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August 27, 2020

In Part I last month, we told the story of the sinking of the steamboat ‘Lexington’ in 1840, the worst disaster in the history of Long Island Sound. This installment is about Ben Roberts and his side-scan sonar efforts to document the ‘Lexington’ and other New York are...

July 23, 2020

The 1840 fire that sank the steamboat Lexington remains the worst disaster on Long Island Sound. And now history buffs can get a better sense of what the shipwreck looks like thanks to an Amagansett diver and maritime historian’s side scan-sonar documentation project.

April 30, 2019

Leo Sherman was part of a three-man crew sailing a catamaran around the world when things got out of hand on the Indian Ocean in January of 2009.
“We'd been running in a sto
rm or chain of small storm for 1.5 days,” Sherman, an Illinois resident, recalled of his voyage...

April 3, 2019

The conventional wisdom for owners of larger sailboats powered by an auxiliary diesel engine is to top off your fuel tank at the end of the season after adding additives to prevent water buildup, algae growth and fuel deterioration. The reason for keeping the tank full...

February 26, 2019

Hopes for saving the famed ocean liner SS United States have been buoyed by an agreement between its nonprofit owner and a major Long Island development firm that has agreed to try to formulate a plan for reuse of the mothballed vessel.
Uniondale-based developer RXR Re...

January 28, 2019

The following is Part II of an excerpt from the upcoming History Press book Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History by Bill Bleyer, a longtime Long Island Boating World contributor.

Execution Rocks. Built on a reef in Long Island Sound a mile north of Sands Point...

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