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Cliff’s Rendezvous

Cliff’s Rendezvous

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  This little restaurant and cocktail lounge is considered a classic in the town of Riverhead; its marinated steaks have long been a favorite of those who patronize it. Docking is easy from the inlet of Peconic Bay. You can easily walk to the restaurant from the town dock. Cliff’s Rendezvous has been run by […]

Navtool Agreement Farmers Markets

August 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Navtool Agreement To View and Download Routes  click on the Navtool link below. Please complete the NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE MAPPING SOFTWARE agreement to continue: WARNING Do not enter or utilize the marine route-mapping data while craft is in motion. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS are for use by experienced maritime operators only and are […]

Current Tides (Please click on this title to view the current tides)

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Hardy Kayakers of Long Island

Hardy Kayakers of Long Island

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While those around them bristled at the detestable “Polar Vortex” assnow piles reached higher than snow shovels, the Long Island Paddlers weren’t fazed by the past winter. “Winter has no effect on our numbers,” says Long Island Paddlers (Paddlers) president Steven Berner, who has served in that position for five of the past seven years. […]

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.”

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

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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.

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 […]

Southold

Southold

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Located on Long Island’s north fork, Southold seems like a sleepy New England town, more scenic and less active than other seaside settings. However, this quaint town is a fun place to spend the day!

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

hile boating is a great family experience, there are some places that are just not tailored for kids. Over the years we have found a cache of kid-friendly haunts that we seem to revisit because they make both kids and adults happy. In no particular order, here are our family favorites:

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

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Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.

Nassau Point

Nassau Point

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While there are many waterfront villages in the Peconic Bay area to explore, sometimes you simply want to drop anchor and hang out on the boat.  Nassau Point is one of those lazy day spots. Just south of Cutchogue, this anchorage is generally a calm place to spend the day, as it is protected by […]

Wow! Weddings on the Water

Wow! Weddings on the Water

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Though you’re in love and everything seems sunny, planning a wedding can become a stressful and anxiety-provoking time. Couples find that they have each spent a lifetime dreaming about this special day in differing, and perhaps even conflicting, ways. Mix in friends and families’ expectations (and suggestions), and storm clouds quickly gather. As […]

GHOST STORIES, Spinning Tales on a Sail Boat

GHOST STORIES, Spinning Tales on a Sail Boat

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are some things that can’t be fixed with duct tape or a quick jerry rig when you go sailing.  For a seven-year-old girl on her first sleep-away sailing trip with her father, weather was an unfortunate thing that could not be put right, even with effort, glue, and a quick prayer. A thunderstorm […]

Seaside Inspirations

Seaside Inspirations

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Countless artists over the ages have been inspired by the sea. Across media, age, and experience level, from seasoned professionals to weekend hobbyists, artists from all walks of life have turned to the water in search of their muse.

Water Soothes the Soul

Water Soothes the Soul

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of us enjoy living near or visiting the water. The soothing power of rhythmic tides eases the daily tensions of life, as does hearing repetitious waves and the sound of flowing water. And there’s no denying the therapeutic benefits of water even while quietly drifting along on a paddleboard. Fortunately, for those living with […]

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Living with any type of disability presents numerous challenges in everyday life, such as being excluded from enjoyable activities like going for a swim or paddling a kayak. Recognizing that, STRIDE was created to help those with handicaps enjoy sports and overcome (emotional and physical) barriers. Mary Ellen Whitney was an adaptive physical education […]

How the Voodoo Queen Got Her Name

How the Voodoo Queen Got Her Name

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In April of 2005, my wife Barbara and I decided to take a long weekend and fly down to New Orleans.  We had a great time doing the usual tourist things. On a rainy day, we thought it would be fun to take a cemetery tour. We saw the tomb of Marie Laveau, who was, […]

