The Bathtub Crew
Beth Young | Editor & Publisher
Beth Young built her first boat out of driftwood tied together with phragmites behind her family’s apartment above the old Mill Creek Inn in Southold. She lived for many years aboard a 24-foot sailboat in Sag Harbor.
Nowadays, she spends most of her time kayaking, learning about shellfish, writing newspaper stories, trying to sail a Sunfish, and watching the way the bay changes from day to day.
Gianna Volpe | Multimedia Reporter
Gianna Volpe has been tying boats up to the dock since she could stand. She began crabbing and jetskiing in Barnegat Bay in her native New Jersey as a young girl, and has been fascinated by tide pools ever since.
She loves goblin sharks, bioluminescence and throwing beached conchs back into the bay. She once high-fived a shark off of Montauk, and she eats her bay scallops raw.
George Cork Maul | Kayak Correspondant/Design Consultant
George Cork Maul is a composer, pianist and performance art specialist who specializes in artistic collaborations on the East End.
He kayaks around Robins Island nearly every morning, loves to serve as sailboat crew, and makes pizza for the Bathtub Crew’s meetings.
He is a student of phenomenology, wave patterns, string theory and waterspouts.
Isaac Greinke | Graphic Design/Cartoons
Isaac Greinke lived on a boat as a child, and has a very healthy fear of the sea, which he has channeled into drawings of sea monsters and other horrible creatures of the deep.
He is a 2014 graduate of Riverhead High School, where he haunted the graphic design laboratory and specialized in drawing caricatures of his classmates.
He has designed websites and created stop motion animation and live films, and is currently designing a clothing line for The Peconic Bathtub.
Jeanne Marie Merkel | Shelter Island Correspondant
Jeanne Marie Merkel spent her childhood cruising the northeast with her parents and her eight brothers and sisters on a succession of ever-more-complicated motorboats.
Her favorite childhood memories are of being rocked to sleep by the Peconic Bay and rowing ashore with her family in Dering Harbor for shore leave adventures. She lives on Shelter Island, where she volunteers at Mashomack Preserve, kayaks to Taylor’s Island and plans this year to get back to messing around in bigger boats.