Carl Darenberg of Montauk Marine Basin Found Dead in Montauk Harbor

Owner of Montauk Marine Basin, Carl Darenberg having fun at the Sharks Eye All Release Tournament and Festival
Owner of Montauk Marine Basin, Carl Darenberg having fun at the Sharks Eye All Release Tournament and Festival held at Montauk Marine Basin in July. Photo credit: Jennifer Sheppard.

Carl Darenberg, a Montauk fixture who owned Montauk Marine Basin, was discovered dead floating in Montauk Harbor near Uihlein’s Marine on Monday morning, according to East Hampton Town police.

Authorities said a Uihlein’s worker spotted a body at 9:40 a.m. and several onlookers helped retrieve and secure the body before contacting police.

The victim was identified as 64-year-old Darenberg. Police and the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office are continuing to investigate.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 631-537-7575.

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