Monday, January 22, 2018

When It’s Time to Quit

When It’s Time to Quit

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating may be your passion, but do you know when to call it quits? I’m not talking about canceling an afternoon’s outing because of nasty weather — I’m referring to gradual changes in physical and mental capacity that pose challenges. If not acknowledged and addressed, these challenges may endanger the safety of the captain, the […]

Attractive Hands within Reach

Attractive Hands within Reach

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Hands are one of the places on the body that show aging and wear and tear because they tend to be uncovered. If yours are rough and sun-speckled from time outdoors, use the offseason to recuperate and rejuvenate. Dr. Dana Stern, a New York-based dermatologist specializing in hands and nails, says the signs of […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I like October. It may be sweater weather but it’s not usually coat weather. It’s a time when weekends are great for apple picking, leaf peeping, and football watching, but there’s also lots of time for boating. The days are long enough and the weather mild enough to take a leisurely cruise or an invigorating […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

September is a mixed-up stew of ingredients — extra obligations, warm days, spectacular sunsets occurring just about dinnertime. When weekdays are measured by work and school, the boat becomes a savory respite for a few hours. As warm weekends dwindle, time aboard feels less like feasts and more like desserts. However, dessert is often the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: For many years, Lillian and I were cruisers. We spent a night or two sleeping on the boat and also took seven to 10-day cruises. I would always be diligent about checking all my safety equipment before spending time away from our homeport. One time I noticed how dark it was in the […]

San Diego Parade of Lights

San Diego Parade of Lights

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

About 100,000 people each year come together to celebrate the San Diego Parade of Lights. This year there will be two nights of parades on December 11th and 18th. The parades start at 5:00 pm and for more information on the route and much more click here. If you wish to be festive and want […]

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1963, people gather in Marina del Rey to celebrate the holiday boat parade. With only 100 boats in the marina when it first started and only 20 boats entered into the parade, it has come a long way since then. This year’s theme is Adventures by the Sea! Parade will be on Saturday, December […]

The Last Sail

The Last Sail

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a match made in marine heaven. He wooed her on a cruise to Maine and for the next 25 years they sailed every weekend from early spring until late fall. “We have explored every harbor, gunk hole, and sand bar on Long Island,” says Caroline (we’re using first names only here). They signed […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t ever try to outwit a railroad bridge. I know from first-hand experience that you will lose and be one unhappy boater. A number of navigable Connecticut waterways, such as the Housatonic, Thames, and Connecticut Rivers, empty into the Long Island Sound. These are popular destinations for Long Island boaters, as are the historic seaport […]

Help Keep Our Waters Safe

Help Keep Our Waters Safe

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Each of us has written extensively on the need for recreational boaters to boat safely; for the past two years, our respective organizations have been actively collaborating to meet this goal. On Long Island, our primary focus is an effort called Operation Onboard Observer (OOO). In a nutshell, United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) members […]

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