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Long Island Boating World

No, It’s Not the Savannah!

“Pieces of wreck washed up on the shore near The Fire Island Lighthouse cannot be from the famed wreck of the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic!”Most of you know about the first steamboat to cross the Atlantic in 1819. I won’t dawdle on…

Wreck of the “Onondaga”

The navigation markers on the Mystic River in Connecticut appear like apparitions out of the thick fog. They’re the only indication of where we’re going and where the channel is. The brightly colored screen of the chartplotter shows our position and heading. Fog has probably…

Buying the Right Boat

A boat holds more than our lunch, pillows, blankets, towels and a few lifejackets. The boat will keep us safe on the water. It reflects our style and represents the way we live. As such an important part of our recreational lives, buying the right…

CT-RI Fishing Report

As I write this, I just returned from a fishing tackle dealer show in New Jersey. While I was unable to partake in the fun, the fishing was insanely good for striped bass. Everyone I spoke with expected the bite to last well into January…

Winterizing the Boat

Over the years I have had the pleasure of having to winterize many different boat systems and engines: inboards, outboards and inboard/outboards, fresh water, salt water, sanitation and air conditioning/ heating systems. The majority of the workboats I maintained had only the engines to worry…

NJ Fishing Report

Once again, similar to 2022, 2023 was one heck of a romp on the fishing scene. Both the spring run and fall run of striped bass were of legendary status, as scores of linesiders innumerable to count were inundating the Garden State waters. No doubt,…

LI Fishing Report

Now what? I always find myself asking that question with the holidays behind us and at least three months ahead until any significant fishing in the area. There are still some opportunities for brave anglers willing to bundle up and scratch the itch for a…