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Don’t Do What We Did!

Don’t Do What We Did!

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  It is never a dull moment when the McMahon family goes to Port Jefferson. As much as we love boating there, something always occurs. Something that ends up on these pages! Pirates Cove in Port Jefferson had taken one of my family’s anchors in the past. I recounted on this page how changing tides […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I wanted to anchor just uptide of a bridge, so my friend dropped the anchor as I powered in reverse to set the hook. Using a 4:1 ratio of line to depth — we played out 40 feet of line for the 10-foot depth. A short while later, we were frantically fending off the bridge […]

Letter From The Editor

Letter From The Editor

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In my position, I receive “story pitches” from writers, inquiring as to whether I’d want them to write up their ideas for this magazine. Sometimes the pitch is very original, and other times it’s a variation on an old story told from a new angle. Though the old story/new slant might be about anchoring or […]

Nautical Courtesy

Nautical Courtesy

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I remember watching Tony Soprano on TV the first time he took his son out in his new cabin cruiser. He shot out of his slip at full throttle, submerging the “No Wake” sign in his wash while capsizing a canoeist and a kayaker. He never looked back, and I shuddered. That’s because the wake […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There are very few times onboard a boat as relaxing as being at anchor on a beautiful summer day. One such day held that promise as we left Northport at 11:00 am in our 37’ Silverton for a 20 minute ride to the anchorage area of Lloyd Harbor (along the southernmost part of the harbor just west of the lighthouse).

Let’s Go Cruising!

Let’s Go Cruising!

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There is nothing better than to pull out of your dock on a hot summer day and head to a nearby cove or beach only to throw out the anchor or raft up with good friends and relax.