Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Port Jefferson is an exciting village to visit by boat, as it offers plenty of entertainment, eateries, and interesting establishments a short walk from its beautiful harbor. Watch your approach to the harbor from the Long Island Sound — large ferries head between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport, Connecticut all day. Transients are welcome at Port […]

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Amusement Park

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you still call it “Rye Playland” or by its proper name, this destination along the Long Island Sound has been fun since 1927, especially when you visit by boat. Moorings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar at the water’s edge of the park. The launch service […]

City Island

City Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Floatable Trash

Floatable Trash

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

While working my way through obtaining a marine science degree, I was lucky enough to be taken on as a vet tech at an animal hospital. It was in Mamaroneck, a lovely town in Westchester with a pretty little harbor on the Long Island Sound. I was struck at the time by how often we […]

A Sound Education

A Sound Education

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. The Webb Institute, nestled along the Long Island Sound in Glen Cove, is a unique college. Originally founded in the Bronx in 1889 by shipbuilder and philanthropist William H. Webb, this academic gem has just one major — naval architecture and marine engineering. Webb has a small student body; the current number of students […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

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 […]

Stepping Stones Lighthouse

Stepping Stones Lighthouse

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island has its share of beautiful architectural lighthouses. Boaters, spoiled by the views, rarely (if ever) focus on the cost of upkeep as we pass by these beauties. One such picturesque lighthouse known to boaters in the western Long Island Sound and travelers across the Throgs Neck Bridge is Stepping Stones Lighthouse. Built in […]

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Suffolk County, New York’s hundreds of miles of open water, coves, bays, and beaches attract numerous pleasure boaters. Keeping them safe is the mission of the 70-person Suffolk County Marine Bureau. The Marine Bureau is a permanent year-round unit of the Suffolk County Police Department, patrolling the waters of the Long Island Sound, the Great […]

3 Coves for Autumn

3 Coves for Autumn

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Fall days may be shorter, but that’s no reason to stop boating. Take advantage of a sun-drenched day by taking a short-ish trip to a welcoming cove. The southeast part of Coecles Harbor is a wonderful place to drop anchor. Known as Cedar Island Cove, this is one of the protected areas […]

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Christina Sun is a maritime artist whose passion for the New York Harbor inspires her artwork. Her connection with the harbor entices her to spend days with a paint brush or pen in hand drawing and painting the ships, tankers, and other vesselspassing though it. Her last name fits an artist whose creations are warm, […]

Water, Water Everywhere!

Water, Water Everywhere!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the summer, you spend a lot of time on,in, and around the water. In case you’re curious, we’ve collected some interesting facts for you on certain of our nearby water bodies. Long Island Sound The Sound is 21 miles wide at its widest point and 113 miles long. The volume of water in Long […]

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.  Though there’s no big plot twist at the end, no action-packed moments, and no real story line,Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore by Robert B. MacKay may be the most interesting book you will read this year. The book is filled with photos of the biggest and best vessels and waterside homes of […]

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It may surprise you to know that there is now more plastic than plankton swirling in our oceans. Plastic pollution from throwaway plastic bags, bottles, and bottle caps have become all too common on beaches, rivers, harbors, bays, and open waters. When you consider that the global annual plastic production has grown from 1.9 million […]

City Island

City Island

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled in the heart of the Bronx,City Island is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle (and traffic!) of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, City Island is a simple to reach retreat, as it’s located […]

Cleaner BoatingTactics and Tips

Cleaner BoatingTactics and Tips

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Recreational boating is not just about enjoying our time out on the waters. If we want our playgrounds to remain vital and clean, it’s up to us to maintain clean vessels. In recent years, there’s been tremendous desire for green cleaning products and eco-friendlier approaches to reducing boating’s carbon footprint and clearing our waters […]

Diving into History

Diving into History

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In his youth, Adam Grohman was interested in historical sites as well as the underwater environment. He took up snorkeling at an early agein his home state of New Jersey,and eventually became SCUBA certified as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). While stationed in Cuba, Grohman yearned to use his diving knowledge to […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

Singles at Sea

Singles at Sea

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is enjoyable whether you’re alone or in the company of others, but some don’t enjoy a solitary experience. They look for like-minded sea lovers who want to get together and make waves. Long Island Single Sailors Association (LISSA) is a boating singles group that has been around for 25 years. Its members, mainly from […]

Favorite Escapes

Favorite Escapes

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]

Exploring the Wild Side of Long Island

Exploring the Wild Side of Long Island

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Though he may not have been talking about Long Island’s incredible natural wildlife and habitats, it’s true that some are tucked away within Long Island’s National Wildlife Refuges. There are nine such U.S. refuges on Long Island, explains Jody DeMeyre, Visitor […]

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, known as West Harbor, is one of the most protected sections of Oyster Bay. Located to the west side of Centre Island, this area is wide open, providing a nice place to drop anchor. Jump in the water to cool off, watch vessels of all sizes pass by, and gaze […]

Leeds Pond

Leeds Pond

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Drop anchor and enjoy the views, go swimming, or raft up with friends. Nearby is a beach you can reach by dinghy (there are no facilities).

Don’t Do What I Did!

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In 1978, I owned a 1971 24’ Revelcraft with a 318 Chrysler salt-water-cooled inboard engine.   This was a very comfortable boat, capable of taking me and my fiancée on extended-day adventures away from the mooring in Oyster Bay. One beautiful day, we decided to take the boat across the Long Island Sound to Connecticut. […]

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest park in Queens. There’s plenty to do on its 1,255 acres, including visiting three sites that are fun for the whole family.

Touring Manhattan

Touring Manhattan

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Very few local day trips provide as much breathtaking scenery and shoreline architecture as does a cruise around Manhattan. Moreover, New York City is easily accessible from both the north and south shores, making this trip ideal for many Long Island boaters.

American Merchant Marine Museum

American Merchant Marine Museum

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The American Merchant Marine Museum provides information and displays boats and other historical objects such as marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts. Located at the McNulty Campus on the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point (516-773-5515), the museum provides merchant marine perspective on World War II.

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