Ancient Ritual - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1787152

Ancient Ritual

I was thrilled to see the cover story about our horseshoe crab population on the East End [“Horseshoe Crabs: The Real Blue Bloods Of The Hamptons, Vulnerable To Extinction,”, June 1].

In concert with Pikes Beach, we enjoy a boisterous May month end full of horseshoe crabs a-mating just east of Gunning Point on the bay side. Like clockwork, the full moon near to month’s end seems to ring the bell for dozens if not hundreds of horseshoe crabs to arrive for the annual ritual.

The third generation of Picas have now experienced this ancient, beyond measure, event.

Vincent Pica