Monday, August 21, 2017

Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

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Fridays August 4 – September 1 Fireworks at Coney Island 9:30 pm 718-372-5159 www.coneyisland.com/tourist-information Ocean viewing by boat off of the beach   Saturday August 19 Town of Babylon Beach Blast and Fireworks Extravaganza Overlook Beach at Cedar Beach Dusk https://www.evensi.us/2017-town-of-babylon-beach-blast-town-of-babylon-parks/209217081 Anchor outside of the channel markers/buoys in the State Channel and surrounding bays as […]

Is Your First Aid Kit Fully Stocked?

Is Your First Aid Kit Fully Stocked?

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  Often, a boat’s first aid kit is overlooked until it’s needed. At that point, you don’t want to dig out a dusty box half-filled with dried up or expired items, so before you set out on your next adventure, check the kit. Properly dispose of anything that has expired, open non-sealed bottles and boxes […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: We have had an amazing summer so far at Huntington Lighthouse. Thanks to your generous support, progress has been made on the critical repair work. However, after much deliberation and many logistical calculations, we were left with no choice but to cancel the 2017 Musicfest. The restoration process that began last fall has […]

Keep Boating Dogs Safe

Keep Boating Dogs Safe

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Choose a life jacket that has a sturdy lifting handle — a wet dog becomes heavy. Dogs may suffer from seasickness, so take short trips at first. Feed lightly until you see how your canine reacts. Reserve a cool shady spot on the boat for your dog. Dogs need sunscreen just like people. Apply canine-safe […]

Seven Relaxing Spots

Seven Relaxing Spots

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  Seaside festivals, events, concerts, sightseeing, and dining are all fantastic parts of boaters’ summer routines. However, when the urge to just drop anchor (or raft up) and unwind hits, most of us head to a special spot. If you’re in need of an exceptional spot to chill out, we have seven suggestions. They aren’t […]

Prevent Drowning

Prevent Drowning

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Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., averaging over 3,500 people each year. As nearly all drowning deaths are preventable, it is vital that everyone knows how to act to save a life. The United States Swim School Association has guidelines on how to react to a drowning incident: Throw, […]

US Open

US Open

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Boaters attending the US Open at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center have an advantage over those traveling by rail or car — they beat the double faults of traffic and parking! While other fans may be worn out by the time they reach the gates, boaters will be relaxed and ready to cheer […]

Fun Facts about Frogs

Fun Facts about Frogs

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Everyone knows that frogs hop and their babies are called tadpoles, but how much more do you know? We promise you’ll be able to share lots of interesting info about frogs by the time you finish this article! Frogs are part of a group known as amphibians. They are creatures who live two lives — […]

Tiger Lily Café

Tiger Lily Café

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When you find yourself in Port Jefferson and in the mood for casual food (but definitely not fast food), stroll over to Tiger Lily Café. It’s a leisurely walk from Danfords, the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, and the town marina. Tiger Lily’s offers vegetarian, vegan, and omnivarian fare, along with java and juice, in a […]

What Other Words are in SUBMARINE?

What Other Words are in SUBMARINE?

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                    AERSB is BEARS UASEM is AMUSE EISUBR is RUBIES SBAIN is BASIN BNMERU is NUMBER REIAMN is REMAIN SBAME is BEAMS RUISBE is BRUISE

Chowder Bar

Chowder Bar

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Just like boaters and boats, eateries come in all sizes and slants to attract diners and entice them to return time after time — large and fancy, small and casual, impersonal and corporate, or cozy and inviting. When seeking a tasty meal served by friendly staff in engaging surroundings, the Chowder Bar near the Maple […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Even if you used the best bottom paint in spring, growth may be collecting underneath your boat by this time of the season. Whether barnacles, mussels, algae, kelp, protozoan, seaweeds, or other undesirables looking for a free ride, these trespasser(s) are messing with your boat. Typical symptoms of such growth are a lower running speed, […]

26th Annual Seafood Festival

26th Annual Seafood Festival

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As the last weekend in August arrives, boatloads of seafood lovers feel their taste buds tingling. That’s because the catch of the weekend of August 26 -27 is the Seafood Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. The festival begins at 10:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm on both Saturday and […]

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

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The Northeast Stage’s company transforms the outdoors into a grand theater, presenting William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors for boaters and others to enjoy. This fun farce of a play, filled with mistaken identity, slapstick, and groan-worthy puns, is presented free of charge in two locations. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 3-5, the tale […]

Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

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Look up from the deck of your boat and enjoy fireworks far beyond the 4th of July with our listings. As firework displays are weather dependent and times are subject to change, boaters should confirm all details with exhibitor before heading out. Safety tips: Check current charts and get an updated marine weather report Leave […]

