Kevin Koenig's blog
This recommendation borders on travesty, I know. At all other turns New England clam is the undefeated King Kong of the chowder arena. Manhattan clam chowder has long been the redheaded stepchild of soups: overlooked, underappreciated—even scorned. And often rightly so.
Boaters in New Jersey should be well familiar with the Jet Star, the iconic roller coaster that used to jut out over the Atlantic from off Casino Pier in Seaside Heights. During Hurricane Sandy, the ride was wrenched from its supports and replanted in the water just off the coast. The ruins are a shocking visual testament to the wreckage Sandy left behind.
I tested out the Viking 55 yesterday down in New Gretna, New Jersey, and I have to say … Wow. Nice boat. The thing floats like a duck and runs like a gazelle.
This expedition yacht is currently docked at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. She’s a beautiful boat, and she’s outfitted with all sorts of tenders. Check out the picture. It’s like a Where’s Waldo game for tenders. Me and my buddy Chuck counted five including a PWC. I’m told that’s a Viking 42 at the stern, though you can only see the tower here. Not bad for a bumboat.
This video has been going viral lately. I wasn’t going to post it because I was sure someone died in it (either the driver or the girl in pink), but then I read last night that everyone on the boat survived with what were reported as “minor to moderate” injuries. Everyone on the boat was also apparently made out of adamantium too, because that makes no sense. That was a SCARY crash. One minute you’re ripping across the water in your Fountain go-fast with a bunch of girls in bikinis, next minute BAM!
Actor Russell Crowe sorta kinda maybe almost probably definitely got lost this weekend while paddling his kayak around Long Island Sound with a friend.
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen kept his 414-foot yacht Octopus in London for the Olympics. But before sailing for home, the vessel will partake in a noble mission in service of The Crown.