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April 30, 2019

During the mid-1700’s, iron knees (angle brackets) came into use in the construction of wooden ships. Adding strength to the vessel, they were mainly employed for attaching major components such as the frames and deck beams. However, early wrought iron was quite brittl...

April 30, 2019

Far from the hustle and bustle of St Marks Square teaming with tourists eager to see the wonders of Venice, Italy, there is a quiet little canal on the eastern end of the city that leads to the entrance of what is known as the Arsenale di Venezia, (Venice Arsenal). At...

April 30, 2019

It was Friday, August 30, 1872 and the end of another idyllic summer in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The Ocean House Hotel and the other large hotels were still full of guests. The weather in the past week of August had been perfect but early that fateful morning, while t...

April 30, 2019

Last summer, Dan, my goodly neighbor on Oak Island, was taking a boatload across the lead to the parking lot dumpsters. Being short of space in his 19 ft. Carolina Skiff, I decided, without giving Dan a proper a heads up, to move from the center of the craft to sit on...

April 30, 2019

“Kindly tell Professor Tuck I’d like to go down on the Peacemaker,” the elder statesman ordered a young boy on the main deck of the tugboat Luther C. Ward. The boy quickly wove his way through the crowded decks and called upon the master of the nautical ceremonies. The...

April 30, 2019

The South Carolina coastline is rich with vast tidal areas and natural oyster reefs that along with an extended spawning season converge to produce a nurturing habitat for producing abundant clusters of succulent oysters.  As the longstanding adage states “the world is...

April 30, 2019

Leo Sherman was part of a three-man crew sailing a catamaran around the world when things got out of hand on the Indian Ocean in January of 2009.
“We'd been running in a sto
rm or chain of small storm for 1.5 days,” Sherman, an Illinois resident, recalled of his voyage...

April 30, 2019

Writing about boats, kayaks, SUPs, wetsuits and drysuits seemed to cover all but one very essential part of the connection to our watercraft – what we wear on our feet to protect them, keep them comfortable and firmly attached to our boats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboa...

April 30, 2019

If you placed someone in a small vessel off the coast of Hawaii and asked them what their most pressing safety concerns might be if something were to go wrong, a number of things could come to mind. One concern might be that ocean current could take a vessel thousands...

April 30, 2019

There are a lot of striped bass rumors going around. I have heard everything from a moratorium to banning surf fishing for striped bass. Let’s see if I can calm some of you down. I do not see in any way a moratorium being put in place. There are several reasons for tha...

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