Going courtesy of Peter Ralston

Taking Better Photographs on the Water

2/11/2019 - Certain environments lend themselves as better photographic subjects than others. The waterfront is one such environment, whether it's the vast oceans, calm bays, lazy rivers or busy harbors. So the next time you find yourself and your camera on the waterfront—at a marina, pier or shoreline, follow a few simple… SEE MORE
Key West, Florida

Unique Harbors Around the US

2/1/2019 - In honor of the Best Harbors 2019 contest we wanted to share a few of our nominees who are known for being the most, best or least…the southernmost, northernmost, largest, smallest, foggiest, most successful and the busiest. Southernmost Harbor in the US mainland: Key West, Florida As part of the… SEE MORE
photo by Billy Black

Origins of port and starboard

12/19/2018 - Have you ever wondered why mariners use the terms port and starboard instead of just left and right? Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are independent of a mariner’s orientation, and, thus, mariners use these nautical terms instead of left and right to avoid confusion.… SEE MORE