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January 31, 2020

According to a news wire dated Nov. 11, 2019 Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor along with his "Lost52Project" team have discovered the wreck of the WWII USN Submarine USS Grayback SS-208 in Japanese waters. The US Navy has officially verified the...

January 31, 2020

There comes a time in every devoted boater's life when you have to consider making some changes. You feel it in your bones. It hangs over you like an impenetrable fog at the mile buoy on the outside.  After waiting it out and nothing is changing, you resort to your gut...

January 31, 2020

Clams have always been one of the most dependable resources our bays on Long Island and New Jersey have provided. American Indians clammed before we came on the Mayflower. After eating the clams, they used the dark part of the shells as their currency. Once the overfis...

January 31, 2020

For my fourth annual “What Boaters Do in the Winter” story we let another captain do the driving.
I love the warm weather, blue seas, local aged rum and beautiful Caribbean beaches. I have been to my share of pretty islands and enjoyed the five-star hotels sitting on t...

January 31, 2020

There comes a time in every fiberglass boat’s life when waxing, polishing and compounding no longer do the job. The gel coat has faded to the point of no return or is chipped and crazed. In any case, it is decision time. Is the boat worth investing some time and effort...

January 31, 2020

We have learned it was the Romans and their pleasure barges that made the most of the potential for fun afloat. Man had come a long way from Neanderthals floating astride logs and slurping down happy tree sap, while trying to entice the Beast-Women into shedding their...

January 31, 2020

There was a time when at any harbor the only sounds you really heard where the chirp of seagulls and the tap of lines beaten by the wind against masts. The occasional foghorn and clanging bell buoy added to maritime music. Then along came the gasoline engine with new s...

January 31, 2020

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 31, 2020

It is a rainy grey day here, the first week of 2020. I am listening to some SRV and looking forward to the new boating season. This coming season will be a new experience for us as we split boating time between Long Island and Lake Ontario, and maybe extend the season...

January 31, 2020

Should you venture out at night on a coastal beach, from Block Island to Florida, you might be greeted by a GHOST, a 2-inch wide critter with periscope-like eyes that can swivel 3600.The sideways-running creature, a ghost crab, sprints tippy-toe across the sand with it...

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