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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
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
The Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held Saturday, March 4, in Taunton, Massachusetts. The seminar series is celebrating its 30th year and will be held in the Governor's Ballroom at the Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 more
Wintertime is the best time to take a course. You aren't able to get out on the water and you really can't even work on your boat very much, so now is the time before you get busy in the spring. Who should take a course? First of all, anyone born after more
So you are thinking of buying a boat. Now is the time to start your research at the Providence Boat Show this Friday through Sunday because you can see a number of boat types and manufacturers all in one place. You can also take more
How long has it been since you've smelled the sea air and piloted your boat to a great destination, maybe jumping in for a swim? Too long! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could wave your magic wand and be doing just that? Well, you can wave your 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
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
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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