Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fun Voyages and Adventures Await!

Fun Voyages and Adventures Await!

January 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

At each boat show, there’s always a moaner who says, “Boating gets boring because there’s nothing to do except head to _________ over and over again.” We hand them a copy of our magazine, show them our website and its routing feature, and introduce them to one or more of the many readers who come […]

What’s on Long Island’s Menus?

What’s on Long Island’s Menus?

January 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Scouting out flavorsome restaurants is part of our mission to help you have fun on your boat. You can also visit these eateries by auto — a scrumptious meal in a scenic spot is pleasurable no matter how you go! Here’s a roundup of the restaurants we reviewed last year, with a snippet from each […]

Boating on Melted Snow?

Boating on Melted Snow?

December 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you ever think about where the water under your boat comes from? Could it possibly come from that white stuff that falls from the sky in winter? Yes, it can. Water’s forms — liquid, solid, and gas — are found on the ground but also above and below it. You’ve likely studied the water […]

What Other Words are in EVAPORATION?

What Other Words are in EVAPORATION?

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Unscramble the words below: PIETRAN ARTAP RNOPITO VAITEN IERTVN TPNRAE PEOAR EPATRI                   Answers: PIETRAN is PAINTER ARTAP is APART RNOPITO is PORTION VAITEN is NATIVE IERTVN is INVERT TPNRAE is PARENT PEOAR is OPERA EPATRI is PIRATE

Custer Institute and Observatory

Custer Institute and Observatory

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The evening sky puts on a wonderful show, especially as you head east on Long Island to scenic Southold. The Custer Institute and Observatory, located at 1115 Main Bayview Road in Southold, was established in 1927, making it Long Island’s oldest public observatory. It is open to the public every Saturday 7:00 pm through midnight […]

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

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Why escape the cold when you can celebrate it in scenic Sag Harbor?   On Saturday, February 24 fire and ice combine at HarborFrost on the Long Wharf and at different venues in the village from noon until 6:00 pm. There’ll be musical cool licks and hot jams, icy sculpting and hot soup, plunging into […]

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

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The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park on the following dates and times: Sunday, January 14 at 10:00 am Sunday, January 28 at 9:00 am Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 am Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 am Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 pm Sunday, […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

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Nothing says warmth in winter like soup. And if one soup chases away the chill, think about how toasty it will be to sample many soups. On Saturday, February 3, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is filled with gallons and gallons of tasty […]

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park on the following dates and times: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:00 am Sunday, January 14, […]

Polar Plunges

Polar Plunges

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Freeeeeeeeeeezing and Fundraising! Gather up your courage and toss off your parka as you plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes including Special Olympics. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in — or stay toasty and just make a pledge. We won’t judge. See websites below […]

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

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Not all Santa stories involve reindeer. At the Reenactment of the Flying Santa at the Fire Island Lighthouse, Santa is delivered to his destination via a historic plane, much to the delight of the gathered children. The Flying Santa started in 1929 when the late Captain Bill Wincapaw brought packages of candy, toys, and other […]

Moving and Shifting

Moving and Shifting

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  When you’re on the boat, you’re always moving, even when you seem not to be going anyplace. Although you’re tied to a dock or attached by an anchor or mooring, the wind and current moves you. Perhaps there’s wave activity as well. But that’s not all, as far beneath you there’s movement of the […]

West End Electric Light Parade

West End Electric Light Parade

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On Saturday, December 9 the annual Long Beach Electric Light Parade features a festive array of decorated floats, antique cars, fire trucks, and bicycles. The parade starts at 6:30 pm on Ohio Avenue and then heads east on Beech Street to New York Avenue. Hot chocolate will be available on the parade route, and area […]

Midnight on Main Street

Midnight on Main Street

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Patchogue puts on its party hats and cranks its noisemakers and tunes on Sunday, December 31. Though called “Midnight on Main Street,” the two-hour street party starts at the family-friendly time of 7:00 pm. When Patchogue’s version of the New Year’s ball drops at 9:00 pm, the sky will erupt in fireworks. Food vendors will […]

What Other Words are in EARTHQUAKE?

What Other Words are in EARTHQUAKE?