A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

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Whether the forecasters have given it a name or not, a weather situation involving high winds, lashing rains, rising tides, and flooding has consequences. Preventing loss of life is paramount, but with enough preparation, boaters can take action to prevent property damage. Preparation starts while the predicted storm is part of a long-range forecast. Our […]

Northport Art in the Park Festival

Northport Art in the Park Festival

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The harbor in Northport Village Park is always a spectacle of boats, people, scenery, and other appealing sights. On Sunday July 9, the spectacle includes a family-friendly festival of fine arts, crafts, music, dance, and poetry. Jewelry, art, photography, and crafts will be displayed and available for purchase starting at 10:00 am. It’s a wonderful […]

Hurricane and Storm Links

Hurricane and Storm Links

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  Hurricane Preparedness https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Marine Safety and Awareness www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/marine_safety.shtml Weather Warning Flags http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/cwd.htm Storm Surge Info www.nhc.noaa.gov/ssurge/risk/ Emergency Apps www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps http://www.uscg.mil/mobile/ Tips and Checklists https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/ www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340160_Hurricane.pdf www.boatus.com/hurricanes/brochure.asp www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/hurricane/ Pet Safety www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html    

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

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With the Great South Bay serving as the most beautiful of backgrounds, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination. This year’s festival, hosted by the multi-talented Cady Huffman, takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The entrance to the Pines Harbor is directly due […]

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

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Some of Freeport’s attractions for visiting boaters are the village’s vibrancy, gatherings of fun-loving people, and street-level seafood and refreshments. However, when you want to escape the fabled Nautical Mile vitality and enjoy a relaxed meal, Limoncello offers such a respite. This Italian restaurant’s attentive service and stylish interior give it an old-world feel. The […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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Young or old, there’s something splendid about seeing Lady Liberty from your boat. This former lighthouse is a landmark, a world-famous icon of freedom, and an accessible attraction for local boaters. When the weather’s balmy and the waters are placid, boaters can make a sightseeing trip to the Statue of Liberty from most Long Island […]

Soothe Summer Suffering

Soothe Summer Suffering

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In our minds, summer seems like the most carefree of seasons. However, the reality is that there are lots more B’s in summer than just Boating and Beaches. For instance, there are these Buzzkills: Burns, Bruises, Buzzers, Bacteria, Blobs, Barfing, Barbs, Bellyaches, and Boo-Boos. Nothing wrecks a beautiful day like a tossing deck, a stinging […]

Case’s Place

Case’s Place

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There’s no contest when it comes to what I like in a restaurant view. Give me boats and jet skis in Cutchogue Harbor and the Peconic Bay, throw in a view of Robins Island, and I’ll choose that every time over watching cars whiz by on a busy suburban thoroughfare. Of course, the restaurant’s meal […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

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The Great South Bay Music Festival takes place Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16. The crowd at this annual event at Shorefront Park in Patchogue will be dancing, singing, and waving to the sounds of Eddie Money, 311, Zombies, Gov’t Mule, Oogee Wawa, Taking Back Sunday, Dave Mason, Aztec Two-Step, Lennon and Katie, The […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

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  Forget leisurely paddling — get ready to go as fast as you can along the Peconic River in Riverhead on Saturday, July 29! Participating paddlers race their kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards on recreational, elite, and sprint courses. They have fun and raise money for the United Way’s VetsBuild program and the Long Island […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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What’s in your toolbox? We know there’s not a lot of space in the average vessel, but the last thing you want is to cut your day short because an essential tool isn’t aboard. For the best shot at a satisfactory fix, stow these tools, parts, and accessories in a waterproof box or compartment: Adjustable […]

North Hempstead Beach Park

North Hempstead Beach Park

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North Hempstead Beach Park is tucked in the south part of Hempstead Harbor at Bar Beach — a usually calm place to drop anchor and enjoy a relaxing day. The Town of North Hempstead offers free concerts most Sundays in July and August at North Hempstead Beach. The stage faces the water, so most boaters […]

Types of Waterways

Types of Waterways

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                              Answers: ERVIR is RIVER CNAEO is OCEAN ROOBK is BROOK ITELN is INLET SRTMEA is STREAM OAONGL is LAGOON HCLNAEN is CHANNEL EATUSYR is ESTUARY

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

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  Dear Editor: Everyone has heard of the Boy Scouts, but not everyone has heard of Sea Scouts, the co-ed nautical branch of scouting. Sea Scouts was founded in 1912 by Lord Baden Powell, who also founded the Boy Scouts in 1905. He believed that sea scouts would “develop character, patriotism, and intelligent discipline – […]

Inflatable Buoys

Inflatable Buoys

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Attention yacht clubs and sailing schools. Inflatable Buoys manufactures a self-inflating buoy that does not require any ballast. At 5’ above the water line a15” in diameter and a base that measures 16” x 16”, these buoys provide clear visibility for miles. They are manufactured using 18 oz. double coated PVC vinyl. This material is […]

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