Monday, February 27, 2017

Dining by the Water

Dining by the Water

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See, boaters get hungry when we’re out to sea. However, we don’t want to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal. We prefer to seek tasty spots near our favorite boating locations. That’s why boaters love our restaurant reviews! We scope out the places to dine, get the […]

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’re strictly a non-motorized kind of boater, you might be unaware that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect watercraft of all types. The USCG considers kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, kiteboards, bodyboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. Therefore, the rules of safety […]

Do Life Jackets Right

Do Life Jackets Right

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the authority on boating safety, drowning prevention begins with requiring all boat operators to have wearable life jackets for each person aboard. Choosing the proper life jacket takes a bit of knowledge and effort, but it really comes down to remembering three simple rights: the jacket must be […]

Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though recreational boaters gripe about every missed chance to get out on the water, we did have a boating season with much more sun than rain. Mother Nature eased off her rollicking and roiling weather antics and we had fun exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, gazing at fireworks, flocking to festivals, rocking out to […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

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Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  My mother didn’t push her kids to play outside all year because it was healthier for us, but it turns out that being outside did as much for us as it did for her. Along with endorphin-enhanced vitality and sun-kissed Vitamin D, time spent outside yields mental and social benefits. It also frees us […]

South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is a year-round family-friendly destination. There are two floors filled with state-of-the-art, scientifically accurate exhibits including forests, ponds, and ocean habitats, a marine touch tank, terrariums, and aquariums featuring local wildlife, and an outdoors that boasts gardens, preserves, and a six-mile walking trail […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

We can plan summer boating trips far in advance and invite only the people we really like to join us. However, there’s always a party-crasher lurking about, ready to ruin a good day on the water. Predicting Mother Nature’s mood several days in advance (let alone while planning an outing weeks in advance) is difficult. […]

Thrills Aboard Sloop Anne B

Thrills Aboard Sloop Anne B

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When Maggie receives permission to board Hersh’s anchored sailboat, she’s partially undressed and he’s almost completely adrift. Shrouded in mystery, Maggie’s arrival soon invites danger and intrigue aboard — situations that excite skipper Hersh and reignite his days as an intelligence agent. In Anne Bonny’s Wake, Dick Elam creates a tale of trickery and deception […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters need to stay warm in winter, and nothing says warmth like soup! On Saturday February 4, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is bubbling over with soupy goodness. Hosted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the SOUPer Bowl offers two-ounce portions of […]

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Gather up your courage and throw off your flannels — plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes. From now through March 2017 there are events scheduled in our area. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in! Many of the chilly events benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and […]

Make Summer Better in Winter

Make Summer Better in Winter

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boating season is in the future, so what can you possibly do to make it more fun now? Plenty! No matter how comfortable you feel on a boat, it is never smart to head out without knowing how to swim. We don’t mean practicing the doggie paddle in the hot tub — every kid […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Batteries are the bane of many boaters. It’s best not to ignore them all winter and then just keep your fingers crossed in the spring. If you didn’t remove the batteries during winter prep, attach a marine trickle charger now and keep it running while the rest of your boat hibernates. Note we said marine […]

Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

We can easily take water for granted. It flows from the faucets and it keeps our boats afloat, so what’s there to think about, really? Actually, there’s a lot to focus on, as our drinking supplies are vulnerable, waterways are sullied, and marine creatures are jeopardized. Though that sounds more like a job for a […]

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

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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 25, fire and ice combine at HarborFrost. There’ll be musical cool licks and hot jams performed at different venues in the village, shops and restaurants will be offering sizzling promotions, and sculptures of ice will arise throughout the Main […]

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a gem of a lighthouse in Huntington Harbor. Standing as a 48-foot-tall navigational director since 1912, its head and torso have been battered by winds, bullied by temperature fluctuations, and beaten by rain, while the harbor’s waters erode it from its toes to its knees. While the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the main signaling […]

Be Wary of Whales!

Be Wary of Whales!

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Hardy boaters out in the coldest weather and people on whale cruises are often lucky enough to spot whales and other marine mammals. Did you know that these creatures are protected and may not be approached or disturbed? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division doesn’t want to discourage viewing marine animals […]

Books to Savor and Give

Books to Savor and Give

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Give More This Holiday Season

Give More This Holiday Season

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The holidays are a time of joy and sharing, so it’s nice to add groups and organizations to your gift-giving plans that support our waterways, shores, sea creatures, and our entire planet. By all means support your favorite sea charity or non-profit, but if you need a suggestion, here are eight organizations working hard […]

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

 You love your boat and have a lot invested in it, so it’s hard to know where to turn when it needs fixing or upgrades. (Our ads are great jumping off spots, letting you skip step 1 below.) In any case, it’s usually a matter of “boater beware,” so be sure to do the groundwork […]

No Days Off From Fun!

No Days Off From Fun!

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The winter brings lots of days off from school. If they’re not filled with holiday activities or blizzards, a visit to one of Long Island’s many museums, historical sites, and nature centers is a lot of fun for the entire family. We’ve compiled a list of 15 places — these should keep you busy […]

See Seals on Long Island

See Seals on Long Island

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach Now through early May, subject to weather conditions, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park. The walks cover about 1.2 miles and last about one to two hours. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof shoes (walkers are advised […]

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

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Jo Jo Apples

Jo Jo Apples

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A restaurant bursting with warmth and serving up platefuls of sunshine is a bright spot, and that’s the attraction of Jo Jo Apples. It’s not far from two municipal marinas, West Marina and East Marina, which offer transient slips on a first-come, first-served basis. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 7:00 […]

Paddle, Row, and Go in Nippy Weather

Paddle, Row, and Go in Nippy Weather

November 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Until or unless the waters (or your fingers) freeze, Long Island has great locations to paddle and row, including these New York State parks. Belmont Lake 631-667-5055   Captree 631-669-0449 Beware of strong currents   Hecksher 631-581-2100   Hempstead Lake 516-766-1029   Hither Hills 631-668-3781   Jones Beach 516-785-1600   Nissequogue River 631-269-4927 Check tide […]

Seeing into the Seas

Seeing into the Seas

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  We are all caught up in what happens in this world, and yet in truth, we know so little about a large part of our planet — the seas. They occupy about 71 percent of the earth and at least that same measurement of its mysteries. Who occupies the oceans and what happens beyond […]

Freezing, Fundraising, and Fun

Freezing, Fundraising, and Fun

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Gather up your courage and throw off your flannels — plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes. From now through March 2017 there are events scheduled in our area. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in! Many of the chilly events benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and […]

Boaters’ Holiday Wishes

Boaters’ Holiday Wishes

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t apply when it comes to boaters. We live the lifestyle all year round and are always thinking of ways to make our seasonal fun better. So, as soon as we asked readers what they want to receive as holiday gifts, the answers started flowing! A few boaters engaged […]

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