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January 28, 2019

Although I love learning about tall ships and how they could be severely damaged in sea battles and miraculously been repaired by their ship’s carpenters, frankly, I never thought much about how they managed to work on parts of the ship under the water line. Then a few...

January 28, 2019

There is one type of boat common to every port in our ever shrinking and trading world. That vessel is the mighty yet comparatively little tugboat. Tugboats push and pull every type of vessel from gigantic ocean liners into their berths to multiple filled barges up and...

January 28, 2019

The following is Part II 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.

Execution Rocks. Built on a reef in Long Island Sound a mile north of Sands Point...

January 28, 2019

I first encountered Wither’s Swash last summer during my first extended and leisurely stroll along the beach in my new home of Myrtle Beach. As I meandered north toward the Second Avenue Pier my eyes darting in all directions to glimpse the brilliant views, I came upon...

January 28, 2019

Very recent trips to local beaches, marinas and town docks with holiday visitors from inland areas who needed a “water fix” and to be in their happy place again before heading home, were reminders of the easygoing fun and simplicity of the boating that takes us closest...

January 28, 2019

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...

January 28, 2019

When we put our boat to sleep for the winter it is not the best of days for us. We love anything that has to do with the water and count the months to boating season starting in November. For the past three winters, we have made it a goal to be on the seas for a couple...

January 28, 2019

How did we get here? The idea had started a long time ago. Use the boat to go to areas that might not be easily accessible for non-boating people. I had my Captains license, and was looking for ways to make a boat pay for itself, maybe a little more. I had a full time...

January 28, 2019

As a 26-year-old mother and wife, Martha Smith Brewer Brown of Orient made the tough decision to set sail with her husband who captained the whaleship, Lucy Ann.  Her story as a whaling wife in the mid-1800s is akin to that of many other wives who found themselves at s...

January 28, 2019

Dr. Flotsam slowly worked himself up the stairs to Sherlock Holmes’ flat on a hot sticky morning in August. He stopped to catch his breath on the landing.  "Too many of those damned cigars!"

He thought to himself. He tapped the door with his cane and walked into those f...

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