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Tides Restaurant & Pub

Tides Restaurant & Pub

February 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Nahant is a small resort community located on a peninsula fourteen miles north of Boston, surrounded by the Atlantic on three sides. Nestled on a beach in picturesque Nahant, Tides Restaurant and Pub offers guests a diverse, nautical-inspired menu. It’s the perfect location to enjoy freshly caught seafood, a wide array of cocktails, and […]

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Suffolk County, New York’s hundreds of miles of open water, coves, bays, and beaches attract numerous pleasure boaters. Keeping them safe is the mission of the 70-person Suffolk County Marine Bureau. The Marine Bureau is a permanent year-round unit of the Suffolk County Police Department, patrolling the waters of the Long Island Sound, the Great […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With the navigation lights reflecting off the glassy dark water, three of us left East Rockaway Inlet at 4:30 am on my 25-foot Aquasport. My girlfriend Robin, my friend Ed, and I were headed to a favorite spot off the New Jersey coastline.We were soon greeted by a crimson sunrise, prompting Ed to recite the […]

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 […]

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

The Deal with Seals

The Deal with Seals

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. One brisk morning, the western end of Westhampton Island appeared deserted, except for a handful of hardy hikers at Cupsogue Beach County Park. The expanse of windswept dunes, gnarled pitch pines, and exposed beach was less than hospitable for most humans, but it served as a sandy Shangri-La for local seals. Every year, four […]

Creating Art at Water’s Edge

Creating Art at Water’s Edge

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Heidi Lechner, one of Long Island’s talented artists, has been creating art in one form or another for nearly her entire life. Just as water surrounds Long Island, water also plays a large role in the visual arts produced by this Centereach native.  Inspired by the diverse beauty and vast seascapes of Long Island, […]

A Reason to Race

A Reason to Race

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. What would tempt two people to row 2,900 miles across the Atlantic Ocean? Two friends from Britain planning the row have a compelling answer—they are doing it to raise funds for the charities that supported their friend before cancer claimed her life. Hannah Lawton and Jessie VanBeck rowed with Eleanor Rose Ellis in a […]

Boating While Pregnant

Boating While Pregnant

A woman should not boat while pregnant if she has been, “previously advised to restrict her activity. But if she is experiencing a healthy, normal pregnancy, I feel it is perfectly safe to be on a pleasure cruise.”

Studying the Sea

Studying the Sea

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two words dominate in many high school seniors’ minds: college and career. With thousands of schools to choose from, the possibilities seem endless. Once past the more immediate questions of “Would I prefer a big or small college?” and “Should I go away to school or stay home?” every college applicant will consider the long-term […]

A Dog Named “Brig”

A Dog Named “Brig”

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The U. S. Coast Guard Station Fire Island is located off Long Island’s south shore, on a barrier beach. The Fire Island crew protects 25 nautical miles of the Great South Bay, from the Amityville Cut to the Smith Point bridge and offshore into the Atlantic Ocean. The station’s crew conducts law enforcement patrols, search and rescue operations, and provides security on area ferries. Originally part of the U.S. Life Saving Service, which aided stranded and shipwrecked mariners and passengers until 1915, today’s crew, including active duty, reserve and auxiliary personnel, continues the tradition.

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire Island National Seashore is a great place for the entire family to explore barrier island habitats and spot wildlife.

Surf’s Up for Special Surfers

Surf’s Up for Special Surfers

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

. A  group of surfers, sitting on their boards in Long Beach, were waiting for one perfect ocean wave. With long brown hair, a slender build, and a look of excited concentration on his face, Max was one of the eager surfers. He paddled towards shore until the time was right. Chasing the wave, Max […]

Long Island Real Estate Guide (Click on the map to view)

Long Island Real Estate Guide (Click on the map to view)

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Signature Premier Property 99 Main Street Cold Spring Harbor 631-812- 4550 www.luckytolivehere.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickey and Smith Realtors 1091 Route 25A Stony Brook, NY  11790 631-751-4488 Linda Hickey www.hickeysmithrealtors.com . […]

Float Plan:  Don’t Leave Port Without It!

Float Plan: Don’t Leave Port Without It!

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine that you’ve decided to take your vessel out solo one day.You board your sailboat, cruiser, kayak or PFD and head to a familiar spot, when all of a sudden the fog rolls in, leaving you disoriented. Your cell phone is not getting any reception and you failed to include a VHF radio in with […]

Summer Without End

November 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer Without End
Sarah Ince

Boating While Pregnant

Boating While Pregnant

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating While Pregnant
You are pregnant and beaming, trying to take the best care of yourself and your growing baby. Suddenly activities you used to enjoy become questionable, like riding a bike or taking an aerobics class. But what about going out on a boat? Is a recreational boat ride safe for our little package?