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January 12, 2017

Anatomy of a Shipwreck: The Tug “Celtic” and Its Barge “Cape Race”

By Robert Bachand

Since the early days of our Nation, Long Island Sound has always served as a vital waterway for commercial and some military traffic. During some years, as many as 1,900 barges are towed...

January 12, 2017

Ask Capt. Gary by Capt. Gary Joyce

Well, the 2016-17 scallop season started off back in November with a … whimper, and we weren’t the only ones who couldn’t find a commercially viable surfeit of the tasty critters. Up side? There were plenty of just-too-small scallops a...

January 12, 2017

Big Cypress Swamp: A Watery Wilderness

By Terry Conway

Call it America’s Amazon. A place of immense natural beauty with orchid species and bromeliads (air plants) everywhere. Stillness and serenity reign.

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a mosaic of open saw...

January 12, 2017

Boat Yard Safety by Paul Esterle

Yes, I know we ran this article before. But observing boater’s practices last fall and thinking about the upcoming spring commissioning prompted me to revisit the topic of boatyard safety once again. Boatyard safety is a topic most of us...