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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

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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 […]

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings

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  When you think of waterside restaurants a sports bar may not be the first place that comes to mind, but if it’s Hurricane Grill & Wings on the Neguntatogue Creek, think again. This eatery combines the best of a classic sports bar with a casual dock and dine restaurant. When the weather is fine […]

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 […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: New Yorkers and the American people have made great strides toward eradicating the selfish scourge of drunk driving from our society. The numbers of needless deaths decline year after year and the legal penalties are stiffer than ever for those who choose to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs. Yet, those […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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From where I sit, March has a serious identity crisis. The calendar may designate this month’s waning days as the beginning of spring, but when I set foot outside I’m immediately tempted to spring back inside to escape the cold. Don’t be so fast to disparage March, astronomers would say. They know the earth is […]

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

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. Created as a way to mimic the natural water retention areas that existed before an area was developed, raingardens have grown in size and popularity over the last decade, expanding to both residential use as well as in the commercial building industry. Rusty Schmidt, co-author of The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens, is a […]

Fun Boating-Themed Food

Fun Boating-Themed Food

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.       Your family’s boating adventures need not be confined to the water. With a little creativity, you can keep kids entertained and well-fed with a fun selection of snacks and entrées prepared with a boating theme. I’ve fed these nautical nibbles to my own picky toddler and I’m happy to share these […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

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                                                        Answers: RTUETL is TURTLE CIODRCOEL is CROCODILE DLHNIPO is DOLPHIN OERTT is OTTER TAAEMEN is MANATEE TNSYGAIR is STINGRAY ILSYJFELH is JELLYFISH RTOELSB is LOBSTER  

Attractive Hands within Reach

Attractive Hands within Reach

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.         Hands are one of the places on the body that show aging and wear and tear because they tend to be uncovered. If yours are rough and sun-speckled from time outdoors, use the offseason to recuperate and rejuvenate. Dr. Dana Stern, a New York-based dermatologist specializing in hands and nails, […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

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  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 […]

Critter Questions

Critter Questions

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Have you thought about shaking hands with an octopus and why a penguin looks so clean? Author Wendy Rydell thinks about things like that! An octopus? I’d rather not meet him Because I don’t know how to greet him. You should shake hands to be polite But with an octopus that could take all night. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Though spring boat prep is in the future, the present is the perfect time to shop boat shows and marine supply stores sales. Consult the list you made last fall for replacements and improvements and add those items to supplies needed to get your boat in shape for the season such as oil, filters, antifreeze, […]

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 […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

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Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers. This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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It was a warm and sunny August day with 10 to 12 knot winds out of the southeast. The day was made better because our daughters Christin and Annie were visiting my wife Suzy and me. Christin’s college roommate, Alex, and Annie’s fiancé, Matt, were also along for a boat ride. The six of us […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

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One of the most protected bodies of water by Oyster Bay, West Harbor is in the northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, to the west side of Centre Island. This is a wide open area where you can drop anchor, hang out, ooh and ahh at the large homes and mega yachts you see, and take a […]

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

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. When snow falls and canvasses Long Island’s suburbia, our hurried roads seem momentarily tranquil. In those fleeting moments, the chaos is muted, and neighborhoods bask in the relative silence. Thereafter, the snowfall becomes an almost tragically different story of filth and inconvenience — that snow that was so peaceful becomes a burden to drivers […]

Hemlock Cove

Hemlock Cove

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Ask South Shore boaters to name a low-key place to relax on the hook, and quite often they’ll share how much they love Hemlock Cove. Hemlock Cove is located along the State Boat Channel opposite Gilgo State Park. Most of the cove is deep, but check the depth as you get closer to land.  The […]

When It’s Time to Quit

When It’s Time to Quit

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Boating may be your passion, but do you know when to call it quits? I’m not talking about canceling an afternoon’s outing because of nasty weather — I’m referring to gradual changes in physical and mental capacity that pose challenges. If not acknowledged and addressed, these challenges may endanger the safety of the captain, the […]

Summer Snapshots

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Readers Share Summer Photos

A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

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. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Marli Ross didn’t dream of visiting Long Island on a millionaire’s private yacht. Yet that’s what she accomplished last summer. Ross grew up with a keen sense of adventure and the water. “You could always find me near the water. I used to go wakeboarding and […]

A Frosty Fire Island

A Frosty Fire Island

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The rising sun casts a warm glow across the cold, quiet beach, revealing a landscape at once foreign and familiar. Sand is firm underfoot, refusing footprints at its frozen surface, and the quiet roar of the wind brings with it an unwelcome bite. Only at the water’s edge is the briny smell of the ocean […]

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

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. Todd Brice grew up in Amityville enjoying life on the water, as did his parents and his grandparents. When he and Ana married, it was a given that they would raise their family in this waterside town. Life in Amityville is water-centric for many. “There are boathouses on the bay. People use the bay […]

Step-By-Step Boat Show Shopping

Step-By-Step Boat Show Shopping

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re planning to buy a boat during a show, it’s important to be knowledgeable and prepared. A boat is a large investment and shouldn’t be an impulse buy, so we help you organize and not overlook any important steps. Before the Show Determine what you need. Everyone’s essentials for a new boat differ. If […]

A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

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The words “walk” and “sun” in the same phrase likely conjure up images of strolling during warm weather while enjoying balmy breezes. Yet for me, the opposite is true, as the walks I most enjoy are on a desolate beach as an intense winter or early spring sun warms me and a brisk northwest wind brings […]

Gathering despite the Cold

Gathering despite the Cold

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. While waiting for the days to grow longer and the weather to warm up, boaters gather in living rooms, clubhouses, boathouses, and the occasional bar for group activities. These events help them stay in touch and get through icy days, while strengthening bonds formed on the water. As a new boater who’s looking forward […]

Read It Before You Sign It

Read It Before You Sign It

February 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Your boat needs a summer home, and you’ve found a great spot. However, before the boatyard or marina welcomes you in, you’re presented with a contract to sign. You figure it’s just standard language that’s not worth reading. Please think again. You may not be familiar with the concepts of risk shifting, subrogation, limited liability, […]

Smuggler Jack’s

Smuggler Jack’s

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking Long Island’s south shore, Smuggler Jack’s is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The restaurant has 14 boat slips located just steps from an outdoor patio, which is heated for those who love al fresco dining, no matter the outside temperature. Seated on the patio, enjoying the ambiance, and drinking in the view, […]

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