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Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing says “fun day” quite like visiting the Atlantic City Aquarium and seeing your marine life friends. Make the day even better by going there by boat! Transient slips are available at the historic Gardner’s Basin; call 609-348-2880 for reservations. The exhibits feature many different species ranging from eels, blowfish, sharks, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, stingrays […]

Bravo for Bilge Pumps!

Bravo for Bilge Pumps!

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Taking your pumps for granted is a dangerous game that rarely ends well. Fortunately, during my first season with Melodic, I learned the easy way that keeping pumps on the daily safety checklist is an essential part of avoiding the misery of sinking — at the dock or when underway. The boatyard that the Melodic […]

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. […]

Ahead of the Game

Ahead of the Game

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Clad in a black windproof suit, gray rubber boots, and red life jacket, Geoff McKnight looked more like a deep-sea diver than an urban sailor. On a brisk and breezy morning at the Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, New Jersey, McKnight and his two crew mates prepared to sail in an annual regatta. […]

Sisters Under Sail

Sisters Under Sail

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sailing Towards Self When Jay and Dawn Santamaria bought a beautiful tall ship 13 years ago, they couldn’t imagine what lay ahead. Just a few years later, the New Jersey-based couple was steering hundreds of young women towards a lifetime of confidence and leadership capabilities. Jay’s initial dream was to become “a schooner-man.” Dawn’s aspirations, […]

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Oakcliff Sailing Center is possibly Oyster Bay’s best kept (local) secret. Internationally, however, it is known as a center for world-class competitive sail racing.-Teams come from Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Denmark, Sweden, and England to take part in regattas. Closer to home, sailors regularly come from New Jersey and Massachusetts […]

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 […]

Team Gnarly Sails to Wales

Team Gnarly Sails to Wales

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. Matthew Priebe, Sean Linden, Truckie Greenhouse, and Jack DeNatale are four competitive sailors from Long Island who have qualified to race in the British Nationals. Life is full of great opportunities, and when you have a dream, you go for it, even if you’re not yet old enough to drive.  Priebe and DeNatale are […]