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February 26, 2019

"The bride at every wedding”!
 “Speak softly but carry a big stick”!  Words of wisdom from a President of the United States, who spoke with a booming voice, had opinions about everything and refused to back down from a fight. His daughter, Alice, claimed that he “Wante...

February 26, 2019

You would think that choosing something powered by the paddle you wield would be a snap, eh? Well, kayaks like power and sail boats, have as many different types, uses and materials as their sail and motor-powered brethren. It all comes down to what you expect, what yo...

February 26, 2019

The recent Progressive New York Boat Show was held from January 23 to 27, 2019 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center at 655 W. 34th Street.  It targeted the recreational boat buyers, who want the opportunity to compare brands and features while shopping for boat show o...

February 26, 2019

Hopes for saving the famed ocean liner SS United States have been buoyed by an agreement between its nonprofit owner and a major Long Island development firm that has agreed to try to formulate a plan for reuse of the mothballed vessel.
Uniondale-based developer RXR Re...

February 26, 2019

Octopuses are getting so trendy I counted seven different styles of octopus dog toys at the local Petco last week. In catalogs you’ll find even more different brands and styles of dog toys plus octopus paperweights, picture frames, door stops, doorknockers, chandeliers...

February 26, 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...

February 26, 2019

Work on my boat continues into the winter and will continue into the spring. I guess there is always something to do on any boat, especially a twenty year old boat. The fiberglass portion of the bow repair is done and for now, the boat is waiting for a sea trial with g...

February 26, 2019

Many people would probably view the theft of a boat as a fairly uncommon occurrence. Even if the perpetrators had skills worthy of a world-class jewel thief, what would they do with a boat after a heist? A stolen boat isn’t something that’s easily hidden curbside or in...

February 26, 2019

As I write this, I am watching that last big football game of the season. As you know I will mourn when the NFL season officially ends. What a cold, cold winter it’s been, but our New York and Pennsylvania ground hogs didn’t see their shadow, so are we are closer to sp...

February 26, 2019

Many of us have heard of satellite systems hailing the USCG when a boater pulls the (chord, pin, string, wire – pick one).  A signal goes up from the boater’s device to a satellite (in the old days it went up to planes that were, hopefully, flying by) and down to the C...

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