Sailor Slang: What does it mean to “Meet In Snug Harbor”?

Often times mariners are heard joking to each other that "They will meet up again in Snug Harbor".  What does this mean? Well, Snug Harbor is a 83-acre park along the Kill Van Kull on the north shore of Staten Island (New York City) that once was a home for retired and disabled sailors. A Brief History Of Snug Harbor The will of Captain Robert Richard Randall … [Read more...]

Tugs And Towing: Interview From The Deck

Growing up in a small mountain town in Colorado Captain Lindsay Price was never much interested in boats, but during a  7th-grade class trip, she fell in love with New York City. A few years later she was accepted to SUNY Maritime College and met a professor, Eric Johansson, who changed her life and introduced her to tugs and towing.  She tells gCaptain, … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Best Nautical Inspired Board Games

This holiday season take a break from Netflix, Prime Video, and video games with some good old fashion board games. We say "old fashion" but the truth is that today's games are not going to make you roll your eyes as an opponent saves all her cash for Park Place and Boardwalk. Today's best sets make use of new game mechanics to keep the game interesting and moving along. Here … [Read more...]

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Santa's not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally books, guessing what your loved ones are pining for. This is where we come in. From coffee gear to gadgets and goodies, gCaptain's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is a selection of the finest gifts of 2018. Drink 1) … [Read more...]