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The Soundness of the Long Island Sound

The Soundness of the Long Island Sound

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Soundness of the Long Island Sound   Technically, the Long Island Sound is not a sound. In geography, a sound is a sizeable sea or ocean inlet or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land. In actuality, the Long Island Sound is an estuary, and a vast one at that. […]

A Pool on the Plus Side

A Pool on the Plus Side

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer and public pools seem to go hand in hand. Yet there’s a worrisome thing about public pools — the high levels of chlorine used to kill as many germs as possible. So the creators of + POOL came up with an idea to avoid immersing people in chemicals: they can swim in a floating […]

Gee, How Does GPS Do It?

Gee, How Does GPS Do It?

July 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The Global Positioning System made its way from a U.S. Navy application of the 1970s into today’s cars and boats. Commonly referred to as GPS, this tool works by using signals transmitted from satellites circling the earth to ground stations. But there’s so much more to this fascinating and useful technology. How Does GPS […]

Keep a Safe Distance!

Keep a Safe Distance!

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. New York Harbor and Long Island Sound are two of the most spectacular urban waterways in the world. Sail down the East River at night, and you will know what I mean. Once you are under way, free as a bird and with nothing but wind and water to guide you, it’s hard not […]

Living Large… and Small

Living Large… and Small

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s amazing how an entire world can be condensed into 63 feet.  The outside world becomes small when the place you call home carries you across oceans, carrying within it a small infrastructure completely independent of the outside world. My husband Cameron and I live onboard our charter yacht Heron with our dog, Andy.  We […]

Urban Night Boating

Urban Night Boating

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of us are urban boaters, plying the crowded waters in and around large metropolitan areas. These environments demand extra caution, particularly at night. A city skyline makes a spectacular backdrop for a night’s cruise, yet the greatest challenge for the urban skipper is light pollution coming from traffic lights, auto tail lights, and the […]