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06/04/19 6:00am

They might not be able to drive a car legally, but that won’t stop them from operating a boat.

By the time seventh-graders at Southold schools advance to eighth grade, they’ve already received a state certification in boating — a mandatory part of the school curriculum for over a decade. READ

04/27/19 6:00am
04/27/2019 6:00 AM

For their most challenging salvage jobs, the crews at Sea Tow Eastern Long Island turn to their oldest, most trusted boat: Sea Tow I.

More than three decades after first entering the water, the 24-foot vessel still operates with its original hull. The steering wheel is original. The distinctive yellow paint dates back to 1997, having received only occasional touch-ups since.

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02/01/18 6:00am
02/01/2018 6:00 AM

The scene at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan this past weekend was all-nautical as the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show was in full swing. First held in 1905, it is the nation’s longest-running boat show, bringing together hundreds of businesses that represent dozens of manufacturers.  READ

07/06/15 2:43pm
07/06/2015 2:43 PM

(Credit: Google Maps)

(Credit: Google Maps)

A 34-year-old Greenport boat captain and one of his two passengers were injured Sunday afternoon after the man’s pleasure boat ran aground in Shinnecock Bay, Southampton Town police said.

Authorities said the 40-foot vessel “Satisfactory” ran aground on a sandbar about 6:30 p.m., causing injuries to the people aboard the ship. Captain Gregory Nissen was taken to Southampton Hospital by Hampton Bays ambulance volunteers for treatment of a “possible head injury,” according to a police press release.

One of the passengers, 28-year-old Gregory Soros of Shelter Island, was also injured and reportedly lost consciousness during the crash. He was taken to a local hospital for rib and potential head injuries, police said.

A third passenger was uninjured, officials said.

Southampton Town Bay Constables and the U.S. Coast Guard both responded to the scene and removed the crashed boat, police said.

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.

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05/25/15 6:19pm
05/25/2015 6:19 PM

Long Island Sound in Greenport Monday afternoon, 24 hours after a rescue took place nearby. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Long Island Sound in Greenport Monday afternoon, 24 hours after a rescue took place nearby. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Paul Hashagen was enjoying a lazy day watching golf at his Greenport vacation home Sunday when he heard a frantic knock at the door.

His neighbor had come to alert him that another neighbor’s teenage grandchildren had flipped from a kayak in Long Island Sound and were drifting away.  (more…)