FAQs About New Boater Education Law

FAQs About New Boater Education Law

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“Suffolk County Waters” means what? If it flows in, through or by Suffolk County, it counts.  And the certificate needs to be on the board, and apply to the skipper at the helm, if/as/when the boat is stopped by law enforcement. What penalties ensue? First offense?  $250.00. Second offense?  $500.00.  After that, you are guilty […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Boat Shows

The Do’s & Don’ts of Boat Shows

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s that time of year when northern boaters seek a way to withstand the cold by heading to boat shows. Each show provides something unique, but there are general guidelines for making a boat show enjoyable and practical. Before heading out, decide whether you’re attending the show as an attraction or are seriously in the […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

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In 2012, our boat was moored in Northport Harbor.  While many vessels were already hauled prior to the end of October, our boat was still at its mooring in this very protected north shore harbor, as I was hoping for a few more weeks of boating. As satellite readings came in and weather maps converged, […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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While you may not plan on doing any actual work on your boat until it warms up, now is the time most marine supply stores start running sales. There really are great deals during boat show season, so if you need to stock up or replace, and plan to upgrade items on your boat, there’s […]

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Be Mine Necklace is a sterling candy heart charm with faceted garnet on a sterling chain designed by Sueanne Shirzay for $75 http://sueanneshirzay.etsy.com (15% off for readers through March 31, 2013 by using code BOAT15). . . PhoneFetcher keeps her heart from racing since she’s not frantically digging through a purse for a ringing phone, […]

Seal Walks in Westhampton

Seal Walks in Westhampton

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As the weather cools, seals seek Long Island’s shores.  They lay out in the sun, frolic, and go about their outdoor lives; they don’t care that most of us are bundled up inside our homes.  In other words, the Harbor and Grey seals (and some Arctic visitors, too) won’t come to look at us, so […]

What Makes a Competent Boater?

What Makes a Competent Boater?

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Besides acquiring sufficient marine supplies and equipment, and outside of planning destinations and adventures, what makes an outing outstanding? When family and friends gather, I bet you’d rather they talk about the relaxing days spent on your boat, where everyone had a good time and every snag was dealt with seamlessly, rather than laughing at […]

The Adventure of a Lifetime

The Adventure of a Lifetime

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Living on or near the water has always been a way of life for Mindy and Mark Yuknat. The Connecticut couple, who says that they’ve each been boating since they were young, lived aboard Adventure, a 65-foot -long, 900-square-foot yacht for four years.

Thar She Blows, A Whale Story

Thar She Blows, A Whale Story

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Telling tales is fun for writers, which is why books with great stories stay in your heart and mind even when you are done reading them. Whale legends have lived on through the pages of many books. Moby Dick, a classic book by Herman Melville, was inspired by a real sperm whale named Mocha Dick, […]

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When someone in the family suffers from a lifelong fear of water (hydrophobia), or suddenly develops it after years of boating, it can be disruptive and often disabling.  The fear may be passed along by parents or arise from a sudden trauma, but however it arrives, the phobia can be effectively diminished or eliminated. Martin […]

Aquarium Developing Hybrid Research Vessel

Aquarium Developing Hybrid Research Vessel

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Each year, thousands of children cruise out onto the Long Island Sound with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for hands-on introductions to fish, crabs, squid, and all sorts of live marine creatures brought up right out of the water. Beginning in the fall, those school trips will be a lot greener. The aquarium is completing […]

Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We received a restaurant tip from foodies we know:  they drive out from Manhattan just to satisfy their craving for the lobster salad roll at the Canal Café.  Located on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal (behind Hampton Watercraft Marine), this restaurant offers friendly casual dining inside and outdoors on a spacious patio that […]

Changing Seasons, Changing Clothes, Making Your Winter Wardrobe Work for Spring

Changing Seasons, Changing Clothes, Making Your Winter Wardrobe Work for Spring

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The “in-between” season coming! It’s that time of year that links winter and spring, dreaded by many women. Inconsistent weather, random warm days, and the occasional late season blizzard act as fashion roadblocks; transitioning from late winter into early spring can wreak havoc on our closet choices. Let’s be optimistic that the signs of […]

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