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Preserving History:  Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

Preserving History: Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Overlooking Little Neck Bay in Great Neck is the centuries-old Saddle Rock Grist Mill. It was built in the 1700s and the mill that boaters see today was reconstructed in 1850. It stands as a reminder that Long Islanders once depended on mills to grind grain and corn, staples in economic life. Its continuing existence […]

Alley Pond

Alley Pond

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Nudged to the side of Northern Boulevard and the Cross Island Parkway, bordering Douglaston and Bayside, it’s hard to imagine the slice of nature within the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). This non-profit nature center owned by the City of New York is a tranquil haven set at the very end of Little Neck […]

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Many say that Long Island waters officially start at Manhasset Bay. Squeezed between the tip of Great Neck and Port Washington, this is the first of several large harbors that literally cut into the North Shore of Long Island. They offer protected anchorage, entertainment, nature and more.

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 […]

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Nassau Marine Bureau, the police agency charged with protecting the waters of Nassau County, has highly trained and dedicated veteran officers such Ben Macchia and Tony Simonetti.  They patrol their “beat” in a 33′ Bertram, and allowed us the privilege of riding along with them. An average day on the water for Officers Macchia […]

An Invitation To Sail

An Invitation To Sail

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Open Boat Program” presents a good reason to join one of Long Island’s United States Power Squadrons®. This program, in its first full season, matches “Host Skippers” with USPS® members who want to go sailing. Guests may be power boaters, other sailors, or those currently without boats.