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September 24, 2020

I often wonder after doing interviews for articles, what will happen next to the people and  the businesses I write about. Some of the readers now and then inquire, especially about the old boats. They want to know if they were rebuilt, given early death by chainsaw or...

August 27, 2020

You might have expected the Spring/Summer boat selling season would be a washout after people lost jobs and work time as a result of the coronavirus, but just the opposite happened. The sudden short supply of new boats are the result of families being in lockdown, work...

July 23, 2020

Before the coronavirus changed the way we live, parents went to work and children went to school. Now, if they’re lucky, parents work from home and children are also expected to work from home on schoolwork issued online from their teachers. It’s a given that you can’t...

June 30, 2020

The National Weather Service has studied every kind of wave and has tracked tsunamis and possible tsunamis, those generated by earthquakes and those induced by volcanic activity. Tsunamis are giant waves caused by movement of plates in the earth or underwater eruptions...

When I started writing this article about buying my first boat, it didn’t occur to me until I saw it written that it never would have happened had it not been for the kindness, enthusiasm and help from my friends.
I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t want t...

February 27, 2020

When I thanked Harold Rudd for the interesting boat pictures he sent me to be used with an earlier article, he sent another album of 80 pictures, most all of boats commonly seen on the Amazon River, workboats that handle every kind of native made goods leaving the coun...

January 31, 2020

Clams have always been one of the most dependable resources our bays on Long Island and New Jersey have provided. American Indians clammed before we came on the Mayflower. After eating the clams, they used the dark part of the shells as their currency. Once the overfis...

January 2, 2020

Since abnormal weather is becoming the new normal and big storms are getting bigger and moving together,  instead of complaining about it, as boaters, fishermen and coastal property owners, we need to think in terms of anticipating what we can expect from future storms...

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...

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