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Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel Moby-Dick comes to mind, do you wonder what might have inspired him to write the tale? If so, Owen Chase’s memoir is a must read, especially in its newest version, Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition: The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman […]

Harbor History Museum

Harbor History Museum

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Gig Harbor, Washington, is a boat-lover’s dream, with plenty of places to explore and plenty of places to make boating your preferred mode of transportation for that exploration. One of the best places to go is the Harbor History Museum. Harbor History Museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive, which happens to be a short […]

The Cape Ann Museum Day Tripper

The Cape Ann Museum Day Tripper

February 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Gloucester, Massachusetts is a working fishing port with a rich history located in the heart of Rocky Cape Ann. Originally settled in the 1600s, today Gloucester boasts a variety of activities from deep sea fishing to antiques and art galleries. The area’s colonial roots have blended with an influx of residents from around the […]

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located on the gorgeous island of Key Biscayne. The park is a popular stop for residents and visitors, and remains one of the best boating destinations in Miami. Boaters can anchor in No Name Harbor or dock along the sea wall that lines the southern edge of the […]

Learn the History of Palm Beach County

Learn the History of Palm Beach County

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You can learn more about local history by cruising over to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC). Dock your boat for the day at the nearby Palm Beach Harbor Marina and then walk up Third Street two blocks to North Dixie Highway. There you’ll find the non-profit historical society and its museum’s exhibits […]

Cobham Bay

Cobham Bay

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Finding places to anchor for a day can be quite the topic of conversation between boaters. To have a fun day out on the water, head on over to Cobham Bay just off the James River. As a place where most locals go to, the fun of dropping an anchor and taking the dinghy around […]

Exploring Across the Pond

Exploring Across the Pond

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you have waterways wanderlust, Great Waterways Journeys: 20 Glorious Routes Circling England by Derek Pratt is a unique canal and river guide to England. This book is an informative read, as Pratt features well known parts of each waterway’s history and local color, sharing what English boaters eat, drink, and see along the […]

A River Club with a Past

A River Club with a Past

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.                   At the Inwood Canoe Club (ICC), a quaint and crowded little outpost just off the top of Manhattan, there are few visible canoes. These days, it’s about the kayak. “It’s been that way since about 1997,” said Kevin McKeon, secretary of the ICC. “Things change, […]

Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On August 7, 1789, George Washington signed the National Lighthouse Act, placing all the new nation’s lighthouses, buoys, coastal beacons, and other navigational aids under the federal government’s control. Exactly 225 years later, a group of historians and mariners celebrated the unveiling of the National Lighthouse Museum, an institution on Staten Island dedicated to preserving […]

Universal Stories

Universal Stories

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. A Chilling Tale Set Nearby Book review by Effie Speyer In his debut novel, The Face of Fear: A Powers and Johnson Novel, R.J. Torbert utilizes the infamous ghost mask from the Scream movie franchise. That’s not all that’s instantly recognizable, however — the location for this murder mystery is set in the village […]