Sunday, August 20, 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 […]

Paw Prints on Deck

Paw Prints on Deck

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Memories made on the water last a lifetime — for everyone aboard. Yes, our furriest four-legged companions enjoy the experience as much as we do, savoring hours and days on the water with loved ones. However, as these stories relate, you need to observe your dog’s reaction and safeguard them in unknown circumstances. Encourage, reward, […]

Reading Clouds

Reading Clouds

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Clouds are signposts in the sky — if you know how to read them, they are the most accurate weather forecast tools available. They are so local they can predict storms that are half a mile away and may hit your area in the next 10 minutes. Where else can boaters get that kind of […]

Alone and Together on the Water

Alone and Together on the Water

Each summer, my husband and I manage to get out on the boat for one afternoon — alone. Of course, we enjoy including our kids, friends, and family on our voyages, but we also need a dose of “we” time. Although going to dinner or seeing a movie are other venues that offer us an […]

Stay Alert, Boaters!

Stay Alert, Boaters!

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It’s easy to relax while spending a day on your boat. However, you cannot always surrender completely to relaxation, as being on a boat requires alertness and attention. Sun, alcohol, skipping meals, and dehydration lead to diminished focus, muscle cramps, disorientation, and an inability to concentrate — the opposite of what you need if you’re […]

When There’s No Doctor Aboard

When There’s No Doctor Aboard

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Boat owners are a happy lot — just ask any of the estimated 13 million skippers in the U.S.! However, according to Dr. Michael Jacobs, our fun in the sun pastime involves some health risks. A longtime sailor and co-author of Marine Medicine, Dr. Jacobs identifies seasickness and sunburn as two of the most common […]

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 […]

Dip into Wellness

Dip into Wellness

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  We get wet to clean up or cool off, but taking a plunge can transform us both mentally and physically. I’m not talking about some elaborate or exotic hydropathy for our health — everyday swimming is a powerful and positive change agent. Kaitie Brown, aquatics director at the Suffolk Y JCC, praises swimming because […]

Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

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There are people to whom the past is just a memory, and others who dwell in the past to avoid the here and now. Then there are people like Fiona Malkin and her husband, Christopher, who saw a vessel firmly rooted in the past but refused to let her stay there. The loving (and frustrating) […]

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 […]

Learning from History

Learning from History

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When I look out towards the ocean, I’m always hoping to spot a whale or dolphin coming up for air. As someone keenly aware of the creatures around us, I know how precious and irreplaceable marine lives are, and I understand that humans are responsible for preserving their habitats and lives. However, for us to […]

Grading New York’s Harbors

Grading New York’s Harbors

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  Many people first listen to the forecast of a hurricane or another destructive force of nature with a certain detachment. Though early forecasts are a call to action, it’s easy to be apathetic. When the event is days or a week away, rising water levels, flooding, catastrophic heat, or devastating cold just doesn’t feel […]

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 […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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My girlfriend and I were boating when we noticed two men and a young boy in a 14-foot dinghy waving us down. We motored over — they said that that their motor had died. New attempts to start the engine failed, so we agreed to tow them to their marina. We had never performed a […]

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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I love everything about August except the way every experience seems measured by the hourglass. People say, “Let’s get together one more time this summer!” and “Is there still time to do that before summer ends?” This August, let’s stop calendar and clock watching. Is the water calm and is the breeze delightful right now? […]

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 […]

Check Out These Boating Apps!

Check Out These Boating Apps!

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Smartphones are the go-to technology choice for many boaters. They want forecasts, access, and safety right at their fingertips and that’s what a vast amount of applications (apps) promise to deliver. I’ve scoped out some of the most useful boating apps available to install on your smartphone or tablet. Some are free and some charge […]

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 […]

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

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Now through Labor Day, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be flying over the Long Island Sound. The 56,000 members nationwide of CAP are part of the all-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. CAP is part of the Total Force that includes the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. With a fleet of […]

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 […]

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