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Cove Mini Golf is Closed for the Boat Show

Info.... 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 Osprey have all migrated South... very smart!

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The Norwalk Boat Show is Here!

Running Thursday
through Sun. the 27th
and is open from 10 -6 daily.

Sponsered by Progressive Insurance, the Norwalk show offers an incredible line-up of boating education, entertainment and special attractions, including on-the water demos and boat handling workshops, fun kids' activities and more... all in our back yard.

This year the show offers:
  • Nature Nick's Animal Adventure 
  • Try It Cove 
  • See the Miss GEICO racing boat 
  • Oil Drum Art Humanitarian Mission Catamaran 
  • Eric Stone-Live 
  • The Water Club Lounge 
  • USPS Boating Simulator 
  • Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center 
  • Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training 
  • Discover Boating Center 
  • Kids' Create-A-Boat 
  • Balloon Art & Caricatures 
  • Kids' Boating
Click... HERE  for a complete description.

After a great Newport show, the industry is on a roll, seeing increased traffic and sales. The Norwalk show should continue that momentum & looks to share the bright indian summer experienced at Newport last week.    
See the Rex Staff at the Norwalk Boat Show for the best deals in inflatable boats and motors!!   

     Rex Specials   

Cove Store Specials 

Stop by the Ships Store and Nautical Boutique during the boat show for some of the best deals of the season!

And the boat shows continue!
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 8 - 12th   Web Site

Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 15 - 18th  Web Site

Norwalk Cove Raftup Information
Plan on moving back to your slip after 4:00 on Wednesday the 30th.  Any questions?      Call Val the Dockmaster 
(203) 838-5899

WOW - More Whales Sighted off Stamford!
In May it was three small Belugas, then a Minke off of Norwalk, now a breaching humpback off of Stamford!

It's likely the banner "crop" of menhaden bait fish and blues that are attracting the whales - some as far west as Mamaroneck.

Remember, you must stay at least 100 feet away from any whale (or seal) and if they come close to your boat, put the engine in neutural and coast to a stop.  See the NOAA whale watching regulations... HERE.

Take care not to disturb them and SLOW DOWN of they are in the area (keep your radio on to channel 16).  
The Troubled Amastad is Being Sold
NEW LONDON  - The court-appointed receiver for the Amistad says plans are to transfer ownership of the ship to the nonprofit Discovering Amistad on Nov. 1, but the sale price does not come anywhere close to covering the previous owner's debt.
Attorney Katharine Sachs says she regrets that the $315,000 selling price of the schooner will not cover the $2.2 million in debt that Amistad America still owes to a collection of small businesses, banks and individuals.

The Day reports that while it cost $2.5 million to build the Amistad at Mystic Seaport in 2000, a marine surveyor found that the current market for such a ship was soft.
The replica of a 19th century slave ship seized by African captives is a symbol of America's early anti-slavery movement.

Sunday Night - An Eclipsing SUPERMOON   
(first time this combination of events has been seen since 1930) 
The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA. It will begin at 8:00 pm and the eclipse will peak around 10:00. 

This lunar combination is happening for the first time in 30 years and will not happen again until 2033.

The supermoon, which comes around once every year, will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky that evening before it is engulfed by an eclipse for more than an hour.

This eclipse is the fourth and final in the so called "blood moons," a phrase that has become popular to describe the four lunar eclipses we have seen in 2014 and 2015. Scientifically this is known as a "lunar tetrad."

See the NASA website... HERE 
Winter Contracts are Available

(After all, yesterday was the first day of Fall) 
Norwalk Cove Winter Contracts are ... HERE 
Note: Plan your Rigging Work Now!

Rex Marine Winter Contracts are...   HERE

All Too Soon 
East End Maritime Festival  - This Weekend!

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
Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses 

Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron
Piloting Course
Start date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015   
Start Date:   Tues. Sept. 29th
When:         7.00 - 9.00 pm for 6 Tuesdays
Where:        Greenwich Police HQ, 
                  11 Bruce Place, Greenwich
Cost:           $ 115.00 per student 
                  (includes manuals, plotting tools, chart)
Get More Info...   HERE 


Oyster Bay  Oyster Festival
Oct 17th & 18th

More than 150 years ago, Theodore Roosevelt - the 26th President of the United States - was born to a wealthy family that summered in Oyster Bay, not far from the waterfront property that today bears his name. To honor his memory, community leaders organized a parade to celebrate his 125th birthday. The parade proved so successful that it provided the roots of what would become the Oyster Festival in 1983.
Good fun, music, artists and food - make it your last cruise of the season!

Info is... HERE 
NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...   HERE  

On a Final Note,