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Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many […]

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As soon as the weather warms, boaters and beachgoers search for summer sunglasses. They will stop at the department store counter and try on several pairs, look for the best bargains at the flea market, model a few styles while looking at tee shirts in a shop by the shore, and perhaps end up buying […]

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Duffy’s Sports Grill

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Duffy’s Sport Grill, located in North Miami Beach, is a perfect dining location for boaters. You can dock your boat for free while dining along a large dock spanning the length of this eatery. I recently caught a late lunch with a friend at Duffy’s. It’s a large restaurant with ample seating options, large screen […]

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 […]

Sea Grill

Sea Grill

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sea Grill, located steps from slips on the Oleta River in North Miami Beach, provides both indoor and outdoor dining elegance for boaters hungry for Greek and Italian dishes. Though the wait time for a table was short when we went, reservations are suggested. A hostess soon seated my dining companion and me in the […]

The Heat Is On!

The Heat Is On!

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating to AmericanAirlines Arena to take in a Miami Heat home game is easy from either the north or south area of Miami. Avoid the usual traffic and parking hassles by berthing at the Miamarina at Bayside, which offers transient slips by the day (make a reservation at 305-960-5180 or the marina monitors VHF channels […]

Kids Unscramble

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                        1. eiatPrs is pirates 2. iphS is ship 3. ydiBahtr is birthday 4. Pyatr is Party 5. ltNaaciu is nauticaL. 6. accekspu is cupcakeS. 7. caek is cake 8. reoidosntac is decorations 9. osttaot is tattoos 10. islfgdho is goldfish

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 […]

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 […]