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July 19, 2017

I spotted our instructor in the parking lot.  He proudly bore all the hallmarks of a boater stuck on a strange and unfamiliar land mass (Manhattan):  Top Siders (high mileage); snap-button windbreaker (slightly newer); baseball cap (with fresh salt crust); and a justif...

The Bayles  family, of Port Jefferson (NY) was involved in caulking, and the building of barks, brigs, schooners, ships (whalers), steamers, sloops, yacht (schooners), and yacht (sloops) under five (5) names: (1.) Elisha Bayles, (2.) James M. & C. L. Bayles, (3.) James...

June 27, 2017

In an industry dominated by men for a variety of very valid reasons – the time demands, the need for physical strength, the isolation – when a woman becomes captain of a ship, it seems as if this  must be a first, but women have been ship captains going back to the 18t...

June 27, 2017

Donning scuba gear, you don’t have to descend very far below the surface of Long Island Sound to discover some of its prettiest marine animals.  In less than 20 feet, you can encounter large flower-like clusters of pink-hearted hydroids, swaying slowly back and forth i...