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"Captain Joe" Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow Services International, died Tuesday. Services have been scheduled for this weekend. (Credit: courtesy photo)

“Captain Joe” Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow Services International, died Tuesday. Services have been scheduled for this weekend. (Credit: courtesy photo)

A service to celebrate the life of Sea Tow founder and philanthropist Joseph Frohnhoefer has been planned for this Sunday, according to a local funeral home.  (more…)

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Greg Swords, who is visiting from Georgia, having a good time at Saturday's lobsterfest in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greg Swords, who is visiting from Georgia, having a good time at Saturday’s lobsterfest in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The Rotary Clubs of Southold and Greenport hosted the annual Lobsterfest Saturday night at the Wharf House at Founders Landing in Southold.

Guests had their choice of lobster or steak. Hot dogs and burgers were available for kids.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | William Owen, right, mugs for the camera as his wife Elizabeth looks on at the Greenport-Southold Rotary Lobsterfest at Founder’s Landing in Southold Saturday.

Proving that North Forkers are a hardy bunch, the Greenport-Southold Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest at Founders Landing in Southold on Saturday was well-attended despite a steady downpour of rain.

Because of the weather, the take-out crew worked at lightning speed to fill hundreds of to-go orders, but some people braved the rain and sat outside under umbrellas eating lobster and steak, undeterred by the weather.

“It’s just a little mist,” said Al Fickeissen as he served from several bubbling vats of corn on the cob. “Nothing to worry much about.”

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The Frohnhoefer family of Sea Tow will be honored for their fundraising efforts tonight.

Sea Tow International founders Captain Joe and Georgia Frohnhoefer will be honored during a fundraiser for the San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Founders Landing in Southold from 4 to 6:30 p.m. tonight.

“Both Capt. Joe and Georgia Frohnhoefer are pillars of the community and have an unwavering interest in serving the public,” said Andrea Parks, San Simeon’s director of development. “They were a great choice as honorees for San Simeon, which also is active in serving the community at large.”

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 will feature 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.

“It’s going to be a beautiful day,” said Ms. Parks. “I’ve already checked the weather and it’s going to be absolutely lovely.”

For tickets or more information, contact Ms. Parks at 477-2110, ext. 252, or [email protected].