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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the sometimes-unsettled and slightly mysterious month of September! Mother Nature surrounds us in her golden glow and then turns the lights out early. Summer’s heat scurries along on its last legs while autumn’s winds and chills keep sticking their feet in the door. Vacation days used in July and August, many boaters start to shift their priorities come September. However, now is not the time to abandon boating no matter what’s on the schedule. This is our time to stockpile every precious moment because we need to be out on the water. Boating is not just recreation, although... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Are women just as good sailors as men? You betcha. The gals do everything the guys do: skipper everything from 10-foot dinghies to massive ocean-going yachts, race, particularly soloing around the world, delivery captains, navigators, even boat builders. In the 19th century more than one wife brought home a full-rigged ship when her captain/husband died at sea. So, why is it that on any summer weekend so many boats leaving the marina feature the lads at the wheel? The same with photos in most boating magazines. You could say that’s the culture of the sport with its yo ho ho... [Read the full story]

Features

End-of-Season Boating Fun

End-of-Season Boating Fun

September 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

When September arrives, the end of the boating season is in sight for many. But not yet — there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in lots of fun boating activities. If you’re looking for some novel ways to finish up summer and enjoy the early fall, I’ve come up with five fresh activities. Though this story is all about enjoyment, always practice safe boating. One person must be in control of the boat at all times, another should be on the lookout for other watercraft and swimmers, and everyone aboard should wear life jackets. Boating Scavenger Hunt. This requires two vessels as friends... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Safe Boating With Dogs

August 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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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

End-of-Season Boating Fun

End-of-Season Boating Fun

When September arrives, the end of the boating season is in sight for many. But not yet — there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in lots of fun boating activities. If you’re looking for some novel ways to finish up summer and enjoy the early fall, I’ve come up with five fresh activities. Though this story is all about enjoyment, always... Read more of this article


Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

. If you’re new to kayaking and want to take a day trip, what’s the best way to be prepared and proceed? I wondered if new paddlers would be better off taking an online instructional safety course first or just going by the seat of their pants and learning by the waterside. I tried both approaches. In preparation for my day kayaking on the... Read more of this article


Step up and Clean a Beach

Step up and Clean a Beach

. Every year, the International Coastal Cleanup includes our area, thanks to the efforts of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society. Based in Broad Channel, Queens, the chapter continues its work, urging boaters and other beach lovers to make a difference by volunteering at the 30th annual New York State Beach Cleanup on September... Read more of this article


Northport Fulfills Ice Cream Dreams

Northport Fulfills Ice Cream Dreams

. Northport is a fun day trip for local boaters. The village is accessible and scenic, and it gives off an old-time vibe. It’s also a cool place to satisfy a sweet tooth hankering for ice cream! I noticed in my visits that Northport has an abundance of frozen refreshments just a short walk from the harbor, but I didn’t want to write up this... Read more of this article


A Mayor by Land and Sea

A Mayor by Land and Sea

Whether you live on Long Island or boat over from a neighboring state, there’s a significant chance that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits to the Village of Port Jefferson. Located about the halfway point of Long Island on its north side along a deep water harbor leading to the Long Island Sound, the bustling village is a fun destination... Read more of this article


The Yacht Guru’s Bible

The Yacht Guru’s Bible

You love the water and being out on a boat, so have you ever wondered what it would be like to work on a motor yacht? Do you imagine yourself living and working aboard a beautifully designed yacht that can take you to places around the world you’ve dreamed of visiting? Alene Keenan has cruised around the oceans of the world and served some of... Read more of this article


Wounded Vets Have Freedom to Row

Wounded Vets Have Freedom to Row

Military veterans returning from active duty are at times met with indifference and a lack of jobs, especially if they’ve been wounded. While the U.S. Rowing Association can’t make others comprehend what our veterans have been through, or offer employment, they do extend an opportunity for physical activity and a way to ease through rough... Read more of this article


Laser Pointers as Weapons

Laser Pointers as Weapons

With increasing frequency, we hear news reports about pilots being harassed, even temporarily blinded, by lasers.  These lasers aren’t military-grade weapons but the kind of pointer that a teacher or speaker would use to highlight something projected on a screen in an auditorium.  Anyone can pick one up and play around with it for fun, but... Read more of this article


Super Sailing Mom Saves Dog

Super Sailing Mom Saves Dog

As a child growing up on a sailboat I had no idea the planning, attention to detail, and patience that went into long-haul sailing trips. I was this wide-eyed, outdoors-loving daddy’s girl who assumed that every child grew up on the water enjoying multiple nature activities along with tons of campfire food. Looking back from my perspective as... Read more of this article


Selling Your Boat? Don’t Get Scammed!

Selling Your Boat? Don’t Get Scammed!

Sooner or later you will sell your boat. You may advertise it on a popular Internet site such as eBay or Craigslist, where the floodgates will open to scammers offering to buy your vessel sight unseen. The crooks want to separate you from your boat without paying, or fool you into wiring them money. My recent experience showed how con artists... Read more of this article


Kids Belong Outdoors

Kids Belong Outdoors

If you’re of a certain age, do you remember growing up before the invention of computers, video games, and cellphones, when playing outside was the norm, not the exception? Do you remember a childhood where you used your own imagination and creativity to come up with games and activities? I remember days when I was ushered out the door first... Read more of this article


Preserving History:  Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

Preserving History: Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

Overlooking Little Neck Bay in Great Neck is the centuries-old Saddle Rock Grist Mill. It was built in the 1700s and the mill that boaters see today was reconstructed in 1850. It stands as a reminder that Long Islanders once depended on mills to grind grain and corn, staples in economic life. Its continuing existence is imperiled; according to... Read more of this article


Waterside Business Storm Recovery

Waterside Business Storm Recovery

Superstorm Sandy left a lot of devastation in its aftermath in late 2012. Homes were destroyed, lives shattered, and many businesses were heavily impacted. In response to such devastation, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo created the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) to help out those that were the worst off. “We created this office... Read more of this article


Sailing towards Healing

Sailing towards Healing

. Many of us have a passion for the sea and enjoy quality time on the water.  The Duclay brothers, Sean and Kilian, have those feelings, too, along with a desire to help others share their enthusiasm. Sean and Kilian are teenagers who have created an amazing organization called Sail Ahead to engage traumatized and wounded Suffolk County military... Read more of this article


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