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Delaware’s Fire Control Towers

In the early morning hours of February 27, 1942, the 7,451-ton tanker R.P. Resor was running parallel to the New Jersey shoreline, en route from Texas to Fall River, Massachusetts. Under the dim light of a quarter moon, the ship’s lookout spotted the running lights…

New York Harbor’s Oyster Islands

In its early history, the tidal waters of New York Harbor were host to large areas of oyster beds. They served as an important food source for Native Americans and early colonists. Their abundance eventually prompted Dutch colonists to name the harbor’s three tiny islands,…

Can It Be A Fluke?

Its nickname “chameleon of the sea” is well deserved. Seemingly gliding gracefully across the bottom with little effort, it can change its color from brown, gray green or even darker to blend with the pattern and color of the bottom on which it lands. To…

Swept Away in the Lower Bay

In 1648, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director General of what would become the city of New York, ordered construction of the Manhattan’s first wharf; it was built on the East River. Entry into the harbor was tortuous, with its many bends and shallows. A fully…

Celestial Navigation to GPS

Even when boating close to shore, it can be difficult to relocate a favorite fishing or Scuba diving site, without a nearby marking buoy or some other point of orientation. Luckily, GPS and a good depth sounder has made it relatively easy to return to…

A Striper: The Prized Catch

By early April, autumn-bared trees have already begun to spread a new canopy along the banks of the Hudson River. As its waters warm to about 58 to 60 F, striped bass make their way upstream to spawn in the river’s freshwater. Stripers, rockfish, greenhead…