Wishing Good Luck to BoatingLocal.com

From January 2004 through January 2010, my articles and photos appeared regularly in a perennial award-winning magazine that was first called Offshore, and later called Northeast Boating. The magazine was the essence of everything that a great regional title should be, offering boaters from Maine to New Jersey tons of information and entertainment in each issue.

The magazine closed its doors for financial reasons earlier this year, leaving some of my most talented marine journalism colleagues unemployed. It was a sad time for those of us who appreciated the home they had built for great writing—and it makes me all the happier to be able to announce today that they have already risen from the proverbial ashes.

Former Northeast Boating Editor-in-Chief Tom Richardson and Creative Director Dave Dauer have teamed to launch BoatingLocal, the definitive source of news and information for New England boaters. You will see my byline on this new site, as I was happy to be among the writers asked to contribute content in an effort to get the Google rankings going.

Good luck to Tom, Dave, and the entire BoatingLocal team. It is truly my pleasure to see great marine journalists bringing their excellence to new formats online.

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