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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...

January 12, 2017

Cruising the Majestic Hudson River by Tab Hauser

The Hudson River is a magnificent place to plan a cruise. We journeyed up and down this river as part of a longer voyage through the New York State canal locks and into Lake Champlain.  This is part one of a two part stor...

January 12, 2017

In Our Waters

By Adam Grohman

The four engines of the Boeing 707 roared at full throttle as the aircraft bounded down the tarmac. Captain Lloyd D. Reinhard pulled on the yoke having reached a safe take-off speed. Reinhard, along with five other officers and crew, felt th...

January 12, 2017

Legal Perspective by Tim Akpinar

The universe in which pleasure boats operate might be seen as a very different one than that in which commercial vessels operate. And some would be quite content to have these two worlds remain separate from one another. A tugboat mate w...

January 12, 2017

LI Fishing Report

By Capt. Kirk Fay

On or about December 15th, my boat was pulled for the winter. It was a very depressing day for me and I’m sure all others that love being on the water. Before my boat got hauled everything that could be removed was removed. A bunch of...

January 12, 2017

Rum Runners Adventures by Virginia Koetzner

The Volstead Act, the 1920 enabling legislation for a nationwide ban on the sale, transport, use and manufacture of alcoholic beverages, was the outgrowth of years of crusading by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the...

January 12, 2017

Once again, it’s time for a quick look at all the strange, odd, stupid, funny … but true … aquatic-related stories we missed over the past 12 months.

So let’s get to it.

LIBW 7th Annual…Stories We Missed in 2016

By Gary P. Joyce

Now That’s a Tough Turtle

Nicole Bjanes was m...

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