Offshore cruising for the next generation
First published in 1994, “Handbook of Offshore Cruising” by Jim Howard is back with its second edition (April 2009, $29.95, Sheridan House).
An advanced course in reading the skies
“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky in morning, sailors take warning.”
Campy cruising comedy
Those looking for some offbeat reading to bring aboard this summer should look no further than “The Dangerous Book for Boaters” ($9.95, Marlor Press, 2009), a collection of fortune-cookie-sized bits of boating wisdom by award-winning writer Marlin Bree.
Hesitant about making the plunge into powerboating? Fear not. “Power Boating for Dummies” ($21.99, Wiley Publishing Inc., 2009) by Randy Vance will bring that perfect-storm-sized wave of a learning curve down to a gentle swell.
The Big Apple’s Big Harbor
When Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger’s Airbus A320, with 155 passengers and crew, glided safely to a stop Jan. 15 on the Hudson River, it was one of the most remarkable and miraculous events that had occurred in anyone’s recent memory. To those intimately connected with New York Harbor, however, it was merely the latest in decades of sensational stories that comprise the harbor’s history from the time New York City was New Amsterdam.
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