Posts Categorized: The Pels

Star Island Staff Help Distressed Boat in Gosport Harbor

Four Star Island staff members sprang into action Friday morning when a distress call from a lobstering vessel was heard at 8:45 AM over marine radio. Waterfront Services Manager Keith Oshel and Deckhand Rich Kunz approached the distressed vessel aboard one of Star Island’s inflatable boats with a fire extinguisher in hand. After assessing the… Read more >

A Look at the Second Half of Summer 2013

As we shared earlier in the summer, there’s a lot happening on Star Island. As the months continued, even more has happened. And while we could inundate you with endless sunset pictures, we have something even better to share: moments of community. Here are some highlights from the latter part of summer 2013: A new… Read more >

Staff Celebrate Garden Harvest

If you’ve been following us on twitter or instagram, you know that the Pelicans — our summer staff — have been working really hard on gardening this year. Rachel Worthington, our Sustainability Pelican, reports that we have harvested 300 pounds of produce so far this summer. She is hoping this year’s total yield will be… Read more >

A Pelican Summer: Music Director

This is my first full season working on Star Island and it’s been amazing so far. I got introduced to the magic of this place through someone I was visiting last summer in 2012, and loved it so much I decided to apply to work here this summer. I was very pleased to be offered… Read more >

A Pelican Summer: Bellhop Supervisor

My name is Carrie Pope and I am the Bellhop Supervisor at the Oceanic Hotel on Star Island. What does a bellhop do? It’s hard to list because there is so much! I have a fun and constantly changing job that requires you to move around a lot. Sometimes you use your brain to solve… Read more >

Community mourns the loss of Dave Pierson

The Star Island community recently lost a dear friend, former staff member, and long-time Shoaler: Dave Pierson. His many years as winter caretaker, with his wife Edith, and time spent as island engineer, among other roles, kept the island running for decades. The island celebrated Dave’s life by ringing the chapel bell 2 p.m. Tuesday… Read more >

Star Island employees rescue boaters from sinking vessel

From Coast Guard Petty Officer Thomas Barossi said the Coast Guard received a call at 10:40 a.m. reporting a 35-foot cabin cruiser was sinking off Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. “It was taking on water. It was completely submerged at one point,” he said. Kyle Belmont, assistant conference center manager for… Read more >

End of Season work application period opens

Star Island is now accepting applications for End of Season positions. Multiple positions are available starting mid-August with end dates as late as September 17. Candidate review and selection begins July 23. Apply today!/a>

Former Pelican nabs James Beard award

During the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, former Star Island employee Christina Tosi, of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City, walked away with the incredibly impressive Rising Star Chef of the Year award. The Beard awards are the highest honor for North American food and beverage professionals. Huge congratulations to you, Christina!

Star’s Greening

As part of global work day on 10/10/10 to bring attention to climate change, Star’s close up crew as part of the P.O.S.S. E. (pelicans on star supporting the environment) planted garden.’s Global Work Party was a worldwide event supporting environmental initiatives. Pictured here are Dave Goldman, Drew Clark, Peter Duran, Jason Knight, and… Read more >