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A Sailor Named “Beamish”

The name “Beamish” originated in the County Durham on coastal North West Britain (but the Irish claim it as their own). End of the summer, 1967, I was studying art at St. Johns University. I grew up in Rosedale with miles of wetlands, which we…

Traghetto

The gondola is synonymous with Venice and its ancient churches, great museums, grand palazzos, and intricate canals. It conjures up images of romantic couples nestled on the elaborately decorated couches in shinny black gondolas decorated with shimmering brass while echoes of singing gondoliers reverberate off…

Long Island Sound Hybrid Catamaran

For the past year, First Harvest Navigation of Norwalk, Connecticut has been using its hybrid-powered vessel to transport supplies between its four-year-old Harbor Harvest food market in East Norwalk and a new one of the same name that it opened on the waterfront in Huntington…

Hooked on Fishing

Working at jobs we see as rewarding and fulfilling never happens for some of us. We can go through several careers and jobs before some of us find the right path. The really lucky among us see their opportunities early on and focus on making…