The Town of Babylon’s 1st Harbor Master, Fred “Fritz” Fricano was recognized by the Babylon Town board as Supervisor Schaffer, Councilmen Terence McSweeney, and DuWayne Gregory presented him with a proclamation at Cedar Beach Marina. Mr. Fricano was the Harbor Master from 1975 until he retired in 1999. Brought to Cedar by two of his children Melissa and Dan, under the guise of a day at the marina, he was surprised to see Tim Taylor who succeeded him as harbor master (but retired in December) and the current harbor master Artie Smith. They were joined by the Town’s Bay Constables and Public Safety.
For his service to our community, and service in the US Army during the Korean War, Mr. Fricano was also presented with red, white, and blue roses. Supervisor Schaffer announced that the Town would be retiring his badge and a plaques will be placed at the Cedar Beach Marina to honor him.