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Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

Custom Café & Deli

Custom Café & Deli

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    The Custom Café & Deli, open since 2011, calls a 100-year-old building home. Looking over the far corner of Port Jefferson Harbor, it offers a comfortable, casual environment to grab a bite to eat — it’s a great combination of deli and café. There is only one menu for the Custom Café, so […]

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  The fourth annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival celebrates the village’s rich maritime heritage on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The festival takes place throughout the village from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm each day. There is transient docking available at the Port Jefferson Harbor Annex on a first-come, first-served basis. Transient […]

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

Smithtown Bay

Smithtown Bay

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                                    Click on the NavTool icon to view routes to this destination.

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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Are you a cove hunter? You know, the type of boater that simply likes to find a calm place to spend a day at anchor?

A Summer Spent Boating

A Summer Spent Boating

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. For so much of the year, we wish for the days that are bright, sunny, and warm. Then we blink, and what we longed for has gone! How can another summer be over this soon? Though I know that many parents celebrate their kids returning to school, boaters face this time of year with […]

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  Sweet ‘n’ Savory beckons you to its doorstep, its siren song promising decadent delights.  This crepe and rice pudding bar has quickly become a favorite among local residents and out of town visitors alike since its opening late last year. Owned by husband and wife team Ivan and Kim Albert, Sweet ‘n’ Savory is […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I bought a brand new mooring line and went to the boat, where I discovered removing the old line was next to impossible without a knife. I didn’t bring one, so I let it stay in the water, placed the new line on the ring, and affixed that to the bow cleat. I took off and stowed the covers and the folding chairs, then lowered the anchor and left another 15 feet of line on the deck. As the launch service arrived, I took one last look at my boat and thought, “Hang in there! I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I grew up watching shows like Flipper and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. I always felt most comfortable around the water, so when I was 13 and learned that my bus driver had a boat for sale, I started driving my father crazy.