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On the Water: Will Travel for Oysters

It was an excursion I was looking forward to. Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, other than checking on my lobster traps and doing a bit of fishing on my boat, I have not ventured far from home. I’ve been playing it safe.

Jul 2, 2020
Tony Caramanico, Surf Hall of Famer, Still Catching Waves

Tony Caramanico of Montauk was recently inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame for "having made the most significant contributions to the sport, thereby preserving their historical significance and the sport's cultural lore for future generations." He was one of 10 singled out for this honor from a list of 200.

Jun 25, 2020
It's Time for a Free Fishing Weekend

The weekend of June 27 and 28 is "free fishing weekend" in New York, when all residents are encouraged by the State Department of Environmental Conservation to try their hand at some local fishing. This is the second of six free fishing events in the year.

Jun 25, 2020
On the Water: Off the Hook!

Many businesses have struggled to survive during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic shutdown, but one niche industry is witnessing solid sales. Bait and tackle shops around Long Island have seen a significant uptick in business as more people take up fishing as a social distancing pastime.

Jun 25, 2020
On the Water: Killer Seaweed?! What's Next?

As if we didn't have enough to be concerned about these days, Mother Nature has been in a rather ornery mood of late. I'm not sure what's ticked her off, but her unpredictable exploits have left a mark in many parts of the world, including our area.

Jun 18, 2020
Virtual Tour of the Summer Night Sky

The Accabonac Protection Committee and the Hamptons Observatory will host a virtual sky-watching event on Monday evening.

Jun 12, 2020
On the Water: In the Mood for Love

They have been around for a very long time. Well before even dinosaurs roamed and roared about the planet.

Jun 11, 2020
A Cure for the Pandemic Blues

On the morning of May 27 a heavy sigh of relief was palpable along the well-worn docks of Montauk Harbor. Despite a dense blanket of fog that blended into the placid, dark water, there was a buzz and banter that had not been heard for many months.

Jun 4, 2020
On the Water: Charter Boat Captains Ready for Business

Charter and party boat captains, eager to get back to their livehoold and get clients back on the water, finally got the chance to do so this week.

May 29, 2020
Weekend Seedling Sale at Amber Waves

Amber Waves Farm is holding an outdoor seedling sale this weekend, offering 70 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The sale runs Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to noon each day at 367 Main Street in Amagansett.

May 23, 2020
On the Water: Scanning the Bottom

I was completely baffled. For over 10 minutes on Sunday morning, the screen of the fish finder to the left of my helm seat clearly showed the contours of the sandy bottom 45 feet below. However, the markings of any life, fish that is, were totally absent from view. From the look of things, apparently nobody was home.

May 21, 2020
On the Water: Neither Man Nor Beast

“When the wind is in the east, it’s for neither man nor beast. When the wind is in the north, the old folk should not venture forth. When the wind is in the south, it blows the bait in the fishes’ mouth. When the wind is in the west, it is of all the winds the best.”

May 14, 2020