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Starting Saturday
Open Daily
10:00am - 10:00pm
- weather permitting -

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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:

  Poop deck A poop deck is a deck at the rear of a ship, generally formed by the roof of a cabin. If a wave washes over this deck from behind the vessel, it is said to be "pooped."

A soft covering for ropes aboard yachts that prevent chafing of the sails. Where ropes and lines come into contact with sails there is serious potential for damage to the sail due to the abrasive nature of most rigging.

Futtocks are the curved timbers used to form the interior ribs on the hulls of wooden ships.

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THIS SATURDAY - Sept 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. Last year was GREAT - don't miss this one! 
   More info...  HERE
                   Store Specials   
Cove Store:  

Pre - Boat Show 

Take 20% off EVERYTHING 
in the Cove
Nautical Boutique !!

Rex Store:  

Take $ 100.00 off any Inflatable / Engine Combo


Mercury 6 HP 
Save $200.00 
Now $1,699 
while supply lasts. 


Get the popular
Travel 1003-S
(3 hp) for only  
$ 1,899.00

Whales in the Sound ?  What's next ?? 

A breaching whale was spotted in the Sound near Charles Island in Milford by a fisherman who caught it with his phone
(the video - not the whale).

See it... HERE
This Weekend
Blues, Views & BBQ Festival

Come to the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport for the 8th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival.

The music offerings at the pavillion have branched out to include Soul, Funk, R & B and a little bit of Rock & Roll - but its roots remain planted in the Blues. This weekend the main stage musical line up offers approximately 19 hours of eclectic and diverse performances by top national and international musicians and a second stage was added to feature the very best of CT-based musicians. The Festival began with two BBQ competitions, for amateurs and certified pros. In fact, the "pros" competition was an official Kansas City BBQ Society Competition and served as a Connecticut Sate BBQ Championship. The amateur event has become "Cookin' for a Cause," where teams come together for the community with proceeds donated to the Westport Woman's Club Food Closet which provides food for needy families.  
Info and Tickets...  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 
 The Block Island Sound Wind Farm
is Under Construction

With completion scheduled for the fall of 2016, the Providence RI based developer 'Deepwater Wind' has reached a historic moment for the American offshore wind industry, its "steel in the water" milestone with the installation of the first wind farm foundation component. 

The Block Island pilot project will include five state-of-the-art wind turbines which will create enough energy to power 17,000 homes with 30 megawatts

Get more info... HERE
Norwalk's Soundkeeper in the News

Soundkeeper sues the NY DEP to protect the Sound from power plant cooling systems

The environmental group Long Island Soundkeepers is suing New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation, and the company that runs Long Island's biggest power plant.  
The lawsuit says National Grid's
Northport Power Station is killing billions of fish in Long Island Sound. Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment said the station's 50-year-old water cooling system uses water from Long Island sound to regulate the power station's temperature.      
"It draws in approximately 1.6 billion gallons of Long Island Sound water per day. And unfortunately as it draws that water in, it's sucking in egg, larvae and juvenile finfish and shellfish. It's killing 8.5 billion fish and shellfish each and every year from the Long Island Sound," she said.

To read more or donate, click... HERE
East End Maritime Festival  Sept 25-27

The East End Seaport Museum's Maritime Festival is a weekend long celebration of the East End's nautical history.

For the past 25 years, the East  End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of the east end of Long Island. Last year over 40,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.

Read more... HERE
Saybrook  Breakwater Lighthouse is SOLD...  Pecks Ledge Light Auction is Next Wednesday

The Saybrook Breakwater Light went for $290,000, according to the General Services Admistration. The auction for the Pecks Ledge Lighthouse will end at 5:00 next Wednesday. As of last week, there was only one bid: $10,000.

Peck Ledge Lighthouse, built in 1906, is a 54-foot tall "spark plug" style light. It has three stories of living space, basement level with cisterns (for storing water), and 360-degree views from its circular deck. The cast-iron tower rests on a cast-iron cylindrical foundation. A protective ring of rip-rap provides access by boat only. It stands in seven feet of water marking two hazards in the approach to Norwalk harbor from the east; Peck Ledge and a shoal.  

Peck Ledge was the second lighthouse built to warn boaters of an underwater rock ledge at either end of the Norwalk Islands. A pre-fabricated, cast-iron lighthouse was placed on Greens Ledge in 1902 at a cost of $60,000. The Peck Ledge lighthouse, that had accomodations for two lighthouse keepers, cost about $30,000.

The GSA is planning an online auction of the Greens Ledge lighthouse, possibly next year.    

Read the article...  HERE

Place your bid... HERE
Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses 

Saturday September 12
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

Norwalk Cove Raftup Information
The Cove raft-up for the boat show is Sat. Sept. 19'th and non-raft-up boats must be out of their slips by 8:00 am. Plan on moving back to your slip after 4:00 on Wednesday the 30th. Please remember that all dock boxes, hoses, cables and dock lines must go!   Any questions?  Call Val the Dockmaster  (203) 838-5899 


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

Next Course is this Sat, Sept. 5th
at Rex Marine

Sign Up...... HERE 


NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...   HERE  
On a Final Note,