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Knot Usual Boat Names

Knot Usual Boat Names

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I’m a keen observer of boat names as we sail past or berth nearby, and I can’t help but group them together in my mind and then on the page. Last year was a season of the ladies, including Grace-Sea, Nan-Sea, Kari-Away, Mara-Time, and Joy Ride. I’m fairly positive there’s one relaxed woman who has […]

The Dory

The Dory

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As soon as you walk into The Dory, you get that same comfortable feeling as when you slip on your favorite boat shoes. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes this a welcoming spot for boaters.  Jack, the owner, most likely will greet you as you enter. The Dory has been serving locals and visitors alike since […]

Il Capuccino Restaurant

Il Capuccino Restaurant

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You just know when you enter that this place serves good, old-fashioned Italian food. It has the traditional look of raffia-covered Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and checkered tablecloths brightening up every table. The owner, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi, comes from northern Italy. He brought his recipes with him and has been serving them here […]

Feed and Grain

Feed and Grain

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re floating on a mooring in Northport Harbor or tied up to the town dock, you start wondering where to feed your hungry kids and thirsty crew. The answer is Feed and Grain, a moderately-priced, family-friendly restaurant within easy walking distance of the harbor. In nice weather, there is outdoor dining on the terrace […]

Fun with Boat Names

Fun with Boat Names

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  On one of our last cruises of the boating season, we passed Goodwives River with the smooth, rocky obstacle, Old Baldy, near its entrance. What great names! Thinking back on the boats I saw last summer, I’d say that vessels are sporting some good maritime monikers as well. Though Captain Whiskey, Captain Fantastic, and […]

Seen a Limulus Lately?

Seen a Limulus Lately?

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

What has 10 legs, blue blood, and predates the dinosaurs? No, it’s not a vampire super-hero, so let’s try another hint: You’ll find it crawling on our beaches in the summer. If you guess the creature is some kind of spider, you’re not far off.  It’s sometimes called a sea spider, but we usually refer […]

October 2014 Featured Writer

October 2014 Featured Writer

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ann Fox is a former flight attendant who wrote about traveling for a magazine in Spain. She now spends much of her free time sailing on the Sound with her husband on their 36′ Mariner, Vixen.

September 2014 Featured Writer

September 2014 Featured Writer

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ann Fox is a former flight attendant who wrote about traveling for a magazine in Spain. She now spends much of her free time sailing on the Sound with her husband on their 36′ Mariner, Vixen.

Billys by the Bay

Billys by the Bay

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com Greenport is the perfect mix of old and new. It’s one of those waterside villageswheremodern yachts berth next to old wooden ones,and chic restaurants come along but don’t displace an old-timey place like Billys by the Bay. Located in a corner of Brewer’s Yacht Yard, […]

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ann Fox is a former flight attendant who wrote about traveling for a magazine in Spain. She now spends much of her free time sailing on the Sound with her husband on their 36′ Mariner, Vixen.  

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We bought our first sailboat, a used Pearson 33, and needed to relocate it from Hampton Bays to Northport. My husband, Ron,had sailed in San Francisco Bay before moving to New York, while I had no experience other than fishing from small power boats.  So we asked a friend who was familiar with Long Island […]

Planning for a Fun Boat Trip

Planning for a Fun Boat Trip

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you been going to the same places every summer because you’re familiar with the harbor and the marina? We all do that — being on the boat is a vacation in itself, after all — but you may be missing some nice new spots. Each summer, my husband and I try to visit a […]

The Name Game

The Name Game

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While my husband and I were motoring home in our sailboat from Shelter Island, we passed through Plum Gut and I wondered if there were many other guts around (that’s gut as in narrow passage of water — we know there are lots of the other kind). Since we had hours to go until the […]

First Mate Turned Fashionista

First Mate Turned Fashionista

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You’re on your annual summer cruise with a few other boats. Someone says, “I love that outfit— it’s the one you wore in Branford,” and you glower. You know you didn’t bring enough clothes, but how can you when the hanging lockers are full of tools and extra lines? If the cruise budget is strained […]

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The old salts who first named spots along the Long Island Sound (and points east) had colorful imaginations. Look at the charts and you’ll see names such as the Dumplings, the Clumps, the Thimble Islands, Plum Gut, Execution Rock, Sow and Pigs Reef, Hens and Chickens, and Old Baldy. The virtuous Hope, Patience, and Prudence […]