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Monday, June 29, 2015
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1990: Sailors set up nautical registry before wedding

1990: Sailors set up nautical registry before wedding

posted: 6/29/2015

In the story published in the Feb. 19, 1990 issue of The Log, staff writer Justine Sahli wrote of husband-and-wife-to-be Richard Lewis and Carole Bender’s unique request to register for gifts at the West Marine in Marina del Rey.


1983: A dream comes true for the Holland Family

1983: A dream comes true for the Holland Family

posted: 6/28/2015

The late Dennis Holland, a master shipwright, launched Pilgrim of Newport at Lido Shipyard in December 1983.

1983: Off to Australia

1983: Off to Australia

posted: 6/27/2015

In the Oct. 21, 1983 edition of The Log, it was reported author Tristan Jones and Wally Rediske embarked from San Diego Bay for Australia on a round the world voyage.

1983: Rebuilding of coastline will cost $15.3 million

1983: Rebuilding of coastline will cost $15.3 million

posted: 6/27/2015

A storm billed as the state’s “worst winter storm in nearly a century” rocked the California coastline and resulted in millions in repairs needed for breakwaters, seawalls and waterfront structures up and down the coast. 

1983: Newport officials fail to rise to bridge raising question

1983: Newport officials fail to rise to bridge raising question

posted: 6/26/2015

Boaters were discouraged by the Newport Beach City Councils attitude toward the request to raise the then 47-year-old Newport Channel Bridge, according to a story in the May 6, 1983 paper.

1979: Miss Bud misses speed record, driver survives 200 mph crash

1979: Miss Bud misses speed record, driver survives 200 mph crash

posted: 6/26/2015

Dean Chenoweth, driver of the Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane, survived a crash after the vessel leaped into the air at a rate of 215 mph.

John Szalay: No plans to retire from sailing

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

Sailor sets the record straight after CNN reports he’s ‘hanging up his sails.’

 

1979: Dana Point opens new guest slips

1979: Dana Point opens new guest slips

posted: 6/25/2015

A total of 42 guest slips were completed in June 1978, according to a San Diego Log article. 

Newport Beach to review roles of Harbor Commission, Tidelands Committee

Newport Beach to review roles of Harbor Commission, Tidelands Committee

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

NEWPORT BEACH — A scaled down version of a proposal to completely eliminate Newport Beach’s Tidelands Management Committee and merge the group with the Harbor Commission gained the support of the City Council last month. 

San Diego: A boater’s paradise

San Diego: A boater’s paradise

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

SAN DIEGO — The boating community certainly maintains a strong presence in San Diego Bay, with marinas and moored boats visible from just about anywhere you can see the water.

Sailor to use parachute anchor in Greenland expedition

Sailor to use parachute anchor in Greenland expedition

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

NEWPORT BEACH — An Orange County manufacturer of storm survival and emergency street drag devices announced a partnership with a sailor to test a parachute anchor, or para-anchor, during a 100-day expedition from Maryland to Greenland.

Coronado pushes final Glorietta Bay Marina renovations forward

Coronado pushes final Glorietta Bay Marina renovations forward

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

CORONADO — Plans to replace a wooden dock in Coronado’s Glorietta Bay Marina with a concrete structure and make other improvements were unanimously approved by the City Council on June 2. 

Fireworks to light up Southern California skies

Fireworks to light up Southern California skies

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 6/25/2015

To help you with your holiday plans, here is The Log newspaper’s annual list of Independence Day fireworks shows and related activities that boaters can enjoy.

Trash skimmers in Dana Point, San Diego keep harbor waters clean

Trash skimmers in Dana Point, San Diego keep harbor waters clean

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/25/2015

DANA POINT — It looks like a half-sunken heavy duty garbage bin to the untrained eye, however, the trash skimmers installed at the edges of docks and on the water’s surface at a handful of marinas in Southern California are more than trash receptacles. 

Kardboard Kayak Race is battle of ‘wit, design and courage’

Kardboard Kayak Race is battle of ‘wit, design and courage’

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 6/25/2015

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) invites you to design and construct a working kayak for the 2015 Kardboard Kayak Race.

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