‘Love of being on the water’: CT’s L.I. Sound boating culture, without Steve Bannon

The Lady May, a 151-yacht docked at Steel Pointe on Bridgeport Harbor, in Bridgeport, Conn. Aug. 21, 2020.

Anyone who spends much time at all out on the sparkling surface of Long Island Sound along the Connecticut coast has one big thing in common, even if they don’t own — or know someone who owns — a 151-foot, $27.9 million “megayacht.”

Whether they access the Sound by power boat, sailboat, kayak or blow-up rubber raft, “I think they have a sincere love for the outdoors and they just want to get out and not be stuck inside,” said Evan Cusson, sales manager for Atlantic Outboard, a boat dealer in Westbrook, which had its latest splash of international fame recently.

That happened when members of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and federal law enforcement agents showed up with the Coast Guard to take Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Donald Trump, off said megayacht, the “Lady May,” and charge him with fraud in connection with a fundraising effort.

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Connecticut Media Group