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Long Island Boating World

The Return of the Whales!

From the Jersey side of the New York Bight, along the Long Island Coast, Montauk Point, the shores of Block, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and into the Sound, as every year goes by, we have been privileged to see the resurgence of ocean mammals. This…

USS Sequoia

Imagine if the highly polished mahogany cabin walls of the Presidential yacht Sequoia could talk what they could say of the private conversations of some eight American presidents with powerful leaders from around the world for the period 1933 to 1977. The Presidential yacht Sequoia…

Adapting To Climate Change

According to a recent Newsday article on the effects of climate change, Long Island is becoming shorter and narrower. Up close we can see the rise in sea level on our docks as high tides become higher, roads flood on sunny days and more intense…

Eatons Neck Lighthouse

When sailing western Long Island Sound at night, a reassuring steady beacon of white light can often be spotted 17 miles out from its source. Shown from the 73-feet fieldstone tower that stands on a bluff, the lighthouse at Eatons Neck has served mariners for…

Requiem For A Boat Owner

It was some winters ago in the northeast. I was very sad. The boating season was coming to a close. All the signs were there. The days became noticeably shorter, the nights colder and the annual migration of boats from their slips to their winter…

Boating Safety Tips: Boat Handling

Handling a Powerboat … It is Better to be Safe than Sorry !!! The skills required to safely handle a powerboat go far beyond those included in boating safety courses. A proficient Skipper must keep one step ahead and take the time to fully understand…