Wednesday, December 7, 2016

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

December 1, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Really, December — you’re back so soon? It’s hard to believe that within this month, you’ll usher in winter and escort 2016 out the door. Once again, you’ll gather together our loved ones and those we only see once a year. You’ll be so joyous and festive, sprinkling us with good cheer, and then suddenly you’re leaving us to face the bleakest few months on the calendar. As you can tell, I’m not a fan of the love-em-and-leave-em aspect of December. Just as I think July should be extended indefinitely, I’d be in favor of stretching December out to keep January at bay. However,... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: On Sunday, September 18 a boat ran aground and capsized while operating in Fire Island National Seashore’s wilderness breach, a channel closed to boating. Eight passengers, rescued by National Park Service (NPS) Rangers and Town of Brookhaven lifeguards, were transported off of Fire Island by the Village of Bellport to the South Country Ambulance Company. “Since the breach opened in 2012 there have been 17 calls for assistance and two rescues,” said NPS Supervisory Park Ranger Jon Swindle, who was first on the scene. “This is a dangerous area that is difficult... [Read the full story]

Features

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

December 1, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

There’s a gem of a lighthouse in Huntington Harbor. Standing as a 48-foot-tall navigational director since 1912, its head and torso have been battered by winds, bullied by temperature fluctuations, and beaten by rain, while the harbor’s waters erode it from its toes to its knees. While the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the main signaling device along with the foghorn, the lighthouse is owned by the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society. Bolstering and preserving this active aid to navigation (and welcoming landmark for boaters) is costly, so fundraising is the main mission of the Society.... [Read the full story]

Marina 411

Marina 411

Marina 411

July 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Click on the image to view all listings and then scroll down. Boating Times Long Island’s database of Long Island Marinas. Get details about each marina including transient rates, low water depth, electricity and water availability, additional amenities, plus a lot more. Name Amity Harbor Marine Lighthouse Marina DeGarmo’s Boatyard Address & Phone 30 Merrick Road, Amityville, 631-842-1280 229 Meetinghouse Creek, Aquebogue, 631-722-3400 21 Post Place, Babylon, 631-669-0789 Website www.amityharbormarine.com www.lighthousemarina.com www.degarmosboatyard.com Monitors... [Read the full story]

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Navtool Agreement Farmers Markets

August 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Navtool Agreement To View and Download Routes  click on the Navtool link below. Please complete the NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE MAPPING SOFTWARE agreement to continue: WARNING Do not enter or utilize the marine route-mapping data while craft is in motion. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS are for use by experienced maritime operators only and are meant to supplement and not replace conventional navigational instruments, maps and charts. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS do not contain all of the information necessary for safe marine navigation. Operators are... [Read the full story]

Features

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

There’s a gem of a lighthouse in Huntington Harbor. Standing as a 48-foot-tall navigational director since 1912, its head and torso have been battered by winds, bullied by temperature fluctuations, and beaten by rain, while the harbor’s waters erode it from its toes to its knees. While the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the main signaling device... Read more of this article


Be Wary of Whales!

Be Wary of Whales!

  Hardy boaters out in the coldest weather and people on whale cruises are often lucky enough to spot whales and other marine mammals. Did you know that these creatures are protected and may not be approached or disturbed? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division doesn’t want to discourage viewing marine... Read more of this article


Holiday Wish List – Top Waterproof Electronics

Holiday Wish List – Top Waterproof Electronics

  As the holidays approach, the majority of us have moved out of active boating season and into that phase when we daydream about perfect days on the water. Daydreaming can be just a way to spend the off-season, or fantasies can turn into a brainstorming session on ways to enhance next season’s boating adventures. Whether the boating boosts... Read more of this article


Books to Savor and Give

Books to Savor and Give

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Give More This Holiday Season

Give More This Holiday Season

  The holidays are a time of joy and sharing, so it’s nice to add groups and organizations to your gift-giving plans that support our waterways, shores, sea creatures, and our entire planet. By all means support your favorite sea charity or non-profit, but if you need a suggestion, here are eight organizations working hard to improve the... Read more of this article


Reliable Repairs Within Reach

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

 You love your boat and have a lot invested in it, so it’s hard to know where to turn when it needs fixing or upgrades. (Our ads are great jumping off spots, letting you skip step 1 below.) In any case, it’s usually a matter of “boater beware,” so be sure to do the groundwork before you trust your floating home and open your wallet to... Read more of this article


National Coast Guard Museum Moves Forward

National Coast Guard Museum Moves Forward

The Connecticut-based National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. (NCGMA) recently announced the themes for the interior design of the National Coast Guard Museum. The design concepts are the product of a yearlong review of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) history conducted by an internationally recognized museum planning and design firm, Gallagher &... Read more of this article


Get Your Swim On!

Get Your Swim On!

I love the holiday season for all its socializing and reconnecting with friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, I tend to overdo the food and beverage consumption at those gatherings — then I get on the scale and feel terrible. I’m not keen on most kinds of exercising, but I do love to swim, as it’s the best cardio, pulmonary, and skeletal... Read more of this article


Name that Boat!

Name that Boat!

  Just when you think there can’t possibly be any more good boat names out there, another season comes along and brings with it lots of fun surprises. I spotted names that reflect the pumped-up boater, including New York Minute and Kat-a-Tak, and the perhaps more easy-going boater in vessels named Air Waves, Seventh Inning Stretch,... Read more of this article


Tattoos to Technology: History at Sea

Tattoos to Technology: History at Sea

  Did you ever wonder why sailors ate lemons? Why some sail material was called duck? Or what was the smallest boat to sail across the Atlantic? Barry Pickthall’s A History of Sailing in 100 Objects has answers to all these questions and many more. It’s a whimsical, inventive, comprehensive, and scientific volume of sailing knowledge... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

My wife Ronni and I started boating later than many, as I was 50 when I purchased a used 21′ Cuddy from a fellow teacher. With age comes wisdom, and it did not take us long to realize we needed a safe boating class. Luckily, the United States Power Squadrons® had a 10-week class (within a year of passing the class I was an active member,... Read more of this article


Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

When temperatures drop, water safety precautions hold steady. In fact, harsher conditions combined with scarcity of boaters in the vicinity — to lend a hand or call for assistance — requires cold weather boaters to remain vigilant about every aspect of boating safety. How you feel when you step outside is not a reliable gauge of boating conditions.... Read more of this article


Unlocking the Locks

Unlocking the Locks

Imagine cruising all the way around South America or going up and above Canada to get to the west coast of the United States. Historically, a vessel would have to do so, braving the elements and being at sea much longer, before the Panama Canal opened in 1914. The concept of building a ship canal through Panama dates back to 1513, but technology... Read more of this article


Seeing into the Seas

Seeing into the Seas

  We are all caught up in what happens in this world, and yet in truth, we know so little about a large part of our planet — the seas. They occupy about 71 percent of the earth and at least that same measurement of its mysteries. Who occupies the oceans and what happens beyond our eyesight? The book Secrets of the Seas, A Journey into the... Read more of this article


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