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Wardrobe to Water Pollution

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plastic waste in our waterways can be quite an eyesore. Bags and containers litter shorelines, clog streams and rivers, and form floating trash heaps in the middle of the ocean, imposing harmful effects on the environment and resulting in often deadly consequences to marine life. Additionally, there are lesser known and potentially more pervasive plastic […]

Explore Biscayne National Park

Explore Biscayne National Park

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. A fun-filled day packed with water-based activities awaits you at Biscayne National Park. It extends across Biscayne Bay, with most of its 173,000 acres covered by water. This makes it easier for you to enjoy everything the park has to offer, especially since most of the activities are only accessible by boat. Plan your […]

Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If the goal of Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is to empower adults and children with disabilities and make them feel they can take to the water with confidence, then this non-profit organization is exceeding it. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Miami, SALM has created a premiere community boating center in South Florida that […]

Trailer Times

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Name Barry Kutun Bill Bird Black Point Marina Crandon Park Marina Times 7am-10pm 24 hrs 24 hrs 24 hrs Location 18th St. & Purdy Ave. Miami Beach 10800 Collins Ave Miami Beach 24777 SW 87 Ave. Homestead 4000 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne Fees No Fee Mon-Thurs $12 Fri-Sun $15 Annual= $177 Mon-Thurs $12 Fri-Sun  $15 […]

A Fish Can Fly?

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that airplanes and birds fly, but did you know there is a species of fish that can fly? In the book called The Amazing World of Flyingfish by Steve N.G. Howell, readers learn about flyingfish — what they are, how they fly, what they look like, and where to see one. If you […]

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

All boating parents focus on keeping their kids safe, but for families with children on the autism spectrum, safeguarding them while aboard requires extra precautionary measures. Autism is defined by the American Autism Society of America as “a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.” The result of a […]

Seafaring Jargon

Seafaring Jargon

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever wondered why a vessel’s toilet is a head, and instead of turning left or right on the water, you’ll turn port or starboard? Such seafaring terms are almost exclusively used as part of the language we speak on the sea, but the language of long-gone sailors migrated inland, coloring our language and […]

What Follows “Mayday”

What Follows “Mayday”

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When a Mayday! cry comes in from a boater in peril, many layers of experience, planning, and technology come together as rescuers spring into action. Search and Rescue (SAR) is the most recognizable and time-honored task of any mariner, especially that of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Having saved over one million lives since its […]

Taking Better Photos

Taking Better Photos

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to take more professional looking photos when you’re out on the boat or exploring the waterside sights? Photographers provide pointers with terms such as F-stop, shutter priority, aperture, and depth of field, but I have some simple tips to correct common photo errors and improve the quality of amateur images. Some spectacular photos violate […]