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09/17/15 8:00pm
09/17/2015 8:00 PM


In the crisp air of a September afternoon, 15-year-old Christian Shackel and his father, Matt, can easily pick up and flip the wooden skeleton in their Aquebogue front yard. But soon enough, once Christian adds six more sheets worth of plywood, fiberglass and an engine, the 18-foot handmade work skiff won’t be quite as easy to lift.  READ

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08/25/15 12:40pm
08/25/2015 12:40 PM


Horse enthusiasts on the North Fork are launching efforts, including phone calls to legislators and a petition, to permit riding on Cedar Beach in Southold after the county shut down a weekly gathering of swimming horses last Thursday. (more…)

06/20/15 6:00am
A screen registered boaters will reach on their smartphones when they use the SlipFinder app to locate a last minute reservation for a boat berth. (Credit: Courtesy)

Registered boaters can use the SlipFinder app to locate a last minute reservation for a boat berth.

Need to order a pizza? Click on an app. Need to book a plane ticket? Click on an app for that, too.

Need to find an open slip at a marina while out on the water? Well, now there’s an app for that.

The app SlipFinder — a recent addition to the boating world designed by two Long Islanders — allows boaters to make last-minute accommodations from their smartphone. Several local marinas have signed on with the app this season, while others remain skeptical over its effectiveness.