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Surf For All

Surf For All

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Izzy Paskowitz of California was visiting his friend, James Mulvaney, in New York. It was 2002, and Paskowitz was part of a group called Surfer’s Healing, which teaches special needs children how to surf.  During his visit, they went to Rockaway, where he taught five children on the autism spectrum (including Mulvaney’s son) how to […]

Diving into History

Diving into History

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In his youth, Adam Grohman was interested in historical sites as well as the underwater environment. He took up snorkeling at an early agein his home state of New Jersey,and eventually became SCUBA certified as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). While stationed in Cuba, Grohman yearned to use his diving knowledge to […]

Reduce the Risks of Drowning

Reduce the Risks of Drowning

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

During the summer months, there is often tragic news about drownings on Long Island. After hearing these stories year after year, Bobby Hazen was motivated to found the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force (LIDPTF). Hazen, also a member of the Infant/Toddler Committee of the United States Swim School Association,has been a swim instructor and […]

History’s Shining Lights

History’s Shining Lights

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The East End of Long Island has a rich maritime heritage, but not all of it is relegated to the pages of history. The exhibits and lighthouse tours of the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport aim to both recognize and restore the area’s legacy.  “People need a context to which […]

Enjoying Maritime Heritage

Enjoying Maritime Heritage

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine experiencing the challenge of navigating the sea by using charts, maps, compasses, chronometers, sextants, and GPS. At the Maritime Explorium in Port Jefferson, kids can do that and more with its many interactive exhibits. According to Lauren Hubbard, Director of the Explorium, the mission of the museum is for families to “enjoy the excitement of scientific discovery, develop a broadened cultural awareness, and experience a sense of artistry while learning about Long Island’s rich and varied maritime heritage.”

Keeping Traditions Alive

Keeping Traditions Alive

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Where there were once more than 200 baymen making a living from Long Island’s waters, now there are just dozens. Though their numbers have dwindled, Long Island Traditions is working hard to ensure that increasing modernization does not endanger our maritime culture and heritage. Long island Traditions began about 20 years ago, aiming […]

Hands-On Marine Education

Hands-On Marine Education

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island’s Environmental Education program, part of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), uses fun hands-on activities to educate kids about the marine environment. Throughout the year, the staff regularly makes presentations at schools.

Hey, Neighbor! Connecticut Sea Grant

Hey, Neighbor! Connecticut Sea Grant

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Connecticut Sea Grant, based at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton, has a mission: conserving and sustaining coastal andmarine resources in the Long Island Sound and environs.

Hearing Voices Along the Shore

Hearing Voices Along the Shore

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Walton is a writer who has had many seaside adventures. One favorite was dropping off the bow of a Coast Guard cutter onto Shooters Island (this former shipbuilding site now serves as a bird sanctuary, and Walton wanted to photograph herons). Another adventure involved helicoptering out to the Ambrose Light to research an article. In 1975, she explored old wooden ships in their graveyard beyond Staten Island, where “metal fittings and wooden masts had decades ago been stripped and sold for scrap, and over time the tides kept loosening planks and floating them away.”

Seasonless Sunglasses

Seasonless Sunglasses

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunglasses are more than a popular summertime accessory; they play a vital role in eye protection all year round. Linda Tripodi, office manager of MAZ Optical in Holbrook, advises, “You should definitely wear sunglasses all year round… sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes.”

Take the Family to Cold Spring Harbor!

Take the Family to Cold Spring Harbor!

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Take the Family to Cold Spring Harbor!

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

Long Island’s Endangered Species

Long Island’s Endangered Species

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Development, expansion, and other human activities have contributed to the endangerment of many of New York’s precious species, including those found in and around Long Island waters. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) aims to combat the threats of human activity by protecting and preserving the natural habitats of at-risk species.

MARINE RELATED CAREERS

MARINE RELATED CAREERS

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With the advancement of technology and the growth of the Green Movement, jobs that involve the ocean and its environment have become more important and in demand. If you are a boater looking to turn your interests and skills into a career, there are a variety of jobs in expanding industries to consider.