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Have you ever gone fishing or for a sightseeing tour on a charter boat or maybe for a half-day lighthouse cruise? Before paying the captain and loading your kids aboard, consider how you know it is safe. The captain is smiling and helping you aboard, but more
We have to keep our spirits up until we can get out boating again. I found several nautical books that will keep the spray in our faces. Written last year is Dark Waters, a thriller by JB Turner. Nautical crime novels add a bit of mystery on the dark more
The Rhode Fly Rodders, the oldest saltwater fly fishing club in America, donated $500 to Reel Recovery at its December meeting. Reel Recovery is a national organization that sponsors fly fishing retreats for men living with cancer. more
Pt. Judith Coast Guard Station has watched over boaters for many decades. Just in the past couple of months you may have read about their rescue of people from a sinking yacht that had collided with a fishing boat, and their swimming rescue of a more
As fishermen, we need to advocate and stand up for the fish. Because if we do not, no one else will and there will be no fish in the sea to catch for commercial or recreational fishers. Last week, the Recreational Fishing Alliance more
The Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council (RIMFC) met last week at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (Bay Campus) to review stock status on a number of species and make recommendations on commercial fishing regulations. Most of the items on the more
Cold gray days and cabin fever. What can we do to lift our boating spirits? Make plans to go to the Providence Boat Show, of course. Just in time to cheer us up and get us thinking about spring. The show runs from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 at the RI Convention more
Boaters tend to have a camaraderie and watch out for each other, but your responsibility as a boater goes beyond your immediate anchorage. The Coast Guard watches out for everyone's safety, but they can't be everywhere. You are part of Homeland Security, more
On your travels around the bay it is likely you have passed the familiar orange-striped Coast Guard boats. Hopefully you haven't needed their services. They smile and wave, but who are they? Castle Hill Coast Guard Station is ready to serve and protect more
We all hope we never need a rescue, but if we are in trouble we hope help will arrive right away. The new Rescue 21 is helping achieve a faster response. Starting in the 70's, we relied on the National Distress and Response System (NDRS) and, in spite of more
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