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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
It was the year 1120 AD, and even in this overcast night hiding the stars, the helmsman knew which way to steer. He had a lodestone which pointed north-south. Soon, the fires from the village at his harbor came into view and his crew cheered. The Earth's 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
The fishing community has been buzzing with news since the New Year. It will be an active year. Here are some January highlights. Summer flounder (fluke) regulations will likely test our resolve to put fish first in 2017. A decline 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
Knot tying is something that really has to be learned hands on, but choosing the right type of rope to buy is also important knowledge. Yes, I said rope. You buy rope, but when you put it on a boat it is called line. Almost all rope in use today are 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
The New England Saltwater Fishing Show was a big success this weekend. Steve Medeiros, president of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (www.risaa.org), said, We had a line of 600 people waiting to get in Friday that" more
Fluke regulations floundering. Summer flounder (fluke) regulations are still up in the air as a declining spawning stock biomass and a challenge to the Magnuson's Stevens Act and NOAA's authority to manage them is underway. If you more
This past week or so we've groaned over the weather reports, shoveled, scraped windshields and stocked up on bread and milk. I'm told, in Rhode Island, the third emergency necessity is potato chips. How many days until spring? Too many. This is the time more
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