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 Recently I had a strange encounter on Oak Beach near Fire Island Inlet. Walking in the moonlight on the beach west of the Sore Thumb, I saw the water become confused with thrashing. I stopped short and stood still as a strangely dressed man emerged from the waves. He...

This article started as a search for the history of a shipwreck and ended up with the story of a family woven in. This winter, after a storm, I came upon a hull knee, parts of a deck and a hefty beam from a mid-19th century wreck. My imagination wondered what wreck the...

February 27, 2020

There was a time that there were scallops in Zacks Bay. There were also mussels, soft and hard shell clams too, all within my lifetime. Bays all over Long Island had significant stands of eel grass that swarmed with grass shrimp and sea horses (How often

do you see the...