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December 31, 2018

I’m eager concerning exploring the surrounding areas of my new home of Myrtle Beach and the entirety of the Palmetto State of South Carolina as well. And, one of the renowned nearby locales to visit is Murrells Inlet which is just a stone’s throw away from where I live...

December 31, 2018

Back in late 2014 and early 2015, in my Ask Capt. Gary column, I briefly mentioned that my buddy, Capt. Ed Densieski, and I, had decided to build a sail scalloper. “Why?” some of you asked. Well, we wanted to prove that catching scallops by sail was still viable — that...

December 31, 2018

Wallabout Bay
During the Revolutionary War (1775-83) our Republic lost more casualties on rotting British prison ships anchored in Wallabout Bay, New York Harbor and additional ships in Chatham, Portsmouth and
Plymouth, New England, than the 4,400 to 6,600 battle dead....

December 31, 2018

When you marry a man who lives to be challenged, you can expect a life full of surprises and adventure. When Rosemarie married Al Grover in her senior year at Syracuse University, she went back to college to finish the semester and graduate with her class. Their honeym...

December 31, 2018

The following is Part I of an excerpt from the upcoming History Press book Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History by Bill Bleyer, a longtime Long Island Boating World contributor.

The newly formed Congress of the United States deemed construction of lighthouses s...

December 31, 2018

The following inscription on a monument in a north corner of the Old Churchyard Burial Grounds, of East Hampton (known as South End Cemetery) reads, “This stone was erected by individual subscription from various places to mark the spot where with peculiar solemnity we...

December 31, 2018

A road trip to view the autumn leaves is a kind of family tradition with us. The splendor of red, yellow and golden leaves is an autumn treat we never miss. This year, while driving through familiar Virginia country, we came to a cornfield that had changed dramatically...

December 31, 2018

Last season’s regional surprise cruising destination goes to Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford is the state’s third largest city and is located near the western end of the Long Island Sound.  It is about six miles north of Oyster Bay making it an easy reach from any mari...

December 31, 2018

There’s a well-worn story floating around out there about an encounter between a large ship and a lighthouse. Supposedly, the captain of the large ship tells the lighthouse to move out of the way to avoid a collision, under the mistaken belief that the lighthouse is a...

December 31, 2018

 My Columbia 10.7 was suffering from hardening of the arteries. More specifically, hardening of the seacock. In way of explanation, Groco manufactured a style of seacock (SV Series) that featured a rubber plug in its heart.

The Groco SV series of seacocks was a unique d...

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