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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I However, as a boater, I wholeheartedly disagree with categorizing all intervals uniformly. Not all time can be alike! August zooms by at twice the pace of January even though both months have 31 days. In my world, one boating day in August feels like seven days in January. have only a rudimentary knowledge of physics; what […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you think it’s a complete coincidence that July and joy both begin and end with the same letters? I don’t think so, as July is jam-packed with joy! This month seems inexhaustible. The hustle and bustle of June is in the past, and Labor Day is so far away. I can’t see anything from […]

North Hempstead Beach Park

North Hempstead Beach Park

May 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tucked in the south part of Hempstead Harbor at Bar Beach is North Hempstead Beach Park.  Bar Beach, in the south part of the harbor, is usually a calm place to drop anchor and enjoy a relaxing day. In addition to the beach, the park has a concession stand offering food and beverages; restrooms […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  You don’t need me to tell you what month it is. You can look around almost anywhere and know that it’s May. Moms are beaming, graduates are cheering, trees are greening, birds are singing, and flowers are blossoming. It’s the same out on the water. No matter how many tricks Mother Nature decides to […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk has a lot to offer Long Island boaters — breathtaking views of the bluffs, deep water, and a place for divers to explore. It is easily reachable if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island as it is located just west of Lake Montauk and east of Hither Hills […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

April begins with an A — as does anticipation. It’s a month where we shed just dreaming about boating and actually work towards getting out on the water. Boat prep is a major April activity; so is fun prep. Lucky for you, we can help with both! We share tips and pointers for being greener […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re a western north shore boater looking for a cove to duck into and drop anchor without heading into one of the many harbors off the Long Island Sound, Little Bay fits the bill. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge (just west of Willets Point), this cove is easily accessible […]

Banish Boating Boredom!

Banish Boating Boredom!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is always fun, but even the most exuberant boater can tire of the same route, the same scenery, and the same routine time after time after time. That’s why we bring you so many ways to find glee at sea and shake up your boating habits. Fun times aren’t dependent on arriving by mega-yacht […]

Three Long Island Anchorages

Three Long Island Anchorages

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you boat on the South Shore, North Shore, or East End of Long Island, you come across beautiful and protected anchorages at which to drop anchor and enjoy a wonderful day on your boat. Though you may already have a favorite spot, how about trying one of these three destinations for a change? South […]

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold Spring Harbor’s long history is entwined with the water.  Once a thriving whaling port, then an area known for turning wooden warships and other boats into building lumber, it’s now a place where visitors enjoy the tastes and sights.  Cold Spring Harbor’s lures for day trippers include a fish hatchery, two museums, a state […]

Favorite Escapes

Favorite Escapes

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]

Garbage Cove

Garbage Cove

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If Hemlock Cove is your destination, but you arrive to find it fully filled with boats, head west. The next cove over, commonly referred to as “Garbage Cove,” is easily accessible from the State Boat Channel. Tucked away on the north side of Gilgo Beach, Garbage Cove is a well protected anchorage with deep water. […]

Cruising for Seals

Cruising for Seals

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island waters attract seals in winter, and seals attract spectators! A great way to view winter harbor seal populations is riding on the Captain Lou Fleet out of Freeport. A naturalist from The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will be aboard to discuss the biology and behavior of seals and other marine […]

Jones Beach Air Show

Jones Beach Air Show

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What’s the best way to watch the Jones Beach Air Show?  From your boat, of course! This year’s spectacular aerial show includes the U.S. Army Golden Knights, USMC V-22 Osprey, and the U.S. Navy parachute team, along with GEICO Skytypers, Sean D. Tucker, Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team, Matt Chapman, David Windmiller, John Klatt […]

Port Washington HarborFest Craft Fair

Port Washington HarborFest Craft Fair

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s the 24th year for Port Washington’s HarborFest Craft Fair. It takes place on Sunday, June 1 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, offering boatloads of fun things for all ages to do at the town dock by lower Main Street and Mill Pond. Activities include musical entertainment, a model boat regatta, craft fair offerings, […]