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June 26, 2018

The Staten Island Ferry is one of the only remaining vestiges of a comprehensive ferry system in New York City that once transported people between Manhattan Island and its future boroughs long before any bridges or tunnels were constructed.
Over on Staten Island, the...

June 26, 2018

Harbinger of the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War

Looking out from Culloden Point, Montauk, in 10 ft of water, lies the wreck of ‘’Culloden”. The name fascinates me.  I am a fan of “Bonnie” Prince Charlie. This Jacobean pretender to England’s crown and h...

June 26, 2018

Port Jefferson being “Exit Six” of our annual Exit stories off the Long Island Sound is located about 15 miles east of Huntington Bay and 26 miles west of Mattituck inlet.  It is near the center of the Long Island’s north shore and offers easy cruising from much of Con...

June 26, 2018

Making a Swim Platform and Replacing a Trim Tab Actuator

Nobody asked, but I’m going to tell you anyway.
Here are two fairly simple projects. One was necessitated by a trim tab that crapped out, the other by a swim platform that was in falling-apart-to-unsightly-to-un...

June 26, 2018

Hurricane season is in gear.  This column is about rip tides, rip currents and undertows – which are what distant storms leave us.  Lest one of us comes to grief…


Undertow v Rip Tide v Rip Currents
Anybody that has ever been to a beach understands undertow.  It is...

June 26, 2018

One cannot but marvel at the ingenuity of man in his or her search for better more efficient ways to provide food for themselves and their families.  One of the greatest examples of this ingenuity is the pound net. No one is quite sure exactly who first figured out thi...

June 26, 2018

It’s time to celebrate our Red, White and Blue. Vacations and long weekends at sea call for lots of food to be on board unless you plan to eat out a lot. It’s fun when traveling to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner but breakfast is a time to laze and plan for th...

June 26, 2018

With all our modern scientific instrumentation, high speed computer models and informational sources used in forecasting and disseminating just what the weather will bring, you shouldn’t overlook the inherent guidance of good-old traditional weather proverbs.


Since Ant...

June 26, 2018

A trip to the Jersey Shore isn’t complete without spending at least part of a day exploring and experiencing the Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum. Located thirty minutes north of Atlantic City and fifteen minutes south of Long Beach Island, it’s time well spent abso...

June 26, 2018

Marina and slip fees still seem to be rising. In many areas slips are in short supply and there are waiting lists, sometimes years long. That has some boaters looking longingly at the idea of their own private mooring. How hard can it be, they reason? Drop a block of c...

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