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What did the crew eat on a whaling journey? (Click if you really want to know)

What did the crew eat on a whaling journey? (Click if you really want to know)

First officer’s log, whaleship Charles W. Morgan, January 7, 1864. The good news: “Brava, Cape Verde Islands . . . Took on Board six Hogs four fowls and some Oranges.” The bad news: “The Cook deserted.”

Figure maintenance, storage costs into new boat purchase

Figure maintenance, storage costs into new boat purchaseThinking of buying a boat or trading up to a larger size? Hop aboard — there is much to consider. Luckily, there are dozens of full-service marinas from Old Saybrook and Old Lyme to New London, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, and beyond.

Easy, breezy recipes for outdoor dining

Easy, breezy recipes for outdoor diningThe dog days of summer hold a special place in this foodie heart of mine. There are certain things that just taste so much better when the sun is shining bright: A tall cool glass of lemonade An ice cream cone with 2 huge scoops of vanilla ice cream A summer-ripened peach A huge slice of juicy watermelon

Woodstock Fair brings a flourish to the final days of summer

Woodstock Fair brings a flourish to the final days of summerAn estimated 175,000 people are expected over the course of the four-day fair, which had its beginnings with its sponsoring organization, the Woodstock Agricultural Society. In 1859, the society consisted of about 211 people who paid the fifty cents to become members. Descendants of that early group are still involved in the fair.

Buying a boat? Start with safety and know-how

Buying a boat? Start with safety and know-howIt may seem like a roadblock to some — after all, finally being able to acquire a boat is all about relaxing and forgetting about the cares of the world. Yet most accidents occur on boats less than 21 feet long, according to statistics gathered by the U.S. Coast Guard and posted on the American Boating Association website.

Summer reading recommendations for kids and adults

Summer reading recommendations for kids and adultsFrom the future of the human mind to family drama, these books are great to bring to the beach

New show brings beautiful boats to waterfront

New show brings beautiful boats to waterfrontFrom 'charts to parts', New London's boat show promises variety

Parading Paws contest is a fun summer tradition

Parading Paws contest is a fun summer traditionParading Paws is a parade and contest, where dog owners are invited to dress their furry friends in their finest and funnest attire.

Renting small watercraft can be a great escape

Renting small watercraft can be a great escapeOn a road course along Connecticut's southeast coast, landlocked visitors who left the boat at home or never dreamed of owning one can find small watercraft for rent — and big fun.

Connecticut boasts variety of creative, locally crafted brews

Connecticut boasts variety of creative, locally crafted brewsRegional beers are enjoying a fizzy surge of awareness. The variety of beers and styles produced by the local brewers is as wide and creative as imagination and tradition allow — and the light lager mentality associated with Coors and Budweiser products scarcely touches the array of porters, stouts, India Pale Ales, lambics, bocks, bitters, pilsners and on and on.

Calendar of summertime events

Calendar of summertime eventsA rundown of seasonal events in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut, through Labor Day.