Thursday, January 18, 2018

Finding a Passion and a Path

Finding a Passion and a Path

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ten years ago, Julie Hylton could never have imagined that she’d someday leave the trappings of the corporate world, learn to sail, and start up her own clothing line in New York City. Yet a recent Facebook post on Hylton’s company site reveals a lot about her journey: I don’t need therapy. I just need […]

A Guardian of Long Island’s Water

A Guardian of Long Island’s Water

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. In February, while ice covered the state of New York, Dr. Sarah Meyland was thinking about water. As Director of the Center for Water Resource Management at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), she’s always interested in water issues, including the connection between water and energy. Dr. Meyland often gives presentations about water issues, […]

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. […]

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Christina Sun is a maritime artist whose passion for the New York Harbor inspires her artwork. Her connection with the harbor entices her to spend days with a paint brush or pen in hand drawing and painting the ships, tankers, and other vesselspassing though it. Her last name fits an artist whose creations are warm, […]

Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Fisherman’s Wharf, only one attraction appealed to her — a little tour boat, maybe a little over 19 feet. Its only seats were benches and the two-man crew sneaked sips and tokes in the bit of a cabin in the back (stealth was not their suit). My father’s eyes rolled. As the crew listed […]

Surf For All

Surf For All

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Izzy Paskowitz of California was visiting his friend, James Mulvaney, in New York. It was 2002, and Paskowitz was part of a group called Surfer’s Healing, which teaches special needs children how to surf.  During his visit, they went to Rockaway, where he taught five children on the autism spectrum (including Mulvaney’s son) how to […]

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It may surprise you to know that there is now more plastic than plankton swirling in our oceans. Plastic pollution from throwaway plastic bags, bottles, and bottle caps have become all too common on beaches, rivers, harbors, bays, and open waters. When you consider that the global annual plastic production has grown from 1.9 million […]

Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Who in your family wears a life jacket while boating? I’ve met some folks who think everybody should be wearing one. Ro Woodard, Boating Safety Educator for NY State Parks, let me know that in New York State, “Children under the age of 12 must wear a securely fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket […]

Post-Sandy Reflections

Post-Sandy Reflections

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. For many Long Islanders, 2013 was a very different kind of year. It posed many unique challenges to a boating community recovering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. A lot of boaters found themselves adapting to changed circumstances or relearning some rules. What were the challenges and how did the boating community overcome them? […]

Sebago Canoe Club

Sebago Canoe Club

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The entrance to the Sebago Canoe Club of Brooklyn lets you know what it’s all about immediately—it’s a door in the shape of a wave. The sort of symbol that Elvis Presley might have used at the entrance to Graceland, the wave proclaims that beyond the door lies the gateway to fun outdoors! The […]

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The damage to Long Island’s shores, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, is extraordinary. The east end of Long Island has a sand shortage and there are ongoing difficulties surrounding rising tides and storm surges, compounded by the ongoing natural erosion that takes its toll. Fire Island was greatly affected by Sandy; its “Old Inlet,” which allows […]

Putting the Sound Back in Long Island Sound

Putting the Sound Back in Long Island Sound

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. During summertime, people flock to the waters and the beaches (if you look closely enough, you might actually see the harmful UV rays bouncing off the sunscreened bodies enjoying our local resources). A particularly popular place for summer recreation is the 1,320-mile Long Island Sound. Bordering Long Island, the Bronx, and Westchester in New […]

Sun & Skin Protection Myths

Sun & Skin Protection Myths

You can’t always believe what you hear or read when it comes to gossip… or medical information. Quality scientific data has disproven much of what has been published on skin care and skin cancer.  Unfortunately, many erroneous statements have been repeated so often that they have become ingrained in people’s minds. However, it’s not just […]

Can’t Wait for Summer Blues

Can’t Wait for Summer Blues

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

WHERE IS MY FAMILY? I’M WRAPPED UP OH SOOO TIGHT; AGAINST THE STORMS OF WINTER WHERE’S THE MUSIC, AND THE LIGHT? I MISS THE PITTER-PATTER GALLEY-FEET RUMAGING THROUGH MY STORES MY CABIN FULL OF LAUGHTER NEW PUPPY MISS-STEPS AND SEA-PAWS THE PUPPY’S VERY YOUNG YOU KNOW HIS BLADDER SOMETIMES RUNS SHORT SOMETIMES A LOT DID […]

Storm Surges and Rising Sea Levels

Storm Surges and Rising Sea Levels

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Can LI be Protected? Much of our region’s coastal area was severely flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Can we permanently prevent a repeat performance, or should officials and environmentalists work to manage the inevitable? After the devastating storm, many called for a barrier to protect metropolitan New York City. In the Sea Level Rise Task Force […]

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Is that a buoy or a jellyfish you’ve just spotted in the water? No, it’s a plastic bag.

Life at the Montauk Lighthouse

Life at the Montauk Lighthouse

Henry Osmers is passionate about the water and intrigued by anything connected to it; he has enriched his life and filled his days with his seafaring obsession. In particular, he has taken a deep interest in the Montauk Lighthouse, acquiring a wealth of knowledge about its history and culture.

When Enough Is TOO MUCH

When Enough Is TOO MUCH

When Enough Is TOO MUCH – Tales of Trading Up, Then Down Again.

Personal Watercraft Safety

Personal Watercraft Safety

January 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Personal Watercraft Safety

Oheka Castle: A Book Review

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Oheka Castle: A Book Review
Effie Speyer