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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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Yorktown Needs Cleanup Work

The aircraft carrier USS Yorktown needs more than $4 million in cleanup work, according to a study released by the Patriots Point Development Authority which manages the ship as the centerpiece of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston …

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Cruise into Edenton Harbor Birthday Bash

As part of a year-long celebration of the 300th anniversary of its founding, the historic town of Edenton, N.C., is hosting “Cruise into Edenton Harbor” May 6-12 with free dockage at the city marina. But the hospitality doesn’t end there. …

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NEWS – Tall Ship Elissa Back in Berth

Elissa is welcomed back from the shipyard by a bagpiper. Photo by Jamie White, Director of the Texas Seaport Museum

Tall Ship Elissa Back in Berth Marking the end of more than four months in dry dock at Texas City’s Bollinger Shipyard, the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa returned to her berth at the Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum on …

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Boat Show Dreaming

After enjoying a production at the Houston Grand Opera last week, I learned that “Show Boat” is nothing like a boat show. “Show Boat” has some catchy singing and fine dance moves, but it falls short in the boat department. …

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NEWS: Rybovich Gains Dry Dock

Rybovich shipyard in West Palm Beach, Fla., took delivery of a 3,000-ton floating dry dock in September.

Rybovich Gains Dry Dock Rybovich shipyard in West Palm Beach, Fla., took delivery of a 3,000-ton floating dry dock in September. Together with their existing 150- and 660-ton Travelifts, the floating dry dock gives the company a broad range of …

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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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The Moorings Expands to East Coast

The Mooring expands to East Coast

For the first time, customers of The Moorings can explore the U.S. East Coast by chartering boats from new bases in Annapolis, Md., and Miami, Fla. “Year on year, The Moorings continues to push boundaries, leading the way with the …

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A New Year on the Water

  For many, the first day of the year is like a re-launch – an opportunity to make resolutions for self-improvement in the coming 12 months, a chance to make big plans for accomplishments to come. I’ve never been one …

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Anchor A-Weighing Way Too Much

It was the first day of the New Year, and we were ready to move on after a rowdy night in Key West. On Duvall Street, we had waved at a drag queen named Sushi in her ruby slipper as …

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NEWS: Regulator Launched NEW Regulator 34

Regulator Marine founders Joan and Owen Maxwell introduced their new Regulator 34 sportfisher - Courtesy of Regulator

REGULATOR INTRODUCES 34 SPORTFISHER Regulator Marine founders Joan and Owen Maxwell introduced their new Regulator 34 sportfisher at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. The boat features the largest cocktpit in its class and a transom design that …

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Nautical New Years Traditions

For dyed in the sea boaters, every day onboard is a good day – and that includes both the last and first days of the year. Throughout the Southeast, mariners have begun New Years Traditions to celebrate the New Year …

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