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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…

Odds and Ends

Things have been a little hectic around the home front the last couple of months. My oldest son got engaged a while ago and they decided to get married this October. So this has given my better half one more thing to think about. After…

Seamanship – An Act Of God – Just What Is It?

Any school child knows, or at least believes, a terrible storm or other natural phenomena that causes damage to your property, or, causes your property (your boat) to damage someone else’s (another boat), is an Act of God. Behind this “fact” lies protection for the…

On Living Aboard

Our intentions were to head out for a week or so at anchor, far away from COVID and all the rhetoric surrounding it. However, a letter from our insurance company informing us that our coverage would be ending soon put the kibosh on that. I…

The Sailaway Gourmet

As always, summer has sped by and for many, sadly, it’s time to store the boats away for the long winter. This is not the case for avid fishermen, be it on their boats or casting off the shoreline. And clammers are still clamming.After some…

NJ Fishing Report

In many angler opinions, you’re not going to find a finer month to fish the salt than October. Most of the “summer” fishing is gone, but what replaces it is completely and utterly electric. The Fall Run really begins to take shape and even peak…