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The Ghost Ship of Long Island

When it comes to seafaring stories, what is truth and what is a stretch of over imagination. Aye! That’s always the twist, isn’t it? I guess it lies in what you choose to believe, what you think you saw, or how many witnesses you trust.…

Ghost Fishing

Most of us have heard or read about “ghost fishing,” the trapping of fish, seals, seabirds, crustaceans, sea lions, whales, dolphins, turtles and other marine life in the accumulation of old, abandoned fishing nets, lobster, shrimp and crab pots, old, discarded rope and plastic debris…

Beautiful Swimmers In Short Supply

The Chesapeake Bay is unique and not easily compared with any other body of water. It is the largest estuary on the continent. North to south, it stretches from the calm and shallow waters of the Susquehanna Flats to the mighty rolling waves of the…

A Fluke By Any Other Name

Lying motionless on the sea floor, the partially sand-covered flatfish called “Chameleon of the Sea” changes its texture and color to further match its cover and surroundings. With its eyes peering out from its concealment, it waits for a suitable prey to swim or drift…

Splashed!

There was still a lot of work to get done before Keeper would be launched for the 2022 boating season. In the June issue of Long Island Boating World, “Go with the Flow”, I detailed how I was able to lower the port engine exhaust…

Skipper’s Corner -Maritime Manners

How many boaters have seen or been party to some difficult social interaction at sea? Answer – All of us or you haven’t been using your boat enough. Whether it’s in the marina, at the gas dock, drifting while fishing, cruising down the channel, or…

On Living Aboard

We spent a lovely, albeit chilly, weekend anchored up off Flat Hammock, a small islet off West Harbor on Fishers Island, N.Y. The Wind was blowing as well which added to the lower temperature. However we were comfortable, Patty O’, our forty two foot sedan…