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Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter VOL 3, Issue 13  7/19/12

Welcome to this week's edition of Harbor Talk Weekly, bringing you updates, ideas and events around Norwalk.

Have you met Neil ?



Stop By and meet Neil, the manager of the Captains Cup !


Featuring great coffees and teas, healthy breakfast selections, the morning paper, pastries, deserts, delicious (and addictive) smoothies, espresso, cappuccino and latte's, GREAT SUNSETS,

free WiFi, and soon... Ice Cream !!


Why ever leave ?

Pictures from Pirate Night & Saturday Dock Party


Pirate Night was a great success with a treasure hunt, games, singing and a CANNON BALL fight   (aka water balloons)          ARGHH  !!



Saturday's Dock party was also a great success with food by Stews, music by "The Irish Band"

and about 125 happy boaters ! 


                                    For more CLICK HERE

Summer ThunderStorms !


 With Summer comes the chance of 

thunderstorms with high winds, waves

and dangerous lightning strikes.


Here are some tips on how to protect

yourself and your family from lightning

hazards while on the open water.


For More.... Click Here 

Things to Do !


July 28 & 29  Mystic Seaport's 37th annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous will pay tribute to the Huckins Yacht Corp., an 84-year-old yacht-building company.


 The event will showcase

original-condition and restored

boats that the Jacksonville,

Fla., company built prior to 1970.


Classic cruisers, sailboats, runabouts and launches will be on display from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28 and

from 9 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. on July 29. 

Places to Visit - Day Trip to Sand City

   (Northport Harbor):


Sand  City was the name given to the site of a sand mining and sifting plant on the Southernmost hook of Eatons Neck in Northport LI by the Steers Sand and Gravel Co. in 1925. Once a long sand spit connected to the land, all that remains today is a small island that once was the final part of the processing and mining operation.


Originally called Port Eaton by it's owner, Nicholas Godfrey (inventor of the steam powered sand shovel), the site produced the sand used in the sidewalks of Manhattan. Operational until 1964, the island has long been a favorite of regional boaters. In the 80's some of the original ruins were destroyed in a storm, actually making it safer for visitors climbing on the ruins. Today the official name is Hobart Beach Park and the very tip of the spit is off limits as a bird sanctuary.


The way in is clearly marked on the chart and it is easy to find after turning left at can 3. The bottom is great for anchoring (sand !) and anchoring overnight is popular. A short walk down the beach is the snack stand with treats for kids of all ages. Sheltered on one side and open to the Sound on the other, usually with a good breeze and no bugs, make Sand City a great place to visit.



For a Map: Click Here

Marine Safety Tip: Sending a Distress Call


You may only have a very short time to send a distress call.

Here is the step by step procedure:

  1. Turn on and tune your VHF radio to channel 16.
  3. "This is (name of boat )" Repeat boat name three times.
  4. Describe your boat, such as, size, rig type, color and tell the number of persons aboard.
  5. Indicate the nature of distress (sinking, fire, etc.)
  6. Give position by latitude and longitude or by bearing and distance to a well-known landmark or navigational aid, or in any terms that will assist a responding station in locating the vessel in distress. Include any information, such as, vessel course, speed, and destination.
  7. Indicate the kind of assistance desired.
  8. End with "over."

If you do not receive any answer, repeat your call every 2 minutes.

Note: If you are NOT in a life-threatening situation but still are in real need of assistance, use the same procedure as above, EXCEPT that in step 2, you replace the word MAYDAY by the the words "Pan Pan" (pronounce PAHNN PAHNN).

On a final note,