Thursday, February 23, 2017

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

Strengthening the Huntington Lighthouse

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a gem of a lighthouse in Huntington Harbor. Standing as a 48-foot-tall navigational director since 1912, its head and torso have been battered by winds, bullied by temperature fluctuations, and beaten by rain, while the harbor’s waters erode it from its toes to its knees. While the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the main signaling […]

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There are incandescent songs such as You Light Up My Life sung by Debby Boone, Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson, Ray Of Light by Madonna, and Heartlight by Neil Diamond. Then there’s the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, glowingly sung by participating boaters who want to keep the Huntington Lighthouse burning brightly. This fun and fundraising […]

Loving Life on the Water

Loving Life on the Water

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you grow up loving the water and spend your free time windsurfing, sailing, and wakeboarding, it’s likely an ad in the paper for paddleboard lessons will catch your eye. That’s exactly what happened to Katie Aksak. Once she answered that ad in a Vermont paper, she went on to become PaddleFit certified in Florida, […]

Standing Up for Fun

Standing Up for Fun

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  If there is a water-related sport or activity, chances are good that I’ll love it! I usually go for fast and crazy water sports where it takes a while to become skillful, but I got an immediate blast while learning how to stand-up paddleboard. I jumped at the chance offered by Katie Aksak, owner […]

Smithtown Bay

Smithtown Bay

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Boating with Diabetes

Boating with Diabetes

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

What You Should Know Before Your Excursion Though most of us don’t think twice about cruising in our boats to celebrate a summer day, for diabetic boaters, the scorching sun, too much exertion, and the mercurial changes of the sea can wreck havoc on blood-sugar control. In very general terms, there are two types of […]

Huntington Lighthouse

Huntington Lighthouse

November 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1985, Janis Harrington and her in-laws, the late Dr. Doug Harrington and his wife Mary, sat along Huntington Harbor’s beachfront, puzzled by the sight before them. The Huntington Harbor Lighthouse had spent the last 20 years in serious disrepair, and in dire need of attention.

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers!

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers!

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers! Though many boaters visit the same body of water every time, others take their trailered boats and PWCs from shore to shore and off-island. This makes it possible to spread harmful “aquatic hitchhikers,” which both pose environmental dangers and damage engines or jam steering. These unwelcome invaders may also potentially render waterways […]