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Who’s Going Where This Summer?

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard (and maybe used) the word “dreamboat.” Then there’s “dream destination,” the phrase on the lips of many boaters we encountered during the winter. They were happy to share the places they long to visit by boat once the weather warms. Will you nod your head in agreement with one or more of […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

hile boating is a great family experience, there are some places that are just not tailored for kids. Over the years we have found a cache of kid-friendly haunts that we seem to revisit because they make both kids and adults happy. In no particular order, here are our family favorites:

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The more you learn about Shelter Island, the more you can’t wait to visit its wonderful coves and harbors.  Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Shelter Island has three harbors beckoning you to come and have a good time. Enter […]

Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We received a restaurant tip from foodies we know:  they drive out from Manhattan just to satisfy their craving for the lobster salad roll at the Canal Café.  Located on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal (behind Hampton Watercraft Marine), this restaurant offers friendly casual dining inside and outdoors on a spacious patio that […]

Cowfish

Cowfish

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At first, I wasn’t sold on the name “Cowfish.” That’s what the former Indian Cove restaurant on the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays is now called. Now that I’ve been there, however, I’m over my resistance, and have added this venue to my east end repertoire of waterfront eateries. The space has been refreshed and […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

My wife Ronni and I started boating later than many, as I was 50 when I purchased a used 21′ Cuddy from a fellow teacher. With age comes wisdom, and it did not take us long to realize we needed a safe boating class. Luckily, the United States Power Squadrons® had a 10-week class (within a year of passing the class I was an active member, eventually becoming a District Safety Officer and teaching).

Tide Runners Restaurant, Bar & Marina

Tide Runners Restaurant, Bar & Marina

Some restaurants appeal because of their exquisite gourmet food; others tempt you with something special. Tide Runners is definitely in the “special” category; its unique, prime location and spectacular view makes it a truly fun place to dine.

June 2009

June 2009

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Note from Editor – June 2009 – Boating Times Long Island

My Adventure at Shinnecock Canal

June 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

My Adventure at Shinnecock Canal.