California Local Boating News
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.
The late Dennis Holland, a master shipwright, launched Pilgrim of Newport at Lido Shipyard in December 1983.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sailor sets the record straight after CNN reports he’s ‘hanging up his sails.’
A total of 42 guest slips were completed in June 1978, according to a San Diego Log article.
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 — 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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) invites you to design and construct a working kayak for the 2015 Kardboard Kayak Race.