Offshore Sailing

Cabin lighting choices

Belowdecks lighting has been needed since the first day a deck was installed on a boat. One of the earliest of Thomas Edison's DC-powered incandescent electric light systems was installed on board the steamship SS Oregon in 1884. Until then…

Opposite eddies

Every Gulf Stream navigator knows that there are warm-core eddies to the north and west of the stream and cold-core eddies to the south and east of the current. Navigators are also familiar with how these features rotate (clockwise for…

Encyclopedia of the Sea

Richard Ellis, one of this country's leading authors on ocean science topics, has produced a remarkable new reference book for the maritime enthusiast. The Encyclopedia of the Sea includes more than 450 illustrations by Ellis and includes entries that range…