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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: On Sunday, September 18 a boat ran aground and capsized while operating in Fire Island National Seashore’s wilderness breach, a channel closed to boating. Eight passengers, rescued by National Park Service (NPS) Rangers and Town of Brookhaven lifeguards, were transported off of Fire Island by the Village of Bellport to the South Country […]

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: The summer has flown by, but you know the warm weather will continue to give us more opportunities to enjoy ourselves outdoors. Many of those will be places in and around the water, so it’s a good time to refresh ourselves on the importance of “Know Before You Go.” See our infographics here:  […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: For many years, Lillian and I were cruisers. We spent a night or two sleeping on the boat and also took seven to 10-day cruises. I would always be diligent about checking all my safety equipment before spending time away from our homeport. One time I noticed how dark it was in the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 441,999 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2015 spent $18.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $23.5 million. “Fire Island National Seashore welcomes visitors […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: New Yorkers and the American people have made great strides toward eradicating the selfish scourge of drunk driving from our society. The numbers of needless deaths decline year after year and the legal penalties are stiffer than ever for those who choose to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs. Yet, those […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

January 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

To the Editor of Boating Times LI, I’m writing this letter to ask for your assistance, and that of your readers, in reducing what has become a frequent and significant problem with vessels near the seal haul-out area at Cupsogue Beach, an extensive sandbar just east of Moriches Inlet. For more than a decade, harbor […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Do you know where your litter is? Every piece of litter had an owner! You can set an example for your kids, family, friends, and community by organizing waterfront cleanups. You can remind people to put their litter in proper receptacles, and also to take back with them what they took to the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Are women just as good sailors as men? You betcha. The gals do everything the guys do: skipper everything from 10-foot dinghies to massive ocean-going yachts, race, particularly soloing around the world, delivery captains, navigators, even boat builders. In the 19th century more than one wife brought home a full-rigged ship when her […]

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Are women just as good sailors as men? You betcha. The gals do everything the guys do: skipper everything from 10-foot dinghies to massive ocean-going yachts, race, particularly soloing around the world, delivery captains, navigators, even boat builders. In the 19th century more than one wife brought home a full-rigged ship when her […]

Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Dear Editor: A couple of years ago, we collaborated on a Boating Times Long Island article that discussed the pros and cons of classroom vs. online boating education.  It was written to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the United States Power Squadrons and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Since that collaboration, the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: “Man Overboard” is a timely wake-up call for the 2015 recreational boating season, when over 600 people are projected to lose their lives, mostly by drowning. That’s a small number of the 88 million American boaters, but it’s cold comfort for the families who lose a loved one. Most of those deaths could […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Do you love boating with your dog? Do you know how important dog life vests are? I learned it is very important not only to protect your pet from drowning but also to prevent injuring yourself if Fido falls overboard. It is true that many dogs are natural swimmers but that doesn’t mean […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: It was not the work of a single person that led to the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore; it was the passion and dedication of many. In the early 1960s, residents and visitors came together to protect what they loved about Fire Island — its rolling dunes and pristine beaches and its […]

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: In the summer, Newsday reported on the activities of a bipartisan Suffolk County Legislative Committee that is working to reduce the county “pipeline debt” (Newsday, 08-26-2014, Rick Brand). According to the article, the committee was launched “after the legislature approved a package of capital budget amendments that increase County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed 2015 […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, May’s Safe Boating Week (May 17-23) received a big boost towards breaking the world record for the most people wearing life jackets when District-3, the Long Island Chapter of the United States Power Squadrons, suited up for safety. Nine squadrons joined the National Safe Boating Campaign for this annual life jacket record event. […]

Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Should you ship out with your kids? The short answer, of course, is yes. Recreational boating revolves around family fun on the water. An afternoon cruise on a sunny day is a grand opportunity to introduce the small fry to the wonderful world of boating. But the question takes on a larger perspective […]

Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Operation Dry Water, the nation’s annual boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign, has shown a significant impact in addressing the issue of drunk boating. Across the country, 6,219 law enforcement officers from 513 local, state and federal agencies joined forces for this year’s Operation Dry Water Campaign. Launched in 2009 by the […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Letter #1 Dear Editor, Why join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? The question really should be why not. After all, this all-volunteer, non-military counterpart of the Coast Guard offers boating thrills; opportunities to stretch your maritime skills in areas like coastal navigation, weather, GPS and boat safety; the satisfaction of serving the public, social fellowship among […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Thank you once again for supporting Safe Boating Week and giving United States Power Squadrons a chance to shine. This year the list of events is too large to go into detail, but twelve Squadrons of USPS in District 3 set records with “Ready, Set, Wear It!”  In addition, most squadrons did Vessel Safety Exams and awarded […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: If you live on Long Island, it stands to reason you love the water.  Long Island’s coastal resources, inland ponds, rivers, and lakes offer an abundant opportunity for family fun and adventure, be it boating, fishing, wading and swimming.  How much more fun can be had when we know the animals and aquatic […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Long Island Volunteer Center is honored to be the recipient of the Boatload of Books raffle.   Our heartfelt thanks to Boating Times Long Island for this incredibly generous donation that will help us continue providing logistical support and coordination for disaster volunteer groups across Long Island.  These funds will underwrite personal protective equipment and […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, I am always amazed that most of the people who live on Long Island do not take advantage of their local beaches. Mind you, Robert Moses or Jones Beach are great beaches, but the local beaches are in my mind are better simply because they are more natural, less manicured and more interesting.  […]

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Being the “subject” of the article in the Oct. 2012 issue [“A Newbie Goes Sailing,” by Melissa McMahon], I wanted to thank you for publishing, in my estimation, a well-done story. Yes, it’s nice to see my name in print, but my compliments to Melissa for “capturing the flavor” of the day trip.  […]

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Our world-class beaches, boating, sailing, and fishing are among the best parts of our quality of life we cherish here on Long Island.   Boating brings families and friends together (I grew up boating on the Great South Bay), and for many, it is why we live here. A day on the water should […]

Dog Days (Close ups)

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: On May 19, 2012 the United States Power Squadrons® kicked off Safe Boating Week by joining the National Safe Boating Council and the Canadian Safe Boating Council in an attempt to break the world record of the most life jackets worn at one time. Last year 1,685 people gathered at more than 99 […]

A QUIET HARBOR

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

MY FAMILY CAME TO CHECK ON ME WITH THE PROMISE OF SPRING SONGS YET SNOW FALLS ACROSS MY BOW AS WINTER HUMS ALONG MEASURING FOR NEW CANVAS AND CHECKING THE GALLEY (BARE) THEY SPEAK OF SUN AND WARMER DAYS NEW TRIPS SOON IN THE AIR SNOW FALL IS A FADING MEMORY DAYS ARE GROWING LONG […]

Letter To The Editor From Robert Zingale

Letter To The Editor From Robert Zingale

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To quote a line from the movie Jerry McGuire, “You had me at hello.” This pretty much sums up our boating life for the past year and our involvement with the United States Power Squadrons®.

November Has A Message

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

OCTOBER NUDGES NOVEMBER IN A GENTLE WAY WAKE UP NOVEMBER! FALL IS HERE! YOU ARE ON DISPLAY! THE BEAVER MOON IS ON THE WANE IT WILL SOON BE OUT OF SIGHT SEQUESTERED IN THE QUIET OF NOVEMBER’S STAR-FILLED NIGHT AN ARTIST, SHE SCATTERS COLORS FINGER PAINTING ALL AROUND OUR BAYS IN EMERALD GREEN AND AMBERS […]

Letter To The Editor

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, I consider myself fortunate to be involved in the many safety programs run by USPS®. These include our Youth Poster Contest, Co-Op Charting, and Vessel Safety Exams for the Coast Guard and of course being their district Safety Officer and following all the great activities run by our 18 local squadrons from Brooklyn to East Hampton. […]

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