Monday, January 22, 2018

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 […]

Boaters, Make a Difference

Boaters, Make a Difference

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters likely reap the most pleasure from our local waters, we should protect the marine environment. Protecting pristine waters, clean beaches, and a viable marine habitat is something we owe ourselves and future generations. I’ve witnessed the destruction caused by careless ways — a gull’s wing fouled by a plastic bag, a sea turtle’s […]

Sand City

Sand City

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Getting Through Winter: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Getting Through Winter: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Some welcome chilly weather for the comforts it brings, such as hot cocoa and roaring fires. But those that experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as SAD, grow depressed and uncomfortable with short days and cold weather. While boaters and others experience the winter blues, SAD has more severe symptoms that mimic clinical depression, […]

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Constantly shaped and reshaped by wind and waves, barrier islands are ever-changing.  The complex interaction of sediment, waves, and currents results in a dynamic landscape and marine environment with formations like beaches, dunes, and spits shifting over time. The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the east end of Fire Island National […]

A Mayor by Land and Sea

A Mayor by Land and Sea

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live on Long Island or boat over from a neighboring state, there’s a significant chance that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits to the Village of Port Jefferson. Located about the halfway point of Long Island on its north side along a deep water harbor leading to the Long Island Sound, the bustling village is […]

Blue-Green Harmful Algal Blooms

Blue-Green Harmful Algal Blooms

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Summer’s heat creates an ideal condition for blue-green algal blooms (cyanobacteria) to form in freshwater lakes and ponds across Long Island. These blooms are a natural part of fresh water ecosystems, and can become massive under the right conditions of sunlight, temperature, and nutrient concentrations. They discolor the water and leave scum and […]

Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating for many means experiencing exhilarating freedom and adventure. Out on the water, there are no drawn lanes to be dutifully followed, and boaters can enjoy breaking the surly bonds of land-borne life. At the same time, boating requires a measure of self-sufficiency and accountability; boaters need to be knowledgeable and prepared when heading out […]

Don’t Wake Up!

Don’t Wake Up!

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Most boaters think little about boat wakes, which are the waves generated by the passing of their vessels. Excessive boat wakes have a negative effect on the environment, cause property damage and personal injuries, and canwaste fuel. Boat Wakes Have Environmental Consequences Excessive boat wakes cause erosion of shorelines along lakes, rivers, streams, and the […]

Understanding & Using Radar Effectively

Understanding & Using Radar Effectively

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard the expression, “ignorance is bliss,” and sometimes it is. However, that’s never the case on the water, where “knowledge is power.”

A Craving For Teaching

A Craving For Teaching

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When I was in school, I was terrified to stand up in front of the class and speak. In fact, if I knew beforehand that I would have to read a report (or anything similar), I would seriously consider “being ill” the next day!

Cell Phones vs VHF Radios: Not All Calls Are Equal

Cell Phones vs VHF Radios: Not All Calls Are Equal

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While cell phones do provide the convenience of simple, easy-to-use, inexpensive and generally reliable telephone service to home, office, automobile or other locations, the United States Coast Guard does not advocate cell phones as a substitute maritime radio distress and safety system.

Pier 95 Waterfront Restaurant

Pier 95 Waterfront Restaurant

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pier 95 Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
95 Hudson Avenue | Freeport, NY 11520 | 516-379-9898 | www.pier95.com

Dream Boats

Dream Boats

November 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Dream Boats

Boating Shoes

Boating Shoes

February 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating Shoes ; history and styles and where to get them.