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Nuestra Senora De Las Maravillas

Loaded with treasure in the form of gold and silver coins, five foot six inch, a gold chain, jewels and a silver sword hilt belonging to the soldier Don Martin de Aranda end y Gusman. There was pottery, iron rings, pins, exotic Chinese plates, Mexican…

Tales from the Silent Service

The Russian Belgorod (K-329) Oscar II Class Submarine On June 25, 2021, the Russian Navy began sea trials of its new Belgorod K-329 submarine. And, while the development of this submarine has essentially remained secretive it is known that notably, it’s the largest submarine developed…

Cruising to Watch Hill, RI

Watch Hill, RI is a laid-back, small upscale beach and boating community that should be on your port of call list when cruising the region. Located on the southwest tip of the state, it is surrounded by water on three sides. This includes the Atlantic…

One-Way Ticket To Hell

On the night of February 11, 1907, only two miles off Watch Hill, the wooden paddlewheel steamship Larchmont, on the New York/Providence run, and the lumber schooner, the Harry P. Knowlton collided. As many as 150 people perished that night. The exact figure is not…

BoatUS Captain Mitch Kramer

What do you call a man with serious interests in growing kelp, cleaning up beaches and the surrounding waters and partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Stony Brook University, Adelphi University, the Town of Oyster Bay, Lazy Point Farms and Friends of the Bay? You’d call…

On The Water

So far, after all the work I have done on the boat, it’s been a very good summer on the boat. Swimming and cruising on the bay have been an uneventful and pleasant experience. I have only had to make a couple of adjustments on…

The Sailaway Gourmet

Here we are again nearing the end of summer. Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather through October. Due to a deployment and some health challenges, I wasn’t working out on the water this season but am hoping to get out a couple of times before…