Thursday, August 17, 2017

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

I love everything about August except the way every experience seems measured by the hourglass. People say, “Let’s get together one more time this summer!” and “Is there still time to do that before summer ends?” This August, let’s stop calendar and clock watching. Is the water calm and is the breeze delightful right now? If it is, why are you spending one precious minute thinking about tomorrow’s meeting or calculating where to make time in a busy week for an oil change? Turn your gaze away from the unknown and savor what’s right in front of you. Lift your (sunscreened) face... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: There are so many times I love to take my boat out alone. However, even if you know how to swim, you must follow some important rules when going solo. Wear a life jacket — don’t take anything for granted. File a float plan — inform someone about your trip. Also, carry some form of ID so that someone can be notified in case of an emergency. Never drink alcohol — it can severely impair your judgment and result in accidents. Dress according to the weather conditions and water temperature — wear a hat and apply sun block. Hydrate — carry lots of drinking water (and food)... [Read the full story]

Features

Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

August 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Fridays August 4 – September 1 Fireworks at Coney Island 9:30 pm 718-372-5159 www.coneyisland.com/tourist-information Ocean viewing by boat off of the beach   Saturday August 19 Town of Babylon Beach Blast and Fireworks Extravaganza Overlook Beach at Cedar Beach Dusk https://www.evensi.us/2017-town-of-babylon-beach-blast-town-of-babylon-parks/209217081 Anchor outside of the channel markers/buoys in the State Channel and surrounding bays as well as ocean viewing off Cedar Beach   Saturday August 26 East Hampton Fire Department Fireworks Show East Hampton Fire Department Main Beach, End... [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]

NavTool

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

Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

Fridays August 4 – September 1 Fireworks at Coney Island 9:30 pm 718-372-5159 www.coneyisland.com/tourist-information Ocean viewing by boat off of the beach   Saturday August 19 Town of Babylon Beach Blast and Fireworks Extravaganza Overlook Beach at Cedar Beach Dusk https://www.evensi.us/2017-town-of-babylon-beach-blast-town-of-babylon-parks/209217081 Anchor... Read more of this article


Paw Prints on Deck

Paw Prints on Deck

Memories made on the water last a lifetime — for everyone aboard. Yes, our furriest four-legged companions enjoy the experience as much as we do, savoring hours and days on the water with loved ones. However, as these stories relate, you need to observe your dog’s reaction and safeguard them in unknown circumstances. Encourage, reward, praise,... Read more of this article


Fun In Bayville

Fun In Bayville

Well, at Bridge Marina and Bridge Marine Sales, it translates into a totally satisfying experience.  As Bayville’s premiere family-owned-and-operated marina for nearly 30 years, we’ve developed a style of doing business that is distinctly friendlier than your average boat dealership. We also have a unique philosophy that guarantees... Read more of this article


Reading Clouds

Reading Clouds

Clouds are signposts in the sky — if you know how to read them, they are the most accurate weather forecast tools available. They are so local they can predict storms that are half a mile away and may hit your area in the next 10 minutes. Where else can boaters get that kind of real time information? Professional mariners and anglers spend... Read more of this article


Alone and Together on the Water

Alone and Together on the Water

Each summer, my husband and I manage to get out on the boat for one afternoon — alone. Of course, we enjoy including our kids, friends, and family on our voyages, but we also need a dose of “we” time. Although going to dinner or seeing a movie are other venues that offer us an uninterrupted and calm atmosphere, being alone on the boat together... Read more of this article


Stay Alert, Boaters!

Stay Alert, Boaters!

It’s easy to relax while spending a day on your boat. However, you cannot always surrender completely to relaxation, as being on a boat requires alertness and attention. Sun, alcohol, skipping meals, and dehydration lead to diminished focus, muscle cramps, disorientation, and an inability to concentrate — the opposite of what you need if you’re... Read more of this article


When There’s No Doctor Aboard

When There’s No Doctor Aboard

Boat owners are a happy lot — just ask any of the estimated 13 million skippers in the U.S.! However, according to Dr. Michael Jacobs, our fun in the sun pastime involves some health risks. A longtime sailor and co-author of Marine Medicine, Dr. Jacobs identifies seasickness and sunburn as two of the most common offshore medical emergencies.... Read more of this article


Is Your First Aid Kit Fully Stocked?

Is Your First Aid Kit Fully Stocked?

  Often, a boat’s first aid kit is overlooked until it’s needed. At that point, you don’t want to dig out a dusty box half-filled with dried up or expired items, so before you set out on your next adventure, check the kit. Properly dispose of anything that has expired, open non-sealed bottles and boxes to make sure they are reasonably... Read more of this article


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: We have had an amazing summer so far at Huntington Lighthouse. Thanks to your generous support, progress has been made on the critical repair work. However, after much deliberation and many logistical calculations, we were left with no choice but to cancel the 2017 Musicfest. The restoration process that began last fall has made great... Read more of this article


Dip into Wellness

Dip into Wellness

  We get wet to clean up or cool off, but taking a plunge can transform us both mentally and physically. I’m not talking about some elaborate or exotic hydropathy for our health — everyday swimming is a powerful and positive change agent. Kaitie Brown, aquatics director at the Suffolk Y JCC, praises swimming because it “uses every... Read more of this article


Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

There are people to whom the past is just a memory, and others who dwell in the past to avoid the here and now. Then there are people like Fiona Malkin and her husband, Christopher, who saw a vessel firmly rooted in the past but refused to let her stay there. The loving (and frustrating) details of the voyage from 1949’s Wistaria to today’s... Read more of this article


Keep Boating Dogs Safe

Keep Boating Dogs Safe

Choose a life jacket that has a sturdy lifting handle — a wet dog becomes heavy. Dogs may suffer from seasickness, so take short trips at first. Feed lightly until you see how your canine reacts. Reserve a cool shady spot on the boat for your dog. Dogs need sunscreen just like people. Apply canine-safe sunscreen (no zinc oxide or other... Read more of this article


Learning from History

Learning from History

When I look out towards the ocean, I’m always hoping to spot a whale or dolphin coming up for air. As someone keenly aware of the creatures around us, I know how precious and irreplaceable marine lives are, and I understand that humans are responsible for preserving their habitats and lives. However, for us to move ahead in a positive way towards... Read more of this article


Grading New York’s Harbors

Grading New York’s Harbors

  Many people first listen to the forecast of a hurricane or another destructive force of nature with a certain detachment. Though early forecasts are a call to action, it’s easy to be apathetic. When the event is days or a week away, rising water levels, flooding, catastrophic heat, or devastating cold just doesn’t feel real. The knot in... Read more of this article


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