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Aloha, NYC Paddlers

Aloha, NYC Paddlers

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. In a place filled with different cultures, it’s not surprising that New York City’s diversity includes the boating world. New York Outrigger, a paddling community based in Chelsea with Polynesian roots, contributes to the mix. “Outrigger canoe paddling is believed to have started in Indonesia and then spread throughout Polynesia and Melanesia as population […]

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, […]

Are Historic Ships Welcome in New York Harbor?

Are Historic Ships Welcome in New York Harbor?

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Last summer, visitors to the Intrepid Museum’s pier in Manhattan may have seen the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) sail training ship, USCG Eagle, wedged in an angle against a dock 145 feet shorter than the ship itself. Was the crew in a hurry to enjoy New York City’s sights after too much time at sea? […]

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 […]

The World is Their Oyster!

The World is Their Oyster!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At Harbor School on Governors Island, you’re either a rower or a sailor, and competition is fierce between the two. Rowers in their speedy craft scoff at sailors’ wind-powered vessels, while sailors threaten to tip their adversaries in the water with a spin of the wheel. Such good-natured trash talk is evidence of the passion […]

A NACK for Paddling

A NACK for Paddling

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

From its beginning, the North Atlantic Canoe and Kayak (NACK) group has worked to help paddlers enhance safety and develop skills. Founded in 2005 and based on Long Island, they have programs that cover paddlesports throughout the northeastern United States. NACK’s mission statement is straightforward: “We believe that a strong commitment to training and assessment […]

Rowing Through Life

Rowing Through Life

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Navigating life may feel like rowing against a rough current for many kids growing up in the poorer areas of New York.If they even think about it at all, inner city kids may view the actual feat of rowing as something pursued only by those with more means. Enter Row New York. Since 2002, this […]

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.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There are some boating destinations that you should take the time to visit not just because they are close by, or only because you want to shake up your routine and go somewhere different.  A trip like visiting the Statue of Liberty in lower New York Harbor is one you should take because it is […]

Building the Kids Who Build the Boats

Building the Kids Who Build the Boats

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With a name like Rocking the Boat and an address like 812 Edgewater Road, you’d be right to imagine a spunky organization that spends a lot of time on the water. Then you’d be accurate picturing a fleet of brightly painted 14- and 17-foot Whitehall rowing boats with names like Audacity, Phoenix, and Nereid.  What […]

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a scene straight out of a nightmare — one moment, you’re in your home, at the beach, on a boat, and then the next, you’re in the water — and you don’t know how to swim. However, one person’s bad dream is another person’s reality when hurricane-propelled waters flood a home, a rogue wave […]

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

Sunscreen 101

July 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunscreen 101 by Maria Orlando Pietromonaco.