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May 30, 2018

More than most military forces members submariners share a distinct bond that spans the decades long after their service together has finished. So, besides reunions being pleasurable and exciting events they’re also poignant experiences and allow us the opportunity to...

May 30, 2018

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...

May 30, 2018

The Fourth of July falls on Wednesday in 2018. Accuweather is predicting a dry and not-unduly-warm July, weather.com is calling for an average July (80-degree temps, and dry) and  my fav - darksky.net is predicting mid-70s and clear for the Fourth. I guess we’ll find o...

May 30, 2018

Many years ago, while crossing Great South Bay near Islip, I spied beautiful unfamiliar sails on the horizon. I headed east to investigate.   I approached a vessel under sail named Priscilla.  I had seen her dry docked for many years at Long Island Maritime Museum.  Ju...

In the spring of 1949, the Long Island Forum published an article by James W. Worth with the assistance of his father George Lafayette Worth about his grandfather Captain James Morton Worth.   The article tells the story of a young man in his own words going to sea at...

May 30, 2018

When cruising the East End with your family a destination not to miss would be the town of Riverhead.  Making Riverhead a port of call can keep your crew happy and busy for two or more days depending on your tastes.  Here you can visit the marine life at Long Island Aq...

May 30, 2018

Sailing out of Long Island Sound, Execution Rock and Sands Point Light disappear out of sight as you enter New York’s East River.  A little farther down river, on your port side, stands LaGuardia Airport and the city’s notorious prison complex, Rikers Island. On the st...

May 30, 2018

As we hit June running in full swing for the summer, there’s a lot of business Jersey anglers should be on top of for the month. First off, blackfish season is closed. Second, fluke season opened on May 25 and extends to September 22 with an 18-inch minimum size at 3 f...

As soon as I realized there was a group in my school that called themselves Bay Rats, I wanted to be part of that water oriented pack that lived on the water. They could swim in the canals behind their houses after school and keep a boat of their own at the dock. It wa...

What are the wild waves saying
  Sister, the whole day long;
That ever amid our playing,

 I hear but their low lone song.
-Joseph Edwards Carpenter

 
Our world is flush with waves. Light, sound, infrared, radio, T.V., cell, Wi-Fi, satellite, radars, microwaves, garage d...

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