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September 25, 2018

It’s no mystery that our Mid Atlantic and New England Coastal waters are in deep s—t!  I‘ve written about it often. From leaking sewer plants, nitrogen run off, plastic pollution, to the effects of having closed inlets into our bays.   Efforts are being made to thwart...

September 25, 2018

In the news in July were stories of the “Stretch Duck 7” that sank in a lake in Branson, Mo. The vehicle was an older duckboat, not one of the newer truck ducks, built on a larger, stronger chassis. The Boston Duck Tours have a fleet of “purpose built” truck ducks buil...

September 25, 2018

“Although there are approximately 20,000 shipwrecks in U.S. waters, we now know that most of them are unlikely to be substantial pollution threats. Using initial screening factors (age, location, construction material, propulsion type, type, and size), 573 wrecks were...

September 25, 2018

The Erie Canal is an unusual cruise destination for the northeast if you are used to boating on the ocean or sound.  There is something very different and special about taking your boat through the entire mid-section of New York State.  Here over the course of 339 mile...

September 25, 2018

 It’s surprising to me how my four-year enlistment in the USN Submarine Service has had a positive influence on my life for the successive forty-five years. I entered the Navy two years after leaving HS early having completed just tw

o months of the tenth grade. Then af...

September 25, 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...

September 25, 2018

Sometimes called the Golden Century of Yachting, the period between 1830 and 1930 produced some incredible yachts that were marvels in their beauty and extravagance. Millionaires competed with each other by displaying their wealth in their lavish yachts. But not all of...

September 25, 2018

October already. Most everyone has stored their boat for the winter except the last of the hardy sailors and the fishermen who are still out on the water catching blues, snappers and bass. It’s a nice time of year to be out fishing. The weather isn’t scorching, the air...

September 25, 2018

Going back centuries, journals of seafarers are peppered with language indicating that they knew the Earth was round.  “In the offing” meant, and means today, the waters you can see from where you are to the horizon.  “Ahoy, captain, vessel off the starboard bow!  Hull...

September 25, 2018

Since we got a late start on the boating season this year we have been making up for lost time. Repairing the elbow took longer than expected, and we have had plenty of hot days mixed with lots of rain. So we have been taking every chance we get to enjoy some quality t...

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