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Nassau Point

Nassau Point

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When you simply want to drop anchor and hang out on the boat, Nassau Point is a great lazy day spot. Just south of Cutchogue, this area is generally calm; enter this anchorage from Little Peconic Bay. The area has been settled since the mid-1600s, and Nassau Point today is home to both year-round and […]

Sand City

Sand City

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

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This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

AcQua

AcQua

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The location along Merrick Bay is cool, the restaurant’s indoor and waterside décor is comfortable, and its service staff is agreeable but not intrusive. Yet there’s not a single indication that anyone working in the kitchen at AcQua is laid back — you know from your first bite that the focus is on the […]

PeraBell Food Bar East

PeraBell Food Bar East

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  A new dock and dine restaurant is located a hop, skip, and a jump from the Riverhead town dock. The rear entrance to PeraBell East sports an outdoor patio bar and tables to enjoy drinks and delicious fare; if climbing stairs to the patio deck isn’t feasible, the restaurant’s Main Street entrance is a […]

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There are incandescent songs such as You Light Up My Life sung by Debby Boone, Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson, Ray Of Light by Madonna, and Heartlight by Neil Diamond. Then there’s the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, glowingly sung by participating boaters who want to keep the Huntington Lighthouse burning brightly. This fun and fundraising […]

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the water or along the shore, you won’t want to miss the lights and sights of the Connetquot River Boat Parade. On Saturday, November 28, festively lit and decorated boats start at the View restaurant at 5:30 pm and proceed to the Snapper Inn (and then back again). As much fun as it to […]

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ho-ho-holiday cheer commences as the 22nd Christmas Holiday Boat Parade heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 22. This traditional event actually starts the day before with voting for the best decorated boats on Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. There are two locations in Patchogue to view the parade, which begins […]

Northport’s Cow Harbor Weekend

Northport’s Cow Harbor Weekend

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

During the weekend of September 19 through 20, Northport gives a nod to its past in a most enjoyable way. Back when cows may have grazed alongside the harbor, the area was known as “The Great Cow Harbor,” and so the weekend’s celebrations take on the name. On Saturday, September 19 the annual Cow Harbor […]

Stars and Stripes Fall Festival

Stars and Stripes Fall Festival

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If it’s September, it’s time for the annual Stars and Stripes Fall Festival in East Rockaway! This year all the fun takes place Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. The festival is filled with entertaining activities for everyone. Situated next to the Talfor Boat Basin, the festival will feature music, food, carnival rides, clowns, […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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. The sounds of music fill the air during the Fifth Annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. The festival covers a wide range of musical styles including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, Americana, rock, and pop.  Local and national performers are featured throughout the weekend at events requiring […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

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. Sea lovers, fun seekers, shoppers, and history buffs will all enjoy the 25th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. Hosted by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, this festival celebrates the East End’s nautical past while also sharing nautical arts and crafts, displays of classic wooden […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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Taking your boat to a harbor near a farmers market is a short, relaxing trip.  Each market is unique, with offerings subject to season and weather. So boat over to the market week after week to see what’s new and tasty! Thursdays  Montauk Inlet Restaurant and Gin Beach Market parking lot End of East Lake […]

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront is a perfect spot to dock and dine while enjoying boating on the Great South Bay.  It is located right down the street from Sandspit Park Beach and Marina. The restaurant is more appropriately described as a bar and grill. The dining room has a nice view of the canal and is […]

Tips to Protect Boating Dogs

Tips to Protect Boating Dogs

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US Open

US Open

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. How much fun is attending the US Open at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center?  If you’re a boater who would like to answer, “It’s aces of fun,” but faults the traffic and parking hassles, going by boat is your tiebreaker! Traveling by boat to the tournament, which takes place from Monday, August […]

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious. Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating […]

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 […]

Healing Waters: Battling Cancer Aboard

Healing Waters: Battling Cancer Aboard

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Is there any greater celebration of life than being out on the water, feeling the sun, smelling the freshness, seeing a beautiful vista, and escaping land in the company of friends and family? On the other hand, is there any greater threat to life than cancer? The questions above lead to a third: may […]

Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Once we’re out on the water, our ear-locked shoulders relax and our oxygen levels become invigorated. Yet time spent boating could become more carefree if we were confident that other vessel operators were sober. Inebriation is the chief contributing factor in boating fatalities, but public service announcements and safety-conscious articles don’t seem to get […]

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you know how to tie up your boat to a dock? Surprisingly, many skippers don’t. BoatUS says more accidents, including sinkings, hull damage to one’s vessel or a neighbor’s, and damage to marina property, happen not when you are under way but when you didn’t adequately make your boat fast to your slip prior […]

Kids Aboard

Kids Aboard

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is a family-friendly activity. While it’s exciting to spend quality time together with all family members, boating with little ones can be quite daunting.  Images of kids wailing about boredom and falling overboard flit through parents’ minds, playing out like two alternating horror movies stuck on repeat. Click off those images and watch instead […]

Aching Ears at Sea

Aching Ears at Sea

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters, we’re excited to make the best use of great summer weather and all our available free time. We think that minor health problems shouldn’t stop us from getting out on the water, and usually they don’t. However, some common ailments such as an ear infection or ache can be more serious if we […]

Liveaboard Family Raises Funds and Awareness for Veterans and Service Dogs

Liveaboard Family Raises Funds and Awareness for Veterans and Service Dogs

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

“The fact that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day is extremely disheartening,” says Miami Phillips, a veteran of the Vietnam War, from his Irwin 41 sailboat, YUME. “And of course, add to that the mess at the VA, no jobs to be had, little support from the military for broken soldiers — it is […]

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Dogs love to sunbathe during the warm summer months, lying on their backs, soaking in the sun, with their feet up in the air. Despite their furry appearance, dogs are at risk of sunburn and skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, just like humans. And just like humans, they should wear sunscreen, says veterinarian […]

Bald Eagles of Long Island

Bald Eagles of Long Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Name a Long Island shore bird besides seagulls. Did bald eagles come to mind? If not, you’re not alone, as many may never consider these raptors to be residents of Long Island. Yet bald eagles live here as well as all across the country. While we’re clearing up matters, it should be noted that […]

A Guardian of Long Island’s Water

A Guardian of Long Island’s Water

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. In February, while ice covered the state of New York, Dr. Sarah Meyland was thinking about water. As Director of the Center for Water Resource Management at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), she’s always interested in water issues, including the connection between water and energy. Dr. Meyland often gives presentations about water issues, […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently upgraded some of the electronics on the boat and started to notice voltage issues when all the equipment was turned on. Looking at the bird’s nest of wiring that I’ve been creating as I’ve added additional equipment over the past two decades, I thought the best thing to do was to remove all […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a sunny and clear June day unfolded without a discernable wind and any perceptible humidity, my mother would remark on the “absence of weather.” In other words, focus on something else, because what are you going to complain about when the skies are blue and the temperature is pleasant? My mom’s observation sums up […]

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