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Hemlock Cove

Hemlock Cove

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask South Shore boaters to name a low-key place to relax on the hook, and quite often they’ll share how much they love Hemlock Cove. Hemlock Cove is located along the State Boat Channel opposite Gilgo State Park. Most of the cove is deep, but check the depth as you get closer to land.  The […]

Captree Cove Restaurant

Captree Cove Restaurant

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 http://www.captreecoverestaurant.com/ The first thing I noticed about Captree Cove was its beautiful, no, gorgeous surroundings. It’s a treat on the south shore — the restaurant has five slips, and boaters also have access to any available space on the outside pier on a first-come, first-served […]

September’s South Shore Events

September’s South Shore Events

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

South Shore boaters will enjoy fun events this September. The Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon through 4:30 pm at Captree State Park. There will be live music and arts and crafts exhibitors, and a variety of activities including touch tanks, marine biology, renewable energy, paddleboard lessons, […]

Three Long Island Anchorages

Three Long Island Anchorages

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you boat on the South Shore, North Shore, or East End of Long Island, you come across beautiful and protected anchorages at which to drop anchor and enjoy a wonderful day on your boat. Though you may already have a favorite spot, how about trying one of these three destinations for a change? South […]

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 […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

Keeping Traditions Alive

Keeping Traditions Alive

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Where there were once more than 200 baymen making a living from Long Island’s waters, now there are just dozens. Though their numbers have dwindled, Long Island Traditions is working hard to ensure that increasing modernization does not endanger our maritime culture and heritage. Long island Traditions began about 20 years ago, aiming […]

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Operation SPLASH season started in March. Before starting a new year collecting tons of trash from the south shore, we repaired all the wounds suffered the previous year by our six boats. Over the years, our winter work crews have become real “plastic surgeons,” proficient in using Marine Tex, fiberglass, resin, and many other materials used to repair boats.

Billy Jean King National Tennis Center

Billy Jean King National Tennis Center

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The best in tennis take to the courts starting on August 30 and running through September 12 at the US Open. You can take in all the action after a leisurely trip over water, avoiding the LIRR schedule or the hassle of traffic and parking conflicts with the Mets (they are in town the last three days of the tournament).

Going Aground

Going Aground

June 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve run aground! Ugly words, aren’t they? But if you’re boating in Long Island’s waters (especially the south shore), going aground is an all-too-common occurrence.