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Brr! Cold Weather Boating

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When the warm weather wanes, the throngs of boaters disappear. However, none of the basics of safe boating vanish. In fact, there are more laws and precautions that crop up as the temperature drops. Though there may be abundant sunshine when you venture out, never relax your vigil or remove your life jacket. While warm […]

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

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A long career in the military or a police force can be rewarding, but there comes a time when even the most dedicated public servants seek retirement nirvana. For Bellport native Bill Sloan, who retired in 1997 after a 30-year career as a Suffolk County detective, nirvana means sailing. These days, Sloan spends as much […]

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

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A boater’s goal is to spend as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. However, there are known and hidden environmental concerns that may cause illness for some. Awareness and eliminating —or avoiding— certain triggers may enhance overall health and well being. Environmental illness can affect our daily lives and curtail activities. According […]

CO — Invisible but Lethal

CO — Invisible but Lethal

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Fall boating can be enjoyable, though you might need to toss on a sweater or jacket. While an extra layer of clothing may be all you need to stay warm, there may be occasions when you’d welcome blocking the winds and chill by keeping the covers on your boat. Though covering up your boat while […]

Cleaning Our Beaches Together

Cleaning Our Beaches Together

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    Boaters and beach goers value our shorelines and waterways, and want to see the removal of the garbage and debris littering our beaches and washing into the water. One group urging boaters to get involved in cleaning up our beaches and protecting the maritime environment is The Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral […]

One Summer Weekend

One Summer Weekend

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Summer goes by way too fast — we have so much fun boating, yet we have so few weekends to enjoy it. This year, we were not going to let summer fly by without having our fill of fun! My family loves boating, yet with all my cousins, my brother, and me attending college and […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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      Sag Harbor transforms into the music capital of Long Island when the Sag Harbor American Music Festival takes place on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.  Whether you are a music aficionado or simply enjoy tapping your toes and swaying your hips while being out and about in a beautiful village, […]

September’s South Shore Events

September’s South Shore Events

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South Shore boaters will enjoy fun events this September. The Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon through 4:30 pm at Captree State Park. There will be live music and arts and crafts exhibitors, and a variety of activities including touch tanks, marine biology, renewable energy, paddleboard lessons, […]

Flynn’s

Flynn’s

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Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island 631-531-5000 www.flynnsfireislandny.com Flynn’s is a waterfront gem located in Ocean Bay Park, offering fresh seafood, live music, and amazing ocean views. Established in 1937, Flynn’s is the perfect locale to have drinks or a meal by the water while enjoying the island’s breeze. The drinks menu […]

Back to School, On to Boating

Back to School, On to Boating

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Kids may generally not embrace the beginning of school, but you’ll spot more than a few parents dancing and singing the chorus of “Happy” while waving goodbye at the bus stop. Most of those parents promptly return to their normal routines, though some of them race to get to their boats. We asked readers a […]