Enroute AIS told me that the southbound Bridgeport to Port Jefferson Ferry "Park City" would be crossing only a couple of hundred feet from us at 16.5 knots. I switched to channel 13 to call him but before I could, I saw that he had altered course to pass safely behind us. So I just called him, by name, to thank him for doing so.
In the past the rules in North Cove were: "Take any of the moorings where the pick up stick is marked by a yellow plastic ribbon because the owner is away -- and the mooring is free". But Lene was told over the phone to take "any mooring" so we took one near the entrance, without a yellow ribbon. Half an hour later we were hailed by its owner, returning from an evening race. He told us to take a free town mooring, at the other end of the mooring field, formerly known as the shallow end. We did so with trepidation about the depth, but got safely on a mooring there, only a short dink ride to the dock. By now it was nine pm and a very light and easy dinner aboard. Another warm quiet night.