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by Capt. Eileen Murphy

Coaster Cruising

By Capt. Eileen Murphyphotos by Mike ... | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

My nephew Liam has always been what you might call an old soul. He is as comfortable with my friends as he is with his own, speaks multiple languages, practices the piano without argument, and actually gets along with his parents. It's easy to forget how young he is sometimes. But if there is one thing that truly brings out the 11-year-old in him, it's roller coasters.

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Destinations To Die For: Southport, North Carolina

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

I found the town of Southport, North Carolina, somewhat by accident. It was May 2005, and I was taking the company boat, a Luhrs 41 Convertible, up to New York from Florida. It was a long trip, and since no one editor could be...

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Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

Preston's marine-supply store in Greenport's Harbor Wharf opened in 1880. I first became smitten with Greenport, New York, after my friend Caroline was married there a few years ago. The wedding took place in a small, white chapel in this historic fishing village, and the...

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Green With Envy

By Capt. Eileen Murphyphotos by Tim Rue | Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

Part of my high-school summers was spent working in a children's clothing store in my hometown near the south shore of Long Island, New York. I'd sit under the florescent lights in the overly air-conditioned shop, looking through the window at the clear-blue summer sky and wondering why I hadn't been as proactive as my friends who were working at the various beach clubs and marinas in the area.

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Desirable Destination: Washington, DC

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Cruising the Capital | JulyAs you pass under the George Mason Memorial Bridge and see the tidal basin off your starboard bow, you’ll start to spot them through the trees. First comes Jefferson. Then Roosevelt. Then Lincoln. If you look a little farther inland, you can see the top of Washington. (I am referring to the monuments,

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Desirable Destination: Hudson River, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

The Richness of America's Rhine | OctoberGolden hues of burgundy, orange, and brown cling to the treetops, and the smells of apples and pumpkins fill the air. Get the hot cocoa ready because there’s a chill in the air. October on New York’s Hudson River is a leaf peeper’s paradise.Watch the landscape change from

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Uncovering the Chesapeake

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Annapolis may be known as the sailing capital of America, but it's just as fun onboard a powerboat.With each spring comes the opportunity for new adventure at Power & Motoryacht, and with it a brand new boat upon which to explore. This year’s company boat was a

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