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A Brief History of Whaling

A Brief History of Whaling …The commercial whaling fishery in the United States is thought to have started in the 1650s when a series of contracts were established between Long Island residents and the Shinnecock Indians … Further North, the Wampanoag Tribesmen are thought to…

Famous Ships – Part II

Famous Ships – Part 2 … The Stories They Tell … 1, The Lusitania … This British ocean liner was the world’s largest passenger ship for a brief time when it launched in 1906. She was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. That bold…

Famous Ships – Part I

Famous Ships – Part 1 … The Stories They Tell … 1, The Santa Maria … This ship was the largest of Christopher Columbuses’ 3 ships. It was the flagship for his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 …The Niña and Pinta were support…

Boating Safety Tips

The History of the Ship’s Compass … A compass is a device that indicates direction. It is one of the most important instruments used for navigation on land, over the seas, and in the atmosphere. Ironically, even though it all happened centuries ago, the name…

Boating Safety Tips

Meteorology and Oceanography … Understanding changes in the Weather … In the North Atlantic boaters will encounter winds between the latitudes of 5 degrees and 30 degrees. These winds are the Trade Winds … They were named during the age of sailing by the crews…

Boating Safety Tips

Piloting a Speedboat … Ready, Set, Go … But not too Fast !!! … Thinking back to 2020 when the pandemic reared its ugly head, not many people thought it would lead to an economic boom time for boat sales. In part, this was driven…

Boating Safety Tips

Understanding the different types of clouds … What do they tell us … What can we learn?Meteorologists study the weather. To do this they use sophisticated instruments, but experienced mariners can predict the weather just by observing the clouds. This boating safety tip will help…

Boating Safety Tips

Piloting a Speedboat … Ready, Set, Go … But not too Fast !!! … Thinking back to 2020 when the pandemic reared its ugly head, not many people thought it would lead to an economic boom time for boat sales. In part, this was driven…

Boating Safety Tips

Preventative Maintenance for Boats … Keeping your boat Ship-Shape and in good mechanical working order maintains the value of your investment. Personally, I often wonder why some owners allow their vessels to lose value due to poor maintenance. Properly maintaining your boat is a full-time…

Boating Safety Tips – Boat Handling

Engine Operations and Propulsion … Regardless of their size, your boat’s engines are part of a complex operational system that propels your vessel, and helps the Skipper navigate his or her boat through all types of water and weather conditions. This boating safety tip will…