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Free Sailin’ with Meredith Ochs

Free Sailin’ with Meredith Ochs

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The water might not be still, but for Meredith Ochs, it does run deep. From a country DJ on a freeform station to a host on Sirius radio’s Freewheelin’ show, Ochs has charted her own course, including being a sailor in New York City. Ochs has water is her blood — Hudson River water. […]

A River Club with a Past

A River Club with a Past

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.                   At the Inwood Canoe Club (ICC), a quaint and crowded little outpost just off the top of Manhattan, there are few visible canoes. These days, it’s about the kayak. “It’s been that way since about 1997,” said Kevin McKeon, secretary of the ICC. “Things change, […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nuns in the sun drinking beer. That was why we had braved a cranky Rockaway Inlet, venturing farther west than ever before. Yes, JFK’s mighty jets loomed in the distance, but basically, it was just us and the dear sisters at this pub on the pier. It was not enough. We needed excitement. I asked […]

Sweeney’s Wake

Sweeney’s Wake

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Don claimed he had never agreed to go on a Sunday morning boat ride. In fact, he claimed to have no recollection of any conversation that involved heading out at 10:00 am after playing until 2:00 am out in Westhampton. While he was not completely awake, he was fully dressed, albeit in the western wear […]

Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Fisherman’s Wharf, only one attraction appealed to her — a little tour boat, maybe a little over 19 feet. Its only seats were benches and the two-man crew sneaked sips and tokes in the bit of a cabin in the back (stealth was not their suit). My father’s eyes rolled. As the crew listed […]