Former U.S. Congressman Peter King was honored by the Town of Babylon when it renamed the Gilgo Beach Marina to the “Congressman Peter T. King Marina.”
Local and New York State officials and business owners were on hand for the dedication ceremony.
According to a press release by the Town of Babylon, Peter King served fourteen terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and brought several important beach replenishment projects to Gilgo Beach and the surrounding areas. The congressman’s advocacy has been instrumental in saving the town’s beaches over the years. Following Superstorm Sandy, King led a successful fight in Congress to obtain $60.4 billion in emergency funding for victims of the storm, many of whom reside in the Town of Babylon.
Earlier this year, the Town Board unanimously voted to re-name the Marina after King.
Photo – Standing (Left to Right): Town of Babylon Harbor Master Tim Taylor, Lainie Altman of Assemblyman Michael Durso’s Office, New York State Senator John Brooks, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Congressman Peter King, Former Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, Gilgo Beach Inn Owner Paul McDuffy, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Wyandanch Ambulance Chief of Training Jordan Thomas, Ed Wiggins of Senator Phil Boyle’s Office, Deputy Commissioner of the Town of Babylon Department of Environmental Control David Bligh, and Town of Babylon Bay Constable Ken Fellers. Kneeling (Left to Right): Ryan Carvano of Congressman Andrew Garbarino’s Office, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Village of Lindenhurst Mayor Mike Lavorata and Councilman Terence McSweeney.