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August 27, 2020

With the COVID pandemic around people want to be safe and yet have a fun boating season. This means traveling from the bubble of your house to that same bubble on your boat with the people you live with or trust. One boating vacation destination to consider is Fire Isl...

June 30, 2020

This is second in a series of Long Island Boating World’s look into multi-generational families that service our region's nautical needs.  
Coecles Marina on Shelter Island is located two-thirds the way into Coecles Harbor on the west side. ( ) Th...

June 16, 2020

Located on the North Fork in the historic village of Greenport is one of Long Island’s oldest continuing family run businesses that serves the marine industry.   It was here in 1880 that William J Mills, a transplanted Scotsman, established Wm. J Mills and Co.  He did...

January 31, 2020

For my fourth annual “What Boaters Do in the Winter” story we let another captain do the driving.
I love the warm weather, blue seas, local aged rum and beautiful Caribbean beaches. I have been to my share of pretty islands and enjoyed the five-star hotels sitting on t...

January 2, 2020

Greenport on Long Island’s north fork should be a port of call for every cruiser. Established in 1682, Greenport lies on the south side of the north fork opposite Shelter Island. Forbes Magazine called it “one of the prettiest towns in America” Its nautical history goe...

September 25, 2019

With fall approaching I got to review the many boat invoices over the season.
This was not a cheap year with water pumps replaced, a major exhaust cleaning needed and four new 24V batteries amongst other items needed to be kept up.
While looking at all these expenses I...

August 29, 2019

Ten years ago we became the proud owners of a 46 foot 1999 Viking Sport Cruiser (Princess Yacht) named Miracle purchased from a friend. It was bought during the pits of the recession when he was looking to upgrade to a larger boat. His problem was that no dealer wanted...

July 29, 2019

The Long Island north shore extends approximately 90 miles from Great Neck to Orient Point.  It has some of the best bays in the northeast that offer protection from the weather as well as all kinds of amenities, entertainment and relaxation.  This publication covered...

July 2, 2019

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  
Mark Twain
I am an event photographer and travel journalist for much of the year.  During the boating season, I keep a light schedule writing for this publication as well as doing an...

May 26, 2019

For the last six years, I have featured a series of stories called “Exit … Off the Long Island Sound”.  The exits off the Long Island Sound coordinated with different bays one can visit.  I started with exit one being Manhasset Bay and then covered the most practical n...

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