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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.19


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Welcome to the Summer of 2016 !

This week marks the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year, and for first time in nearly 70 years, the Full Moon and Summer Solstice coincided on the same day.

Let's have a Great and Safe summer! We are blessed with an incredible cruising ground in our backyard, arguably one of the best in the world. Have Fun!

Rex Marine Center's
"We Love our Customers"
Summer Party!
It's been a long winter! Come celebrate summer and re-connect with your boating friends at Rex Marine Center on
Saturday, June 25th     12:00 - 4:00 pm*

Enjoy the Sounds of the Caribbean with the
Steel Drum Vibes of Mustafa Alexander

 Special tastings by:  Brockmans Gin, Spiked Seltzer  and Corona beer

Great BBQ fare, steamed mussels, all the fixin's, & more
by "Ripka's at the Beach"

Take a Demo ride on a new Formula!

Sign-up for a free Coastal Navigation Class from Rex & Sea Dolphin for the first 15 people (July 23rd 9am-1pm)
in the Vic Porter Training Center / Formula Showroom

and  MUCH more!

If you have a friend who has an interest in boating
or Rex Marine, please invite them as your guest.
RSVP (Required so we have enough food!)... HERE 

*Join us under the tent, rain or shine.
2016 Calendar of Fun Things to do
Around the Sound  

It's time to make your summer boating plans - check out our 2016 Calendar of fun things to do around the Sound !

See it... HERE 

E-mail additional events to:
Manresa Island Update 

On June 15th the Manresa Association had it's annual meeting to present the status of the Maresa Island power plant. 85 people attended,including representatives from the EPA & DEEP.

In short, the take away was that not much is going to happen for maybe a generation, other than necessary remediation.  When the plant was burning coal, the coal ash and residue from combustion was scattered over the property and is now between one to five feet thick under a foot or so of topsoil. That residue is known to contain heavy metals. The question now is whether the enormous costs of remediation vs the "value" of future use can be justified.  

The EPA is conducting a year long pilot study to see if heavy metals are leaching up in various salt and fresh water wetlands. Once completed, the appropriate wetland remediation could proceed. Since the future use of the dry lands (containing the power plant) is unknown and the owner is not actively trying to market it, exactly what type of remediation would be required is on-hold. It's going to be a catch 22 scenario of use / cost / safety, and unfortunately the likely outcome is that the property is too expensive to clean up and will become another bird sanctuary, being unfit for human use. Time will tell.

Additionally, the power company negotiated a lower tax rate with Norwalk because the plant is "inactive"  (and therefore less valuable??).

See the meeting summary...   HERE    

For the time being, boaters will be able to use the stack to find Norwalk.
Launching a Boat by Trailer has Always Been a Chore...

A Norwegian anti-drinking-while-boating group is back with this hilarious commercial titled, How to Launch Like a Boss, reminding viewers that boat launching is an art form best practiced sober.    See it.... HERE

The video was produced by AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO looking to educate people about the dangers of boating while drunk. If the video looks familiar, this is the same group who last year brought us the must-watch video, How to Dock Like a Boss.


Rex & Norwalk Cove are hosting a "virtual" fishing contest.  (Virtual as in "please don't bring fish in to be weighed" !!)

We NEED pictures - aren't there any fish out there ??

Get the Details... HERE
SPECIALS at Rex Marine

Various ladies Topsider Shoes at close-out Pricing  
(while supplies last)

Mercury 6 HP Outboard 

$ 1,999.00

$ 1,569.95  
Summer 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!

See the 2016 Summer Concert Schedule...  HERE 
High Noon - You've seen the boat being worked on at Norwalk Cove... Here's the whole story:  
As the fleet rushed to the finish line of the Newport to Bermuda Race, they were led by a boat that had the unlikely combination of small size (just 41 feet) and a crew consisting of seven teenagers and three adults.  

This unusual boat, High Noon, finished a few minutes after 9 AM on Tuesday and when she reached the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club marina, she was the only Bermuda Race boat in the harbor, she stood first on corrected time in the St. David's Lighthouse Division, and-even more impressively - she stood second in the fleet on elapsed time!  
See the entire story... HERE

See what the Bermuda Race is all about... HERE
Last Chance to Submit & Vote
The Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Photo Contest is underway and here is the current leading photo>>>> 
The aerial shot of  
Norwalk Cove from 
is STILL the leader, with 71 "LIKES" !

Check the link to see many new pictures recently added and remember to "vote" by Liking the picture!

Remember, Submit your photos, we'll post them Instagram, and they'll be judged by how many "Likes" they receive.

The winner of the Spring Photo Contest will be announced at the Rex June 25th Customer Appreciation / Open House Party and get a $ 50.00 Gift Certificate! 

Submit your photos to:

See the pictures here...
Cove Member Activities
Bingo Night............ Friday July 8

Dinghy Poker Run
...   Saturday July 23
               This year with LIVE Music for the party  

Bingo Night............ Friday August 19
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE 
On a Final Note,