Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Free Sailin’ with Meredith Ochs

Free Sailin’ with Meredith Ochs

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The water might not be still, but for Meredith Ochs, it does run deep. From a country DJ on a freeform station to a host on Sirius radio’s Freewheelin’ show, Ochs has charted her own course, including being a sailor in New York City. Ochs has water is her blood — Hudson River water. […]

A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dave Sharps has the best seat in the house to view the Statue of Liberty, because he and his family live aboard a former barge on Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After searching for nearly 10 years, Sharps bought the barge in 1985 for just $1.00 from a dock builder in Edgewater, New Jersey. […]

Small Vessel, Big City

Small Vessel, Big City

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeing New York City from a kayak is a ritual for Bonnie Aldinger. Though the buildings look sky-high, and her kayak must look teeny from the top of the Statue of Liberty, Aldinger isn’t fazed. She’s an adventurous kayaker (and canoe paddler) who’s lived in NYC most of her adult life, blogging about her adventures […]

Touring Manhattan

Touring Manhattan

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Very few local day trips provide as much breathtaking scenery and shoreline architecture as does a cruise around Manhattan. Moreover, New York City is easily accessible from both the north and south shores, making this trip ideal for many Long Island boaters.

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

Wanted: Leisure Boaters in NYC

Wanted: Leisure Boaters in NYC

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. With the planned opening of the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn eco-dock, New York City is beginning to reconnect with its harbor, the very thing that launched its growth. Until recently, the waterways of New York City were primarily used for heavy industry, including commercial docks, ship repair yards, and fishing enterprises.  Relative to its exposure […]

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Living with any type of disability presents numerous challenges in everyday life, such as being excluded from enjoyable activities like going for a swim or paddling a kayak. Recognizing that, STRIDE was created to help those with handicaps enjoy sports and overcome (emotional and physical) barriers. Mary Ellen Whitney was an adaptive physical education […]

Sailing Proud: The Knickerbocker Sailing Association

Sailing Proud: The Knickerbocker Sailing Association

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When sailor Steven Kelley boxed up his belongings and moved to his boat, some thought he was crazy. But not his partner of seven years, who was fully on board with the plan. The couple rented out their home, and now their floating “efficiency apartment” holds everything they need.

Downsizing Decisions: Our Boating Journey Through the Decades

Downsizing Decisions: Our Boating Journey Through the Decades

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As with homes and cars, more and more mariners are downsizing when it comes to their vessels. Although they are a factor, fuel prices are not the sole reason boaters are purchasing smaller crafts.

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

November 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Do What I Did! – Traveling Different Bodies of Water