Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Mysterious Double Green Light

The Mysterious Double Green Light

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Navigating at night can be tricky, even when everything is as it should be. Subtract a missing or misplaced light and even a cautious boater can get fooled. My sailing buddy, Nelson, and I set out for Block Island one fine September day. We figured that with a favorable wind, the catboat could make it […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When you only have time for a short boat outing and a craving for fresh produce, honey, crafts, and baked goods, visit a farmers market within walking distance of the water. Some are open throughout the fall and some close earlier, so plan accordingly — you don’t want to miss Long Island’s bounty!   Thursdays […]

Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A few Julys back, John Aldridge fell off the back of his lobster boat 40 miles south of Montauk. He later calculated that it took him just 17 seconds to become “a speck in the sea.” The time was 3:30 am and the water temperature was 72 degrees. There were five-foot swells remaining from a […]

Art Show on the Green

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Art Show on the Green Montauk Village Green 631-668-5336 http://www.montaukartistsassociation.org/

Montauk Music Festival

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Montauk Music Festival Venues throughout Montauk 631-668-5077 http://www.montaukmusicfestival.com/

Westlake Fish House

Westlake Fish House

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking beautiful Lake Montauk, just west of Star Island, the Westlake Fish House is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Comfortable, casual, and family-friendly, both locals and boaters come here to relax and enjoy a good meal. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and a great dockside bar. […]

A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Marli Ross didn’t dream of visiting Long Island on a millionaire’s private yacht. Yet that’s what she accomplished last summer. Ross grew up with a keen sense of adventure and the water. “You could always find me near the water. I used to go wakeboarding and […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers. This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west […]

Montauk Music Festival 2016

Montauk Music Festival 2016

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Montauk fills with music as the 7th Annual Montauk Music Festival gets its groove on Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22. Dance to the beat of live music at almost every restaurant and bar in Montauk. Musical acts at 40 venues include alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, rap, […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk has a lot to offer Long Island boaters — breathtaking views of the bluffs, deep water, and a place for divers to explore. It is easily reachable if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island as it is located just west of Lake Montauk and east of Hither Hills […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It must truly be autumn if boaters are heading to the Montauk Fall Festival. This year’s event, hosted by the Montauk Chamber, will be held at the Village Green on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If there’s a chill in the air, it’s understandable that visitors to […]

Dogs Welcome Here!

Dogs Welcome Here!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve compiled a list of places that won’t frown on visits from Fido, at least some of the time. Owners should look for posted signs or call ahead before clambering off the boat with canine companions. Babylon Village: There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial […]

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 […]

Coastal Conundrum

Coastal Conundrum

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Like Earth, the oceans are not flat. Currents and water temperatures can change the face of the seas, causing them to rise and fall over years or decades. A worldwide warming climate plays a big part in the future of coastal communities, but what exactly does sea level rise mean, and is there anything that […]

Exploring Montauk

Exploring Montauk

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled on the very tip of Long Island’s South Shore, in the Town of East Hampton, is a small hamlet named Montauk. It has a big history that includes many things, a few of which are the Montaukett Indians, Captain Kidd, Teddy Roosevelt, and as recently as last summer, the “Montauk Monster.”

Montauk Music Festival

Montauk Music Festival

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  The 6th Annual Montauk Music Festival takes place throughout the village of Montauk from Thursday, May 14, through Sunday, May 17. Tap your feet and dance to the beat of original music performed live by the artists at over 200 live shows at 40 venues. You’ll be treated to musical acts including alternative, rock, […]

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 […]

The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you new to boating or seeking a better home for your boat? Unless you’re a member of a yacht club, own your own dock, or are buddy-buddy with the town harbormaster, your boat will likely reside in a marina. With hundreds of marinas in our area, choosing the right place for both summer boating […]

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 […]

Universal Stories

Universal Stories

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. A Chilling Tale Set Nearby Book review by Effie Speyer In his debut novel, The Face of Fear: A Powers and Johnson Novel, R.J. Torbert utilizes the infamous ghost mask from the Scream movie franchise. That’s not all that’s instantly recognizable, however — the location for this murder mystery is set in the village […]

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]

Dog-Friendly Seaside Locations

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Babylon Village: Dogs must be leashed. There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial Park. Blue Point and Bayport: Dogs must be leashed Port Jefferson Village: Dog-friendly: Pooper-scooper bags throughout the village. Dogs should be leashed. East Hampton: Dogs must be leashed and are not allowed […]

Who’s Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It happens every day, whether you’re on land or at sea: hunger strikes! If you’re like us, you appreciate tips on where you’ll enjoy spending your dining dollars, and that’s what you’ll get from us in each issue. In the past year, our reviewers have happily dined at these restaurants: Andrra 39 Gann Road East […]

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each fall, Mother Nature puts on quite a show along Long Island’s rivers, inlets, harbors, and bays. How much fun it is to take your boat to see this bounty of natural beauty! Some of our favorite sighting sites are limited to paddle craft, so we’ve provided auto directions (parking fees and permits may be […]

Navy Beach

Navy Beach

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Navy Beach overlooks waters once filled with U.S. Navy Ships, and it’s safe to say sailors must have marveled at the beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets. The military is gone, and the new center of attraction is Navy Beach restaurant, which offers flavorful food in fantastic surroundings. To reach Navy Beach by (up to a 32’) boat, drop anchor in Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay and wade ashore.

Boating & Biking

Boating & Biking

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Unless you regularly boat (or fly) into Montauk, Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café may not be on your radar. However, once you stop by and taste their terrific food, you’ll set your compass to head back repeatedly. The Crabby Cowboy Café is a ranch-style eatery with seating available both inside and outside. The outside view has […]

Life at the Montauk Lighthouse

Life at the Montauk Lighthouse

Henry Osmers is passionate about the water and intrigued by anything connected to it; he has enriched his life and filled his days with his seafaring obsession. In particular, he has taken a deep interest in the Montauk Lighthouse, acquiring a wealth of knowledge about its history and culture.

Montauk Harbor Festival

Montauk Harbor Festival

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Montauk celebrates its nautical heritage during the 6th Annual Montauk Harbor Festival Weekend taking place June 11 through June 13. It starts with dining and dating, and ends with boat blessings, and has something for every day tripping boater in between.

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