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September 25, 2019

Backing his truck out of the Jersey Shore driveway where he lives, the harbor pilot heads to his next assignment. Leaving home and family around dinnertime when the rest of us are coming home from work is not unusual for a harbor pilot. Many of the big ships move in an...

August 29, 2019

Shipbuilding in the 1970s was a big industry in the United States. Our shipyards built cargo ships for U.S. flag companies and for foreign companies. They built drilling rigs, tankers, container ships, supply boats for the offshore industry and barges and tugs for inla...

July 29, 2019

When we think about aquaculture, most of us associate it with the waterfront fish farming industry we’ve been hearing so much about lately. It’s that and more – it also includes the breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals in water environments. The defin...

When Florida subscriber to Long Island Boating World Captain Harold Rudd wrote to me, commenting on my March 2018 tugboat article, his long letter gave me just enough in the way of interesting pictures, background information and facts about sand mining on Long Island...