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Saving Summer

Saving Summer

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Summer goes by so fast! Don’t you wish that you could bottle some of it up to keep it all year? You can — we know a way that you can capture a bit of summer while you’re still having fun in the sun. Get a see-through plastic cube or jar and get ready […]

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Water, Water Everywhere!

Water, Water Everywhere!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the summer, you spend a lot of time on,in, and around the water. In case you’re curious, we’ve collected some interesting facts for you on certain of our nearby water bodies. Long Island Sound The Sound is 21 miles wide at its widest point and 113 miles long. The volume of water in Long […]

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Fun Sun Facts

Fun Sun Facts

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. We see the sun (almost) every day, and enjoy its warmth in the summer. But we bet there are some things about the sun you didn’t know — until now. What is the sun? The sun is a star. It’s the closest star to earth. Why does the sun glow? The sun is made […]

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What’s a Vessel?

What’s a Vessel?

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You probably know that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect vessels of all types, not just power boats, sail boats, and paddle boats. The USCG considers paddleboards, kiteboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. The USCG defines a vessel as a watercraft (or other […]

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Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

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Who in your family wears a life jacket while boating? I’ve met some folks who think everybody should be wearing one. Ro Woodard, Boating Safety Educator for NY State Parks, let me know that in New York State, “Children under the age of 12 must wear a securely fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket […]

Unscrambler, Life Jacket Lingo

Unscrambler, Life Jacket Lingo

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How Does Your Waterside Grow?

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When naming plants you might see while boating or running along the beach, you probably first think of the seaweed below the water’s surface and the dune grasses on the beach. Along with those abundant plants, there’s also other grasses, vegetation, reeds, and trees in and around our local waters. Trees that grow near the […]

Water Safety Smarts

Water Safety Smarts

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. Do you love to spend time out on the water? No matter how comfortable you feel out there, it is never smart to head out on a boat without knowing how to swim. We don’t want to scare anybody enough to stay inside, but many childhood deaths are due to drowning. The majority of […]

Protectors of Our Waters

Protectors of Our Waters

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Kids Gifts

Kids Gifts

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Where do the Spookiest Sea Monsters Live?

Where do the Spookiest Sea Monsters Live?

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The Language of Boating

The Language of Boating

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Junior Captains Make Boating Better

Junior Captains Make Boating Better

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One of the best parts of being a kid is having fun while adults are working. However, when the family goes boating, everyone has responsibilities. The tasks aren’t hard, we promise, and they won’t stop you from having an enjoyable day. Since safer boaters are happier boaters, you’ll be very glad when you follow our […]

Onyx to the Rescue!

Onyx to the Rescue!

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Did you ever read a book and applaud at the end? I did! The name of the book that prompted me to clap is The Adventures of Onyx and The Guardians of the Straits by Tyler Benson (illustrations by David Geister). On a rainy night, a homeless dog needs shelter and finds a warm, dry […]

A Whale Named Kadee

A Whale Named Kadee

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. Imagine having your own whale, which you could follow through the eyes of marine biologists! Are you wondering if that is possible? It can be done by adopting a whale from one of many exceptional organizations that track whales, protect them from slaughter, and preserve the oceans and ecosystems where they live. I love […]

That’s Not Noise!

That’s Not Noise!

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Keep Your Ears Open for Boating Signals Boaters need to be alert at all times. That means doing more than keeping our eyes open and looking everywhere.  When traveling over the water, boaters need to listen and react to the sounds from other boats. Like turn indicators and the horn on a car, sound signals […]

Unscrambler, Name That Whale!

Unscrambler, Name That Whale!

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Thar She Blows, A Whale Story

Thar She Blows, A Whale Story

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Telling tales is fun for writers, which is why books with great stories stay in your heart and mind even when you are done reading them. Whale legends have lived on through the pages of many books. Moby Dick, a classic book by Herman Melville, was inspired by a real sperm whale named Mocha Dick, […]

Stand-up Paddle Boarding Safety

Stand-up Paddle Boarding Safety

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Though stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) looks enjoyable and easy, this activity is just like any other water sport. That means that there are safety precautions to take, and rules to observe, before—and during— the fun.

Gifts for All Members of the Family

Gifts for All Members of the Family

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Joyful Tidings! Adopt a Sea Creature like a seal, sea turtle, or whale and help the Riverhead Foundation provide assistance and care to over 150 marine mammals and sea turtles each year. $30.00 for adoption certificate; $40.00 includes stuffed animal.  www.riverheadfoundation.org . . Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones by Karen Bonnet is an exciting […]

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What Other Words are in HOLIDAY? Unscramble the words below: 1. HOAY________________ 2. DYA________________ 3. AIHL________________ 4. AID________________ 5. ODLA________________ 6. AYDIL________________ 7. LOD________________ 8. DLYA________________ 9. ILOY________________ Scroll down to view the answers . . . . .. . ANSWER KEY: 1. HOAY is AHOY 2. DYA is DAY 3. AIHL is HAIL 4. […]

Name That Waterway!

Name That Waterway!

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In Romeo & Juliet, the heroine famously asks, “What’s in a name?” When it comes to what we call the bodies of water that make up so much of our earth, we could ask the same thing. Ocean, sea, river, lake, brook, sound, inlet, cove, stream, channel, pond, strait, harbor, bay, creek, estuary, lagoon, and […]

Unscrambler:  Name That Beach!

Unscrambler: Name That Beach!

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No Jelly, No Fish Here!

No Jelly, No Fish Here!

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Did you know that a jellyfish isn’t really a fish? How about that jellyfish have been around since before the dinosaurs? And did you realize that jellyfish don’t have brains? This means that you are much smarter than they are, and after you read this article, you will be even smarter! Jellyfish live in all […]

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Boating Safely: It’s a Responsibility, It’s a Lifestyle

Boating Safely: It’s a Responsibility, It’s a Lifestyle

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There’s nothing better than a little R&R with family and friends, but it’s important to add a third R, for responsible boating. That includes wearing a life jacket, being alert and aware while on or near the water, and obeying navigation rules. According to the most recent U.S. Coast Guard report, New York had the […]

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