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Another One In the Books

Just sitting here after another day of rain and wind, courtesy of Hurricane Ian. I feel very lucky it was not us that got hammered and very sad for the people that have had their lives turned upside down by Ian. What would you do…

Seamanship – Calling for Help – Does the USCG Hear You?

On September 28, 2022, the USCG Office of Investigations & Analysis (CG-INV) released Marine Safety Advisory 01-22 titled, “Maritime Distress Communication Devices,” which is available on their Safety Alert internet site. In it, they detail what devices the USCG is listening to in real time,…

The Sailaway Gourmet

Another holiday season is upon us, coming fast after our boating season ended. It’s the time for parties with family, friends and all the people we work with. For many of us, that means a lot of cooking.We all have our favorite foods for the…

On Living Aboard

For a couple of weeks after we took delivery of our new washing machine, all I could think about was where we were going to mount it and how. I’d helped my friend Ritchie McGill install some kitchen cabinets he’d custom built on the third…

CT/RI Fishing Report

Hopefully, this doesn’t jinx us all, but we’ve been quite lucky regarding fall storms so far this season. Aside from Hurricane Ian, which did its share of damage, as of the writing of this month’s column things have been quiet in New England. And this…

LI Fishing Report

What a great time of year to be fishing. As you probably figured out by now, I’m obsessed with striped bass. It’s not that I don’t like fluke, seabass, blackfish, or anything else that swims locally. Those bass though, when they’re on the feed and…

NJ Fishing Report

We’re coming off the heels of a fantastic October fishery, heading into what should be stellar November and December activity to finish out the year. Mid-October, a wild big blitz of cow bass from 30 to 50 pounds made its way down the coastline for…

The Superstitions of Seafarers

It’s hard to believe that in many places in the world there continues to be many superstitions and questionable beliefs accepted by mariners as fact. These superstitions, like the deadly Bermuda Triangle, continue to abound even when science offers credible evidence to allay the fear…