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May 30, 2018

Sailing out of Long Island Sound, Execution Rock and Sands Point Light disappear out of sight as you enter New York’s East River.  A little farther down river, on your port side, stands LaGuardia Airport and the city’s notorious prison complex, Rikers Island. On the st...

June 27, 2017

Donning scuba gear, you don’t have to descend very far below the surface of Long Island Sound to discover some of its prettiest marine animals.  In less than 20 feet, you can encounter large flower-like clusters of pink-hearted hydroids, swaying slowly back and forth i...

May 19, 2017

Snorkeling over a coral or oyster reef, you can often hear the cracking/popping sound produced by a snapping (pistol) shrimp. Barely 1 to 2 inches in length, it can produce a sound of up to 220 decibels, the equivalent of the Battleship New Jersey firing all 9 of its s...

May 19, 2017

From its earliest history, Narragansett Bay’s East Passage was crucial in serving naval vessels, maritime commerce and a developing local fishing industry. For the duration of the American Civil War (1861 to 1865), the Naval Academy was moved temporarily from Annapolis...