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Slipping into Boating Fun

Slipping into Boating Fun

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Technology has long been a part of boating; vessel designs have evolved to make them more efficient and safer, utilizing advanced motors that go faster. Communication devices bring boaters knowledge and assist in emergencies. So it made sense for Keith Cooper to turn to technology to help solve what he saw as a problem: a […]

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Beaches are in a constant state of flux. The sands shift with the tides, slowly morphing the coastline. Beach goers flock to beaches that mere months earlier didn’t have much sand; there are more changes as months turn into years. Long Island’s unique geologic composition of shifting and churning sand coastlines requires boaters to stay […]

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 […]

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to coastal communities of Long Island, the Incorporated Village of Freeport sets a standard with a written history dating to the 1640s. Its legacy includes being the summer playground of the rich and artistic in the late 1800s through the first few decades of the 20th century. Freeport’s “Nautical Mile” along […]

What’s Your Water Footprint?

What’s Your Water Footprint?

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island is unique in many ways; there’s no exception when it comes to our water supply. Unlike the freshwater steered from upstate to New York City via extensive pipes and aqueducts, Long Islanders get 100 percent of our drinking water from under our feet. We have a system of underground aquifers (water-bearing rocks) which […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

December 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you live a boating lifestyle, you welcome every opportunity to be on the water. But when the weather’s too brisk, browsing through a maritime museum will do the trick! Long Island has many seafaring and nautical-leaning museums, and all of them are worth a visit. Check out our list: American Merchant Marine Museum   […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are so many things to do, hear, and taste at the Montauk Fall Festival. Hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, it takes place on the Village Green on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. It’s understandable that visitors to this seaside village will […]

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The 25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival, Long Island’s oldest and largest blues festival, gets its groove on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Attendees will enjoy great music, delicious food, and activities for all ages at the event’s new location on the grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum in […]

A Mayor by Land and Sea

A Mayor by Land and Sea

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live on Long Island or boat over from a neighboring state, there’s a significant chance that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits to the Village of Port Jefferson. Located about the halfway point of Long Island on its north side along a deep water harbor leading to the Long Island Sound, the bustling village is […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Sea lovers, fun seekers, shoppers, and history buffs will all enjoy the 25th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. Hosted by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, this festival celebrates the East End’s nautical past while also sharing nautical arts and crafts, displays of classic wooden […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the sometimes-unsettled and slightly mysterious month of September! Mother Nature surrounds us in her golden glow and then turns the lights out early. Summer’s heat scurries along on its last legs while autumn’s winds and chills keep sticking their feet in the door. Vacation days used in July and August, many boaters start […]

When Nature Calls

When Nature Calls

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that privacy on a small open boat is nonexistent. That’s a problem when someone has to use the bathroom. What to do? “There’s nothing really practical that’s legal,” concedes Susan Shingledecker, vice president of BoatUS Foundation. “It’s a challenge.” The law is very clear. No untreated or raw human waste can […]

Blue-Green Harmful Algal Blooms

Blue-Green Harmful Algal Blooms

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Summer’s heat creates an ideal condition for blue-green algal blooms (cyanobacteria) to form in freshwater lakes and ponds across Long Island. These blooms are a natural part of fresh water ecosystems, and can become massive under the right conditions of sunlight, temperature, and nutrient concentrations. They discolor the water and leave scum and […]

Long Island Marina 411

Long Island Marina 411

July 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on the image to view all listings and then scroll down. Boating Times Long Island’s database of Long Island Marinas. Get details about each marina including transient rates, low water depth, electricity and water availability, additional amenities, plus a lot more. Name Amity Harbor Marine Lighthouse Marina DeGarmo’s Boatyard Address & Phone 30 Merrick […]

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Diamondback terrapins are a turtle species native to Long Island. You can find them wherever there are salt marshes. Russell Burke, a biology professor at Hofstra University, says diamondback terrapins do not travel as far as other turtle species. Diamondback terrapins live their whole life within a couple of miles of where they […]

Bald Eagles of Long Island

Bald Eagles of Long Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Name a Long Island shore bird besides seagulls. Did bald eagles come to mind? If not, you’re not alone, as many may never consider these raptors to be residents of Long Island. Yet bald eagles live here as well as all across the country. While we’re clearing up matters, it should be noted that […]

Long Island Pumpouts 2015

Long Island Pumpouts 2015

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Citi Field

Citi Field

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Before you can say “Batter up!” you can boat over to Citi Field and catch a New York Mets game. Flushing Bay is a deep-water harbor that’s easy to get to from Long Island. Traveling from the South Shore, you’ll see the Statue of Liberty as well as the New York City skyline; along the […]

Routes To Huntington Harbor

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to Boating Times Long Island’s NAVTOOL.  Click on the title above to access the routes. Then scroll down and click on the harbor below where you keep your boat to view a waypoint by waypoint route to this destination. You can zoom in for greater detail and download the route to your GPS by […]

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 […]

Swan River

Swan River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    Swan River is easily accessible from the Great South Bay. Located between Patchogue River and Mud Creek, the 1½ mile long and 15-foot wide river is tidal. It’s home to several marinas, a water accessible restaurant, and waterfront homes. There’s another community as well — one made up of wildlife and fish. The […]

Carmans River

Carmans River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At 10 miles long, the Carmans River in Brookhaven is one of the four largest rivers on Long Island.  The river is fed exclusively from groundwater and is protected by the Long Island Pines Barrens. The first eight miles of the river consists only of fresh water. It then becomes an estuary as it encounters […]

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island was devastated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 as storm surges surpassed record highs for the region. This monstrous storm caused $6.7 billion in property damage on Long Island’s waterfront and displaced many residents from their homes for prolonged periods of time. With sea levels rising and the potential for more frequent and […]

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the bleak looking landscape outside our window, everything about January is optimistic. The year is new, we hatch resolutions anew, and that aching for summer we abandoned in November and December? We renew our hopes about this time, as spring’s arrival on March 20 lets the countdown to summer officially begin. While we await […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold weather and I are completely incompatible. I don’t like hats, I don’t like gloves, I don’t like fleece, and I sure don’t like anything frozen unless it’s a dessert. As we embark upon the coldest (and shortest) days of the year, I always seek ways to warm up without having to bundle up. The […]

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington recently hosted the 31st annual Knickerbocker Cup. This prestigious Grand Slam match racing event had teams from France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Great Britain, and Singapore.  There were also three entrants from the United States, including the Riptide Racing team, based in Oyster Bay. One week […]

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