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February 3, 2017

Lake Champlain is a beautiful fresh water in-land sea squeezed between New York, Vermont and Canada.  It has countless protected pretty coves to anchor in as well as several towns worth docking at.  Cruising this deep water lake offers the beauty of the Adirondack Moun...

February 3, 2017

Each year from December through March a remarkable event takes place. North Atlantic right whales migrate to the warm, calm coastal waters of the southeast Atlantic coast to give birth and nurse their calves. Then in the spring  they head back north to feeding grounds...

February 3, 2017

Until 1928 Ernest Hemingway was a writer who loved fresh water fishing. In high school he wrote for the school newspaper and the yearbook. His fishing experiences were from summers spent in the lake area of northern Michigan. He fished for anything that swam in the lak...

February 3, 2017

One thought runs common in the words of most clammers who worked the bays of Long Island’s south shore in its heyday. “I wish I could have lived and supported my family off the bay”. But unfortunately, as the late seventies dawned, most realized that dreams of making a...

February 3, 2017

Here’s how the story goes.  In the dead of winter, two duck hunters and their trusty hunting dog drive their brand new Range Rover out on to the ice of (choose:  [a] Moriches Bay, [b] Shinnecock Bay, [c] Great South Bay, [d] Narrow Bay, [e] body of water of your choice...

February 3, 2017

Mountain peaks, church steeples or any other prominent point, easily visible from navigable waters, often guided sailors entering a harbor before the introduction of beacons. As a long-time power-boater, I’ve often kept an eye out for land-based structures while naviga...

February 3, 2017

In the previous issue, I started to examine a controversial element of boating accident law known as limitation of liability. Let’s pick up where we left off. We saw how the wrongdoer in a boating accident could possibly succeed in paying no more than the post-accident...

February 3, 2017

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the s...

February 3, 2017

1. Did you know that oysters are invertebrate sea creatures, which means they don’t have a backbone? 

2. Did you know that oysters are also bivalves; they have two shells, joined by a hinge and they live inside these shells for almost all of their life?

3. Did you know t...

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