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March 2, 2017

It’s Florida’s most iconic native food.

Scores of restaurants have achieved legendary status by serving succulent stone crab claws. Sweet and tender, the meat resembles lobster in appearance and flavor, only with a richer taste. Eagerly anticipated, the annual harvest o...

March 2, 2017

There has always been a warm spot in my heart for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. First because, as I child, I revealed in hearing the tales of how great-grandpa Lawrence worked on the building of the Ironclad Monitor during the Civil War. Later on, a friend of my fathers kept...

March 2, 2017

Huddled together, the two men could do little but make light of their situation. “It could be worse,” the one man mentioned “At least it is not the dead of winter.” His companion for the day-trip turned nightmare, a writer from Southport, Connecticut named William Ball...

March 2, 2017

If you like to fluke fish I suggest you spend some time contacting your elected officials.  How does a 90 day season sound? Miserable, I agree. Along with a shortened season, the bag limits may drop to 2 fish and a keeper would also see a minimum of least a 1” increase...

March 2, 2017

My crystal ball has been on the blink for months, due in part to a miserable case of Lyme Disease that was miss diagnosed around June, so the parasitic bacteria had way too long to build up and do plenty of damage.  Hopefully not to the areas of my brain where intuitio...

March 2, 2017

You walk along a winter beach. The air is nippy with a brisk wind bearing down from the east. You like to get out in nature on days like this. The water is clear at this time of year and a hike is just the thing to drive those “cabin fever” blues away. You spy gulls sw...

March 2, 2017

Married thirty years, Lou and Eugenie Marron of Brielle, NJ and Palm Beach, shared a love of the water, an intensely competitive streak, a wicked sense of humor and a consuming interest in finding and catching giant swordfish. Uncle Lou was a successful businessman and...

March 2, 2017

During the Cold war, the typical weapons load for a U.S. Navy 637-class nuclear powered Fast Attack submarine consisted of up to twenty-five undersea weapons. These included a variety of three conventionally armed torpedoes, the WWII vintage tried and true MK-14 Mod-5...

March 2, 2017

The two and a quarter nautical miles span between Race Rock Light and the buoy marking Valiant Rock, is the open ocean gateway to Long Island Sound and its harbors. Through this waterway, with depths of up to 250+ feet, safely pass Coast Guard,  Navy, commercial and re...

March 2, 2017

Well, winter has finally arrived and it’s too cold to actually work on boats. Time to do some planning and design inside where it’s warm.

When we acquired Daydream, one of our project boats, it had no sanitation system aboard. There were two seacocks installed, one for...

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