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November 7, 2018

Late autumn, then winter is fast upon us. The sun rises low in the southeast and sets low in the southwest. That is if the sun comes out at all and is suppressed by low threatening clouds. All the excitement of pleasure boating on our bays is eradicated accept for a fe...

November 7, 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...

November 7, 2018

 Editors Note - It is with deep sadness that we announce the recent passing of author, Terry Conway. Terry was one of our long-time popular writers whose articles have been enjoyed for many years. His articles will re-appear on occasion as a tribute to his talent as a...

November 7, 2018

Seneca Falls and Lake Seneca
The town of Seneca Falls was a highlight on our cruise. Docking here offers free hookups, showers, bathrooms and laundry machines.  Docks are easy access to key museums, boutiques and restaurants on Falls Stree. To get here leave the Erie C...

November 7, 2018

HMS Venturer (P-68) was a Second World War British submarine that sunk two German U-boats and five merchant ships during her war service. Venturer was the lead ship of the British V-class submarine and the successor to the prior U-class of British subs. She was built a...

November 7, 2018

Some of the 31’ Bertram lovers from the past are calling t

he new 35’ Bertram the “New 31’ Bertram” and you can see the lines of the new Michael Peters design bear a close family resemblance. There have been many debates in bars, boatyards and on boat forums about the f...

November 7, 2018

J.P Morgan is often credited with saying: “If you have to ask the price you can’t afford it”, when he was asked by a fellow millionaire how much a nice yacht would cost. Certainly, when you are buying the kind of yachts J.P. Morgan really enjoyed you need big bucks. Ir...

November 7, 2018

The waters around Fishers Island, New York and out to nearby Race Rock Lighthouse are littered with numerous shipwrecks. One of the deadliest occurred on Thanksgiving Day 1846 when the magnificent steamship Atlantic was driven onto the rocks to her doom. North Hill on...

November 7, 2018

Once again, it’s time for a quick look at all the strange, odd, stupid, funny — but true — aquatic-related stories we missed over the past 12 months. Enjoy.

Nothing Says Fresh Like Googly Eyes
A store in Kuwait was reportedly shut down after it was discovered that its...

November 7, 2018

The boat’s put away for the winter, on the trailer, on the hard or in the water. Nothing to do now but sit by the fire reading boating magazines and watching Captain Ron, right? Nope, the winter boating season has its own set of maintenance needs, to preserve and prote...

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