Sea Tow International founders Captain Joe and Georgia Frohnhoefer were honored during a fundraiser for the San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Founders Landing in Southold Sunday night.
Mr. Frohnhoefer was chosen as The Suffolk Times Businessman of the Year in 2005. He created Southold-based Sea Tow International, which helps boaters stranded out on the water, and has offered its services in much larger emergencies.
In 2005, 50 Sea Tow employees spent more than three months helping the Coast Guard recover vessels scattered by high winds and turbulent waters during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That year, Sea Tow International claimed more than 145,000 members in 110 locations.Sunday’s event featured a raw bar by Southold Fish Market, hors d’oeuvres by Christopher Michael of the Jamesport Country Kitchen and music by the Trevor Davison Orchestra, as well live and silent auctions.