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January 30, 2018

We arrived at the Zota Beach Resort two days before Christmas for a holiday stay. The gulf-front getaway is uber-modern and sleek, set in a secluded location surrounded by tropical blooms, lush foliage and swaying palm trees. A local gem in the charming little town of...

January 30, 2018

The first indication I got that something was amiss was a Face Book post (FB); “I think we may have a boat down, not much detail, only that it is Argentinean.”
Then another submarine veteran posted a website news story detailing that the sub was on a routine mission an...

January 30, 2018

Being the story of a lifelong power boater and his love for sailboats

One thing I can’t deny is my love of boats, the sea and the nature surrounding it all. I write, paint, fish, hike the beaches and dream about it daily. It started long ago in the wetlands, upland wood...

January 30, 2018

No expense was spared during the construction of the luxury yacht Falcon at the List Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in England. Chares Anderson-Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough, commissioned his yacht to look more like a 20-gun corvette.
He founded the Royal Yac...

January 30, 2018

We love being on the water.  We dread that late day in October when our boat gets decommissioned.  For us, waiting seven months to smell the sea air is just too long. To solve this problem we plan a winter vacation somewhere south on the water.   Two years ago it was b...

January 30, 2018

He’s been called an innovator, a toy designer, a Renaissance man, the Henry Ford of the surfing industry and an outside the box thinker. He was all those things and more. World class entrepreneur comes to mind to describe Hobie’s business skills. In his high school day...

January 30, 2018

Yacht captains along the Long Island shores of the Great South Bay were indignant over the manner Captain Norman Wines Terry, of Center Moriches, was treated by the New York City press during the 8th American’s Cup Yacht Race in 1893.  Captain Terry, an expert seaman h...

January 30, 2018

The Flight and Voyage of the Santa Rosa Maria

The hatch to the bridge swung open with a flurried flash. A gust of the howling wind whipped into the compartment. The sharp end of Captain James H. Wilson’s dividers tore through the paper. The much chagrined master of the...

January 30, 2018

The winter cover went up in November, which was a bit early for us. However, since using the aircraft tape, the same stuff airplane people use for temporary repairs, we’ve had zero problems with the cover. This year will be the longest period of the cover’s deployment...

January 30, 2018

      More than a century has passed since the RMS Titanic sank in 1912 on a cold stretch of the North Atlantic about 380 miles off the Newfoundland coast. If it hadn’t sideswiped an iceberg on the night of April 14th, it’s unlikely that people would be familiar with t...

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