Galveston TX

2014 Waterfront Fireworks AND Festivals!

Fireworks explode over the USS Yorktown and vessels anchored off Patriots Point in Charleston Harbor. Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Here are a few Fourth of July celebrations featuring parades, festivals and fireworks. A fun day for the whole family. MARYLAND Fireworks NOTE: Ocean City Maryland delays their fireworks until the 5th due to Hurricane Arthur July 3 – Independence Day …

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Sea Scouts Grow Big in Texas

Photo by Rob Lucey

The Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scout program (which we covered extensively in our March 2013 issue) is expanding in Texas with the construction of a $30 million facility with a 50-slip marina on Galveston Island. Amenities include a pool, …

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Pelican Rest Marina – Gateway to Galveston

Galveston Island’s Offatts Bayou has long been a popular anchorage for weekenders from Clear Lake area marinas and cruisers passing along the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. Now those who want amenities beyond just a nice place drop their hook have another …

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Galveston Bay Race Becomes a Clean Regatta

The Galveston Bay Cruising Association took a step toward cleaner waters by certifying its first Clean Regatta under the guidelines of Sailors for the Sea. The qualifying event was the 28th annual GBCA Performance Cup Regatta in October, which hosted …

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Tri Hull Powerboats Entertain Texas Boat Show

Crowds enjoying the inaugural Texas Coast Boat and Outdoor Show at the refurbished Galveston Yacht Basin in October only had to look out into the adjacent ship channel to witness another spectacle as 11 boats sped around a course at …

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Historic Tall Ship HMS Bounty Shall Be Missed

While I spent most of my boating career as a cruiser, my initial sail training took place as a member of the all-volunteer crew of the 1877 tall ship Elissa in Galveston, Texas. A season spent memorizing 19 sails, dozens …

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Southeast Boating News for November

RIVIERA NAMES SOVEREIGN AS DEALER Riviera, Australia’s largest luxury boat builder, expanded its American dealer network with the appointment of Sovereign Marine Group in Florida. “My own personal experiences in running and using the Riviera boats that I have owned …

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Tall Ship Elissa Repair Effort Gets FEMA Boost

More than $1.4 million has been awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help repair storm damage to the historic 1877 tall ship Elissa. The ship’s iron hull was corroded by stray current in …

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Fall Boat Show Calendar Cater to All Boating Tastes

Whether you love traditional wooden boats, modern super yachts, speedy powerboats, performance sportfishers, or cruising sail craft, there’s a boat show calendar for you in the Southeast this month. Week One That diversity starts the first weekend of the month …

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Southeast News and Views from August 2012

Southeast News and Views THE HOUSTON SUMMER BOAT SHOW   HOUSTON, TX: Organizers forecast increased crowds at the 25th annual Houston Summer Boat Show June 20-24 at Reliant Center. The event featured an impressive display of fishing boats, kayaks, ski …

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Galveston Yacht Basin Rises From Ike’s Ashes

Future looks bright for Galveston Yacht Basin   In the wake of Hurricane Ike in September 2008, Galveston Bay’s marine infrastructure suffered enormous damage. Many facilities are only now returning to full operation. One of the hardest hit was the …

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Houston Area Boaters Cruise into Spring Fling

FREEPORT, Texas – More than 44 powerboats and 80 sailboats had registered to participate in the second annual Texas Mariners Cruising Association Spring Fling, May 18-20. Participants – mostly from the Houston and Galveston area – were to sail or …

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Inaugural Galveston to Gulfport Race Dates Set

New ocean race sets sail from Galveston this summer One of the most popular regattas launching out of Texas is changing directions this year. Lakewood Yacht Club organized and ran the biennial Regatta de Amigos between Galveston and Veracruz, Mexico …

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