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Unscramble the words below: AAUQ________________ ERTHAE________________ UTER________________ AKERTA________________ EHTRE________________ ETHRA________________ KTRE________________ RATUQ________________                       Answers: AAUQ is AQUA ERTHAE is HEATER UTER is TRUE AKERTA is KARATE EHTRE is THREE ETHRA is HEART KTRE is TREK RATUQ is QUART

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Fun Family Days

Fun Family Days

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Colder days don’t mean hibernation. Instead, they mean chances to visit one of Long Island’s many museums, historical sites, recreation venues, refuges, and nature centers. Each spot on our list is a lot of fun to keep you busy and smiling!   Bailey Arboretum 516-571-8020 https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2818/Bailey-Arboretum Fire Island Lighthouse 631-687-4750 https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/fireislandlighthouse.htm   Ice skating Brooklyn […]

Watch Out for Whales!

Watch Out for Whales!

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether looking for them or not, cold weather boaters often spot whales (and other marine mammals). Did you know that these creatures are protected and may not be approached or disturbed? While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division doesn’t want to discourage recreational boaters and cruisers from enjoying the sight of whales […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: A unique summer program is available for junior high school students at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The program, Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), offers an intense six-day summer curriculum for a select group of students prior to their senior year. This is aimed at students who would like to […]

Greenport Shellabration

Greenport Shellabration

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Greenport Shellabration Stroll through the Village of Greenport on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from noon until 4:00 pm and treat yourself to delicious local shellfish, wine, and beer! Wristbands are being sold as a fundraiser for the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, entitling wearers to a raw bar tasting of clams and […]

Annual Charles Dickens Festival

Annual Charles Dickens Festival

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Port Jefferson transports itself from a bustling harborside village into a Victorian wonderland at its annual Charles Dickens Festival. On Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, the village transforms into a scene that would make Charles Dickens feel right at home. Carols will warm hearts, magicians will amaze, Santa’s workshop will be open, carriage […]

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

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When you’re willing to go to great lengths to enjoy a delicious meal, head to Montauk. Specifically, travel towards the end, to the spot where Lake Montauk meets Block Island Sound. There you’ll find water just about everywhere you look and a beautiful eatery that embraces the sea scenery. We arrived right before dusk with […]

What other words are in FLOATING?

What other words are in FLOATING?

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What other words are in FLOATING? IGELB is ___________ YBUO is ___________ CZASPIE is ___________ ELMH is ___________ BRRDAEVOO is __________ CSRWE is __________               Answers: BILGE BUOY CAPSIZE HELM OVERBOARD SCREW  

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

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Freeport’s waterways will be ablaze on Saturday, December 2 during the Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Participating boats (there is a fee) will gather along Woodcleft Canal. Once underway, the route brings the glittering boats past Sea Breeze Park, down Randall Bay, and into the canal between South Long Beach Avenue and […]

Track It TV

Track It TV

October 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Track It TV® was invented over 20 years ago for boaters who want satellite TV on their boats, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars to get it.  Track It TV® offers a low cost, easy to install solution to getting satellite TV reception on your boat for only $896.90!  Using your standard home […]

Boat Show Shopping Tips

Boat Show Shopping Tips

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about a boat show that puts a spring in our step (in any season). Maybe it’s the eye-popping glint of new vessels, the fun of acquiring a new gadget we didn’t even know existed, or the chance to talk about accessories, upgrades, and destinations with an abundance of knowledgeable professionals. Chances are it’s […]

MY, MY — WHAT A SKY!

MY, MY — WHAT A SKY!

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Deadly Carbon Monoxide

Deadly Carbon Monoxide

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

This time of year brings colder temperatures and chilly winds, but the hardiest of boaters still enjoy their favorite activity. When they or their passengers shiver, the temptation is to put on the boat covers to block out the cold. Without being overdramatic, that could be a fatal mistake. Carbon monoxide (CO) is termed “a […]

Enjoy Fall’s Foliage

Enjoy Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Autumn throws a big party before tossing its leaves like confetti, and there’s no better spot for leaf peeping than the water. Your favorite spots may put on a show in front of your boat, but if you want to get even closer to the shore, a kayak, canoe, or SUP lets you […]

Riverhead Country Fair

Riverhead Country Fair

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Celebrating the agricultural heritage of the town of Riverhead, the fair entertains visitors with great food, rides (amusement and pony), works of original artists and authors, and 300 competitions such as woodcarving, largest tomato, and tallest sunflower. The fair takes place on October 8 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm just opposite the town docks. […]

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