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August 12, 2017

August always makes me think of corn. Long Island and the Northeast coast abound with farm stands selling sweet corn, one of the most popular vegetables of the summer.
Corn loses its natural sweetness with every minute after it’s been picked, so freshness is key for th...

August 12, 2017

1. Did you know that the USS Maine was sunk in the harbor in Havana, Cuba in 1898?  This enraged the United States and prompted the battle cry for war of “Remember the Maine”.

2. Did you know that the RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the year 1912?    The...

August 12, 2017

When I have written in the past about the need and use of a VHF radio, I noted that if you didn’t have a radio aboard that you were risking your life over a couple of hundred dollars – it was “nutty” not to have a radio aboard.  Nonetheless, many don’t! And those skipp...

August 12, 2017

Mostly because of the insurance debacle, our planned trip ‘around the horn’ (i.e.) counter clockwise around the tip of Cape Cod was put on hold for this year. We did however, spend three days at Block Island without ever going ashore, two days at Three Mile  Harbor whe...