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Cove Mini Golf is OPEN !
Summer Hours
Starting Saturday
Open Daily
10:00am - 10:00pm
- weather permitting -

Please call if the weather
is 'iffy'..... 203-853-8282

Mercury Marine Update

As a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, Rex Marine offers, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts to make your boating painless and trouble free.  
The Longshore Pavilion 
at Norwalk Cove

The Inn at Longshore is now hosting all events at the former Ascension Beach Club (Harborview) site at Norwalk Cove.
We welcome them as the exclusive caterers for all affairs.

To book your next event, please call
or click... HERE 

The Origin of  
Nautical Terms:

An adjective for any craft of low or poor stability (XVII) The word comes from the old english, cringan, one meaning of which was to become weak or delicate.

A square rigger's sails above the topgallants. Earlier they had the same name, but got their definition in the XVII century when the concept from "highest was best", hence regal or royal 


One's time on watch or on duty, particularly at the helm(XVII). From the early dutch trike  

It's almost
Boat Show Time!

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Mid-Summer Short Haul Special


Schedule a short haul at either Norwalk Cove or Rex Marine and save $ 2.00 per foot off the regular price!   Good thru August 31st.

Rex Service 203-831-5234 


Cove Service 203-838-3681     
 Store Specials  

Cove Store: Take an extra  20% OFF Fins, Masks and Snorkels by HEAD

Rex Store: 20% OFF Sperry Men's & Woman's Topsiders

Rex Store:  20% any O'Brien Water Toy 
(Tubes, Wakeboards or Skis)    
Ready to Watch a Meteor Shower Tonite ? 

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Fortunately, the slender waning crescent moon rising at or near dawn will not obtrude on this year's shower. The Perseid shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, this shower comes when the weather is warm.

The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn. They radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero, but, as with all meteor shower radiant points, you don't need to know Perseus to watch the shower; instead, the meteors appear in all parts of the sky. They are typically fast and bright meteors. They frequently leave persistent trains. 

With little or no moon to ruin the show, this is a great year for watching the Perseid meteor shower!!

Get more info and see pictures... HERE


 Fri, Sept 11th 6:00 - 11:00pm
Sat, Sept 12th 11:00 - 11:00pm
Sun, Sept 13th  11:00 - 8:00pm

It's time to start planning for Fall events! The Oyster Festival in Norwalk this year features:

Fri -
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Sat - 
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX

Sun - 
Smash Mouth

Info and Tickets... HERE 
Dolphins are Back in the Sound

A pod of dolphins was observed off Greenwich Point on Sunday, frolicking on the waves and putting on a spectacular wildlife spectacle for a lucky local family.

They were also seen last Friday northwest of Lloyd's Neck.

See the video.... HERE

and the article in the Greenwich Time... HERE

This Weekend

The 2015 SoNo Arts Celebration will feature approximately 150 juried  exhibiting fine artists & craftspersons.

Each artist submits slides of their work and display booth and is judged in one of 10 categories: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, wood, ceramics, jewelry /metalsmithing, fiber, mixed media or glass.

Artists, Live Music, Food and Sono will be Jumping!

See the website...   HERE 

Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses
Events at Norwalk Cove - Save the Date:

Friday August 21st

BINGO night at Norwalk Cove
7pm-9pm in the breezeway at the Ship Store

The Norwalk Concert Series
at Calf Pasture Beach
Held in the city park next to Norwalk Cove Marina. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper.  Be prepared to sing along or get up and dance!
Click HERE for the schedule of Wednesday evening concerts.
Save the Date - September 5th  
Huntington Lighthouse Festival 
A great on-the-water party accessible only by boat! Bands play from the roof of the Lighthouse to an fleet of anchored boats from 11 am til dusk.
More info...  HERE  
Saturday September 12th 
Duck Island Yacht Club Laser Regatta

Laser Sailor Unite!  Come to Westbrook,  CT and compete in the Duck Island Yacht
Club Laser Regatta!
Get the details... HERE 

Save the Dates

It's boat show time soon... 

Newport Boat Show  Sept 17-20   Web Site

Norwalk Boat Show   Sept 24 -27th   Web Site 
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 8 - 12th   Web Site

Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 15 - 18th  Web Site


SEA Safe Boating Courses
With the Sea Dolphins, You're on your way to being Safe, Legal, and Confident!    

Sign Up...... HERE 


NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...  HERE 
On a final note,