Harbor Watch, a water quality testing program and part of the Westport based Earthplace Nature Discovery Center recently received a $ 38,165.00 from the state of Connecticut to help expand its shoreline tracking effort to assist in the elimination of bacteria sources identified in 2012.
Harbor Watch's mission is "restoring the biological integrity of Long Island Sound and its watershed" and offers educational programs and internships.
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Boat Flag Etiquette
It seems nautical traditions and nomenclature are disappearing as fast as new technologies are appearing !
Generations of mariners have created and followed a code of identifying and decorating their boats that reflects "proper" maritime tradition. Observing flag etiquette will allow you to display your colors with pride.
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See the great selection of new items at the
Cove Nautical Boutique
Great gifts for mother's day, weddings, showers and graduation.
Save the Date: Ladies Night....May 16'th
Here's something from the
"You can't make this stuff up" files....
The Scottish cruise ship company Jacobite Cruises, based in Inverness, is in line for a six-figure payout if the Loch Ness Monster damages one of its boats.
"I don't know what the odds of this actually happening might be, but this is Loch Ness," Jacobite's owner, Freda Newton, told The Daily Mail. "How silly would we look if it did and we weren't covered for it?"
But should the fabled sea creature surface and damage one of the three boats the company takes tourists out on the loch, Newton can make a claim on her 1 million pound (about $1.5 million) insurance package.
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The Ship 6 Sea Scouts have had a busy winter and have ambitious goals for this season.
The Ship 6 Sea Scouts went on several field trips including a visit to NOAA, a trip to Webb Institute to see their yacht design towing tank and a fun ski trip to Okemo. Several scouts also achieved Sea Scout Advancement ranks.
Since mid-March the scouts have been
practicing their annual swim / survival skills and working on their boat "Celebration II"
a Tripp 37 racing/cruising sloop that was donated in 2009. She was designed by Bill Tripp and was built in 1987 by Holby Marine. She is 37' LOA with 12.5' beam and 7' draft and sleeps 8 in cozy but comfortable single berths and meets or exceeds all USPS and USCG recommended requirements as well as YRA LIS Category A race requirements.
Ship 6 is having an open house and membership drive on
Tuesday May 14 at 7:30pm at St. Paul's on the Green in Norwalk