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Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Any day gets better when you can laugh. Here are 13 jokes so you can have the best day, ever! Q: What do you do with a sick boat? A: Take it to the doc! Q: Why did the little boat do whatever the big boats did? A: Pier pressure! Q: What time is it […]

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

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Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

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In order to read this story, you’ve learned your everyday A, B, Cs. But did you know there’s another alphabet that ship captains and sea voyagers must know to read nautical flags? Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes by Sara Gillingham (published by Phaidon) is an awesome hardcover book that lets you […]

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

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The Starfish is No Fish!

The Starfish is No Fish!

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. If you’ve been tide-pooling in a rocky area, chances are good that you’ve come across a starfish or two. Since they aren’t fish at all, you may also know them as sea stars. Did you know that starfish share our shores with odd relatives with equally unusual bodies, like sand dollars, sea urchins, and […]

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Fun with Shells

Fun with Shells

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. Making ornaments out of shells can be great family entertainment when you gather shells at the beach and then when you assemble and paint them. Start by combing the beach, looking for unusual shells. Have an idea and pick up shells that fit it (I pick up scallop and clam shells for a classic […]

What Other Words are in CAPTAIN?

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Funny on Porpoise!

Funny on Porpoise!

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Tell these jokes to your friends and family… if they don’t think the jokes are as funny as we do, don’t tell anyone you heard them from us! What did the beach say to the seagull? Long tide, no sea! Why can’t you go out when it’s raining cats and dogs? You may step in […]

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Meet the Seagulls

Meet the Seagulls

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.                   Ever notice the seagulls flying about us when we boat? They squawk and scream all day long, swoop down and steal our sandwiches if we look away, and poop all over boats when we’re not around. However, they are interesting, clever creatures that clean the […]

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Critter Questions

Critter Questions

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Have you thought about shaking hands with an octopus and why a penguin looks so clean? Author Wendy Rydell thinks about things like that! An octopus? I’d rather not meet him Because I don’t know how to greet him. You should shake hands to be polite But with an octopus that could take all night. […]

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Schmitty the Weather Dog

Schmitty the Weather Dog

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. The question, “Hey Schmitty, what’s the weather today?” is asked by elementary school students of a tiny weather reporter. Schmitty is a Yorkie who travels the country teaching children about weather, science, and math in a fun, exciting way. Though most lessons about science and weather can be a tad boring, a visit by […]

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What’s in Saltwater?

What’s in Saltwater?

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. If you’re in the ocean looking over the side of your boat, what do you see? You may say that you just see seawater, but what you’re looking at is saltwater filled with super-tiny amazing things. Not every saltwater body has the same chemical makeup. Yet generally, there are ions dissolved into the water […]

What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

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Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

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. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

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What’s a Barnacle?

What’s a Barnacle?

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. You’ve probably heard adults complaining about barnacles growing along the bottom of the boat. What are barnacles and why do they make people so mad? There are over 1,000 different kinds of barnacles and all of them form crusts on items and living things that sit and live below the water. Relatives of lobsters […]

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Weathering a Storm

Weathering a Storm

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When adults hear that there’s a hurricane forecast, they shift into high gear and take steps to protect the family, the home, and the boat. But sometimes all this activity can make kids feel confused or scared. Don’t be afraid and don’t imagine bad things. Ask an adult what’s going on — and if there’s […]

Kids Unscramble: What Birds Live by Long Island’s Waters?

Kids Unscramble: What Birds Live by Long Island’s Waters?

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Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

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.   Diamondback terrapins are a turtle species native to Long Island. You can find them wherever there are salt marshes. Russell Burke, a biology professor at Hofstra University, says diamondback terrapins do not travel as far as other turtle species. Diamondback terrapins live their whole life within a couple of miles of where they […]

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Chatting with a Lighthouse

Chatting with a Lighthouse

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There’s a joke that asks, What did the ocean say to the lighthouse? The answer is, Nothing. It just waved! That made us wonder if a lighthouse might actually have something to say if we did more than just wave. So we emailed questions to the Huntington Lighthouse — and we got answers! Q. Where […]

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The Adventures of Colin the Coastguard

The Adventures of Colin the Coastguard

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. Don’t be scared to be out on the water — there are people whose jobs are to protect us and keep us safe. Across the Atlantic Ocean, there’s a member of the Coastguard in the United Kingdom named Colin. He and his dog, Rocky, are the heroes in the town of Tideswell, because they […]

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