Monday, February 18

Port Washington, NY: Think Gatsby, Plus Great Marinas and Waterfront Dining

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Here’s a story I wrote a while ago for Southern Boating, about Port Washington, New York, one of the best boating destinations on the East Coast. It has great marinas, waterfront restaurants, parks, easy train and car access to New York City, and a touch of literary fame and glamour as the setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Here’s my review:

If you’re cruising east of New York City this summer, think about a stopover at Port Washington, on Long Island’s North Shore. With its large marinas and mooring fields, waterfront restaurants and marine services, “Port,” as locals know it, is one of the major boating destinations on the East Coast. It’s worth a visit whether just for an overnight if you’re heading farther east, say to Newport, or even up to Maine, or as a destination in its own right. And it’s easy to get to. In fact, Port Washington is only about four miles east of the Throgs Neck Bridge, marking the entrance to Long Island Sound. “We like to ay we’re Exit One on the Sound,” says Steve Wachter, the general manager of Brewer Capri Marina, a massive full-service waterfront complex in Port Washington. Read more:





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