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The Floating Neighborhood

The Floating Neighborhood

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Mount Sinai, on Long Island’s North Shore, is a hotspot for boaters. The gathering of boaters within this Long Island Sound harbor is so large that it separates into smaller hamlets. Call them floating neighborhoods, if you will. One such neighborhood in Mount Sinai Harbor, not far from Cedar Beach, is where sailboats gather […]

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to coastal communities of Long Island, the Incorporated Village of Freeport sets a standard with a written history dating to the 1640s. Its legacy includes being the summer playground of the rich and artistic in the late 1800s through the first few decades of the 20th century. Freeport’s “Nautical Mile” along […]

Fire Island

Fire Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer on Long Island brings many area residents and out-of-town tourists to Fire Island. As you’re lying there soaking up the sun on one of Fire Island’s famous and picturesque beaches, or enjoying the spectacular scenery as you pass by on your boat, do you ever wonder about the history and the story of […]

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]