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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.27
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Next Saturday - Sept. 3rd !!

Huntington Lighthouse MusicFest  

Spoiler alert - everyone who attends this waterside music fest LOVES IT and wants to go back next year!

For the 10th year, the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society presents the Lighthouse Music Fest, the ONLY Music Festival in the WORLD held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water!
This year, thanks to the folks who present the Musicfest, you can go to bed with the Dead and wake up to a breakfast Buffett! That's right, there will be a concert at 7:00 pm on  Friday September 2, prior to the daylong Musicfest on Saturday. The Grateful Dead cover band, Blacklight Allstars, is scheduled to perform. Check the website for updates and details.
The event has grown each year, with participants attending by yacht, boat, kayak, canoe or inner-tube !  Boaters are drawn from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey! The music begins at 11 am and runs through 8 pm.

For More... CLICK HERE
Tips for Avoiding "Sea Lice" Recently  
Found in the Sound

Sea lice - also known as "beach lice" or "Sunbather's Eruption" are actually the larvae of thimble jellyfish. They are generally found in warmer waters, such as those in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, but have been found in the Sound's warm waters this August.

 The Sea Lice are tiny specks, about the size a grain of pepper, and are almost invisible. Typically, sea lice bites occur when the tiny baby jellyfish get caught between a swimmers' skin and their bathing suits or clothing.

Bathers often break out in an acne-like rash in the areas covered by their bathing suits or in crevices such as their armpit. The symptoms generally last two to four days but can last as long as two weeks. The rash eventually goes away on its own or but in some cases, require more intensive medical treatment.
Get More Info...  HERE     

What to do if you are stung...   HERE 
ON SALE at Rex Marine

20% OFF 

O'Brien Watertoys - Kneeboards, Tubes and Stand UP Paddleboards 

ON SALE at Norwalk Cove  
Watertoys and  
Snorkel Gear 

Now 20% OFF


Save the Date:  Sept 23-25th
East End Maritime Festival - Greenport NY 

The East End Seaport Museum's 27th Annual Maritime Festival is a
weekend long celebration of the nautical history of Long Island's East End.
Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.   
See the Website... HERE 
It's Time To Start Planning for BOATSHOWS !!!

The beginning of September signals Boat Show Time! The one time of the year when we are utterly unfaithful to our present boat, fawning and drooling over the fleet of new boats on display or the latest electronic "must have" item.

Plan your visits Now!
Newport Boat Show  Sept 15-18   Web Site
Norwalk Boat Show   Sept 22 -25th    Web Site 
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 6 - 10th    Web Site 
Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 13 - 16th  Web Site
If you feel guilty for straying... you'll buy your boat a gift!

Sat. & Sun. Sept 10th & 11th

Open Saturday & Sunday

11:00 - 8:00pm 

See the Website...


Now THIS was a Cruise to Remember   

Skip Dailey and his 47 foot classic Swanee houseboat "Idler" are longtime fixtures on his
mooring in Norwalk harbor off Vet's Park.

Skip's longtime dream cruise was to "Head North by Boat". Not just a cruise up to West Point like most boaters, but a 500 mile trip up the Hudson, into the NYS Barge Canal, the Mohawk River, Oneida Lake and onto Lake Erie! (and back).

A group of friends and family greeted him on the dock at Rex Marine yesterday as he returned home after over a thousand miles and six weeks.

He stayed in marinas and tied to the walls of the canal (pricing ranged from free to $ 20.00/ night), met the most friendly people, had a family reunion in Rochester, and thoroughly enjoyed  the slow pace, no wakes and placid days. The bald eagles, blue herons and other wildlife were spectacular!

He navigated with an iPad and Navionics software and used the Active Captain app as his electronic cruising guide. Other than a slight overheating problem, he encountered no difficulties and didn't need to rely on the 13 foot whaler he towed as a tender.

Welcome home Skip, we are humbled by your "bucket list" magnitude dream cruise!  

For more on the NYS Canal system, click... HERE

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 

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This Saturday - August 27th  
Soundwater's Stamford HarborFest16

The City of Stamford was founded on its harbor in 1641 and has a rich maritime history in shipping, fishing, swimming and boating. SoundWaters HarborFest is a celebration of Stamford's harbor and its vibrant  sea shore amenities. 

Info...  HERE  
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE 

Laser Sailors, Come Out - Come Out!
Save the Date:  
Sept 10th

Duck Island Yacht Club
Laser Regatta  


Get the Flyer... HERE
On a Final Note,