Water fun at the Lowcountry Maritime Society

Doing Good Work for Coastal Communities

31/10/2018 - Getting out on the water, whether in a powerboat, sailboat, canoe or paddleboard, is something we all love to do. How did you get started? Was there someone who showed you just how much fun it could be? Not all kids are fortunate enough to have an opportunity like that.… SEE MORE
Fog and light can turn any ship into a ghost story - photo by Tanya Hart

The Science of Ghost Ships

30/10/2018 - The oceans are a vast wilderness, full of more unknowns than knowns, where the veil between life and death is at its thinnest. There is no shortage of mystery, no lack of terror. It is no surprise that there are tales of the weird, the unexplained and the down-right terrifying… SEE MORE
Every small vessel needs complete identification attached to cockpit or inside cabin

Catting Around

17/10/2018 - Ever have the urge to run away for a few days? Well, a certain Sandpiper (Marshall Marine sailboat) from Barnegat Bay, NJ decided to do just that. She slipped off her mooring one night, taking off at the mercy of the wind and tide. The next day the anxious owner… SEE MORE
Fox Islands Thorofare.

Late Summer On Penobscot Bay

17/9/2018 - Late Summer in Penobscot Bay is a special time. Every summer, I am fortunate enough to travel to the many islands and communities that comprise this spectacular stretch of saltwater. Nikon at the ready, and Lucy by my side, I have collected a few of my favorite memories. SEE MORE
Panhard I, a sleek, fast Elco made in Bayonne, NJ for racing enthusiasts

Mystic Seaport’s Warehouse

10/9/2018 - Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT is the nation’s leading maritime museum. There are sixty buildings and a vast number of in water displays. When the New Jersey Maritime Museum’s A Cat Ghost was featured at Mystic’s Wooden Boat Show in June 2018, along with two other Barnegat… SEE MORE
Annapolis Sailboat Show

Top 5 Boat Shows for Fall 2018

2/9/2018 - With Labor Day Weekend behind us, summer is all but over. For boaters, that doesn't mean the end of the fun. Boat shows and other events around the country carry on through the fall and winter, and here is our pick of the biggest and best shows between now and… SEE MORE
Preparedness still key as more storms expected to develop

NOAA forecasters lower Atlantic hurricane season prediction

14/8/2018 - Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, though NOAA and FEMA are raising caution as the season enters its peak months. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from… SEE MORE

Best Beach Towns for 2018

12/7/2018 - It's mid-July, and if you haven't been to a beach yet, chances are you're thinking about it. But where to go? Where is the best beach near you? What makes it better than the rest? Weather, house prices, crime rate, restaurants and more are all factored in to a report… SEE MORE