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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.


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Best 10 State Parks For A New York Summer Day Trip

Escape the sweat and grime of the city by traveling to a green, lush New York State Park this summer.


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Getaway Guide: Baltimore, MD

Head to Baltimore for a trip filled with boating and baseball.


(Seaview Harbor Marina, in Longport, NJ, was serene on Friday -- perhaps the calm before the storm?  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Jersey Shore Boaters Are Battening Hatches, Or Hauling Out

Experienced boaters say one of the keys is getting organized early, while the weather is favorable, rather than after the storm warnings are posted.


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Getaway Guide: Pocono Mountains

As the calendar turns, the colors of autumn aren’t far behind. They can be found within two hours of home in the expansive Pocono Mountains.


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Top Anchorages For Area Boaters

“The best things in life are free,” trumpeted an old, old popular tune, and for boaters who enjoy spending nights under the stars–being rocked to sleep by a gentle swell, the lyrics ring very true.


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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Managing The Cost of Fuel For Your Power Boat

Power boaters may feel squeezed by stratospheric fuel prices, but it won’t keep them off the water.


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Top Tips For Boat Guests

Being a good guest, whether you know stem from stern, can almost guarantee repeated invites. If you have friends with boats, just follow these simple ideas and you’ll be spending more than a few weekends on rivers, bays and shore points this summer.


(Jay Lloyd's sloop, "Venture," is being readied for another season afloat.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Boat Owners And Their Friends Eye Another Season Afloat

April signals that slow migration of cruising boats from high-and-dry to the launching lift. But there’s a lot of work to be done before that first sail-away.


(Trina and Joe Armand, and the Snow Goose.   Credit:  Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Migration Time For The Snowbirds

Most boaters have packed up for the season. But some of the most dedicated are now underway, heading to warmer climates.




Keep track of the ebb and flow with the Tide app.


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South Jersey Boatyards Working Full Speed To Get Boats Out of Water

Irene was being taken very seriously today among boat owner along the South Jersey shore.


(The summertime Place To Be.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Making The Most Of That Invitation Aboard

Here, Jay Lloyd offers his annual tips on being a better boat guest.


Philadelphia from the Schuylkill

Guide To Fun On The Water In Philadelphia

You can hang out on the waters of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers year round, but with the temperature rising, why not go now?