Beaufort SC

The Dish: Summer is Here & the Living is Easy

  Enjoy these easy-to-prepare recipes that give you energy, and keep you shipshape.   SPINACH AND SWEET POTATO SAUTE Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 2 – 4 1 medium onion chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive …

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Southeast Youth Summer Camp Programs 2014

Most organizations offer weeklong sessions with special courses running two weeks or longer. Times vary from half day to full day schedules. All campers must be able to pass a swim test. A USCG approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is …

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Elco Cruisette Still Generates Nautical Memories

Photo by Jeff Dennis

The Electric Launch Company, later shortened to Elco yachts, was in operation from 1893 to 1949 building classic wooden boats. They are known for their handsome interior woodwork and handsome lines. Stepping onto an Elco provides a tangible connection to …

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Cruising South Carolina Off The Beaten Path

Photography by Claire Gorgen

You might wonder how two accomplished Minnesota sailors wound up in one of the swampier areas of South Carolina aboard a 42-foot Hatteras. The story is as interesting as Chuck and Claria Gorgen are. The Gorgens were serious small sailboat …

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Lady Luck Visits the Lowcountry Redfish Cup Finals

Wes Hudson from Shallow Sport, the winning anglers and Chris from Butler Marine. Photo by Jeff Dennis

The 2013 Lowcountry Redfish Cup consisted of five tournaments along the coast of South Carolina. Spread out over the calendar year, the two-angler teams fished in Georgetown, Charleston, Edisto Island, Beaufort and Hilton Head. The top teams competed in the …

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Christmas Boat Parade Calendar through the Southeast

The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents “A Coastal Christmas,” a month long celebration including land and sea parades, food, singing and of course, Santa. Photos courtesy of Clayton Wallace and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterways across our region come alive during the holiday season as communities hold their annual Christmas lighted boat parades. For many communities, what may have begun as a simple floating parade with some twinkling lights outlining the vessel has turned …

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Youth Summer Sailing Programs in the Southeast

Whether your child wants to learn to sail, enhance skills, just learn to kayak or even windsurf, there is a Youth Summer Sailing Program right in your backyard. Some of them include: Virginia:  Hampton Yacht Club. One week basic Explorer sessions, …

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Christmas Boat Parade Schedule

Christmas Boat Parade - Photo Courtesy of Winterfest

Lighted boat parades mean huddling with friends along the shore and gulping hot chocolate while watching vessels adorned with lighted palm trees and crewmembers shivering in Hawaiian shirts. The magic of the holiday season is not reserved for towns with …

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Final Journey for the Bertram Ric-Star II

Rick Gardner, a seasoned captain with 56 years of pleasure boating experience, decided this spring – at the age of 85 – that it was time to retire from his ownership of Ric-Star II, a 42-foot Bertram. His final journey …

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Fabulous Fall Festivals Fill Waterfront with Fun

After surviving another summer in the Southeast, you deserve some fun. Coastal dwellers know that some of the biggest fun of the year is found at annual fall festivals, and when it comes to celebrations on the waterfront, October is …

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CCA Life Member Wins Fishing for Miracles Tourney

The 19th annual Fishing For Miracles tournament, run by the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina as a benefit for the local children’s hospital, is a Lowcountry tradition that draws a large number of boats. In a near perfect script, …

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Cruising the ICW – 1500 Miles on the Inside

Cruising the ICW - The shrimping fleet in McClellanville, SC. Photo by Jody Reynolds

  Cruising the ICW 1500 Miles on the Inside Cruising the Universe that Parrallels Interstate I-95   Heading north from Beaufort, S.C., on the morning tide late in April, our 82-year-old motor yacht, Cygnus II, glides through the beautiful marshes …

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