Monday, December 11, 2017

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 […]

Put a Bow on a Greener Planet

Put a Bow on a Greener Planet

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Eco-conscious boaters want to support our planet, waterways, and sea critters all year round. In a season of sharing and gifting, selecting presents from groups and organizations that share your goals will make gift recipients happy and lift up the earth at the same time. Here are eight sites working to improve the world and […]

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!

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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    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. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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If you haven’t entered your vessel in a holiday parade, chances are it will be tucked into its winter home by the time Halloween arrives. Though you want to make the most of every boating minute, you’ll thank yourself next spring if you take some time to write out a to-do list before saying au […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

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The annual Montauk Fall Festival is a family friendly weekend hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. It features Octoberfest foods, carousel rides, chowder, Long Island wines, and fresh local produce. On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 activities take place on the Green in the center of Montauk each day from 11:00 am […]

Skipper’s Pub

Skipper’s Pub

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When this magazine started in 2007, Skipper’s Pub was our first review. Our review criteria then and now is that we feature only restaurants with docking (or close by an area offering transient space) and ones worth the trip to dock and dine. Skipper’s location hasn’t changed — it’s still across from Northport’s tranquil harbor. […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

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The annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay claims to be the largest waterfront festival on the East Coast. Numbers aside, it’s the most enjoyable waterfront festival! This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm (rain or shine). With tall ships, music, contests, midway rides, sports […]

Spooky Sea Dwellers

Spooky Sea Dwellers

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Though you can’t see them from your boat or along the beach, ghostly creatures live below the ocean’s surface. They frighten and then eat other creatures, and can also be pretty scary if spotted by a sea diver or scientist.   The Pacific lamprey can grow over two feet long. They are parasites that attach […]

Drift 82

Drift 82

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On a Saturday evening in late summer, Drift 82 was buzzing. The sun was sliding down the Patchogue River by the restaurant’s docking, a guitarist was crooning by the outside bar as line dancers tossed their limbs, the doors and windows for inside diners let in the breezes, and culinary creations sprang forth from the […]

What Other Words are in HALLOWEEN?

What Other Words are in HALLOWEEN?

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                        Answers: WNAL is LAWN OLLHE is HELLO ELEHW is WHEE LWOH is HOWL LWAL is WALL LALOW is ALLOW ANLE is LEAN HAEL is HEAL

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