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April 19, 2017

Homing pigeons launched from sailing ships, may have first come into more common use by Egyptian and Greek navigators. The avian messengers were used to announce a vessel’s approach; they frequently arrived up to 3 days before the ship made port. During the 1300s, the...

April 19, 2017

Under the light of an early summer full moon, we were Scuba diving along New Haven’s breakwater. As we examined marine life with our dive lights, we were suddenly surrounded by a school of longfin squid that seemed to glide effortlessly past us. Occasionally, the males...

March 2, 2017

The two and a quarter nautical miles span between Race Rock Light and the buoy marking Valiant Rock, is the open ocean gateway to Long Island Sound and its harbors. Through this waterway, with depths of up to 250+ feet, safely pass Coast Guard,  Navy, commercial and re...

March 2, 2017

First lighted on January 1, 1901, the West Bank Light was erected as part of a series of New York Harbor improvements. The lighthouse marked a shoal extending north past Swinburne and Hoffman Islands. It had depths of less than 8 feet at low tide. On January 22 of the...