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August 24, 2017

To call it the biggest and best aircraft carrier ever built would be, at the very least, a gross understatement. The USS Gerald R. Ford is more than an incredible fighting machine. She is to 21st century naval warfare what the Monitor was to 19th century naval warfare.
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August 24, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26th demolition crews began the task of scrapping the historic steam powered ferry boat Binghamton 112 years after it first ferried passengers across the Hudson River and a decade after she served her last customers and closed her doors as a local la...

August 24, 2017

When you are out and about boating or hiking near a river, lake, bay cove or flat ocean you may be graced with the sight of a sea plane or sea boat landing. It is inspiring to see them swoop down and land on the water’s surface. At one time these beauties were commonpl...

August 24, 2017

Being on or under the aqua blue water, the spiny lobster sport season i

s one of the best parts of living or even visiting Florida.
One of the most celebrated outdoor events of the year, a two-day sport lobster season arrives in late July annually that attracts floods o...

August 24, 2017

This summer sail into maritime history on a visit to the Men Who Hunted the Whale, an exhibit at the Southampton Historical Museum. This outstandin

g exhibit features a number of local whaling captains and their crew from the South Fork.  Three of the men were Captain H...

August 24, 2017

1. Did you know that lobsters shed their shells at least once a year?  The shell is the only s way to gauge the exact age of a lobster. Although only speculation, some believe that lobsters in unfarmed areas can reach as much as 120 years in age. These areas can be as...

August 24, 2017

With his glove covered hand he knocked on the door at 416 West 146th Street. There was no answer. He shifted the box in his arms and waited. A few moments later he knocked on the door a second time. Suddenly he heard the lock on the door being released. A young woman,...

August 24, 2017

THE SUPPLY SIDE
Of course, evaluating your power consumption is only half the job when it comes to understanding your boat’s electrical capabilities and limitations. You have to know the supply side—how much power you can generate in your AC and DC systems—to get the f...

August 24, 2017

Each summer it seems like every time we meet new people, as soon as they find out that we live on a boat full time, their first question is, “Why?” Depending

on how we met, and the inflection of their voice when the question is asked, we will answer one of several ways...

August 24, 2017

The good news about two of the most popular seaside plants, Rosa rugosa (beach roses) and Prunus maritima (beach plums) is that you don’t have to live on the water to grow your own. They do very well when planted near salt water but both can be successfully grown inlan...

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