (32 feet). Summer dockage and transient slips are available, and Morgan's offers winter storage. The marina has gasoline and pump-out stations and offers restrooms, water, electricity, and ice. This Patchogue Harbor marina also offers jet ski rentals, and it has a Travel Lift and ramp. Morgan's Swan River Marina and Beach House Restaurant also has full marine services, and it is a Mercruiser dealer. Customers get free dockage while dining at the Beach House Restaurant which offers one of the South Shore's best views and live music. The restaurant offers a varied menu of fresh seafood, burgers, steaks, and other delicious items.

The Village of Patchogue is one of Long Island's best downtown shopping districts with a mix of retail shops, wonderful restaurants, and commercial services. The Patchogue River and Patchogue Harbor invite many private yachts and small recreational vessels in addition to commercial vessels. The headquarters of the Fire Island National Seashore is located in Patchogue Harbor, and ferry services link Patchogue Harbor to Watch Hill and Davis Park on Fire Island.

Patchogue Harbor has a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers and mild to cool winters. Temperatures in Patchogue Harbor range from an average high of 24°C (about 75°F) in July and August to an average low of -1°C (30°F) in January. Rainfall varies throughout the year. The wettest months for Patchogue Harbor are March and August, while July is the direst month. Humidity levels range from a high of 80% in September and October to a low of 70% in December. Patchogue Harbor gets snowfall from November through April, with an average of almost seven inches ( centimeters) falling in January.

Patchogue Harbor is proud, for good reason, of its Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Suffolk County's largest theater, it opened in 1923 as Long Island's biggest theater. The theater has been restored to its original grandeur and is run by an independent not-for-profit group. Hosting music and theater performances, visitors highly recommend a trip to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue Harbor is the only microbrewery on Long Island. Operating since the late 1990s, Brewery and Tasting Room hours are from 3 to 7pm on Thursday and Friday and from noon to 7pm on Saturday. Free tours of the brewery are available on Saturdays at 1 and 4pm. Visitors report that this Patchogue Harbor brewery makes one of the best beers in the country, and it is located conveniently behind the Harbor Crab seafood restaurant.

Home of the Fire Island National Seashore headquarters, Patchogue Harbor is across the Great South Bay north of Fire Island. The Fire Island National Seashore is open year-round, and visitors can visit the 1858 Fire Island Lighthouse and the wilderness area any time of year. The 558-hectare Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness area preserves the natural barrier island ecosystem.

During the season, the William Floyd Estate is open for those who want to see the architectural features and artifacts in this 250-year old home. Accessible seasonally by ferry from Patchogue Harbor, by private boat, or by foot is Sailors Haven, home of a secondary dun system with a rare maritime holly forest. Campers can reach Watch Hill by boat or by foot during the season where they will find 26 individual campsite, a group campsite, and a self-guided nature trail. There is a 183-slip transient marina at Watch Hill as well as a picnic area, restrooms, and a bath house.

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