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January 31, 2020

Should you venture out at night on a coastal beach, from Block Island to Florida, you might be greeted by a GHOST, a 2-inch wide critter with periscope-like eyes that can swivel 3600.The sideways-running creature, a ghost crab, sprints tippy-toe across the sand with it...

January 2, 2020

Rising to a maximum height of barely 29 feet above sea level, Machias Seal Island has long been the center of a border dispute between the U. S. and Canada. Lying some 12 miles from New Brunswick’s Great Manan Island and about 10 miles off Cutler, Maine, the tear-drop...

November 8, 2019

By any measure, it would have seemed to have been an unlikely place to build a fort. Most of the Pea Patch Island was an intertidal mud flat, with an average of a little more than three feet above sea level. Its highest point rose to nine feet. During spring high tides...

September 25, 2019

Gull Rocks Light Lighthouse Log (Rhode Island). “January 1, 1931: New Years Day. All dressed up and no place to go.” But Keeper James Gallen had hardly dressed in a special garb for the celebration. In 1883, the Lighthouse Service had published a 14-page pamphlet descr...