Tomorrow -- June 8 -- has been designated as National Marina Day, and numerous marinas and marine businesses will be inviting you to join the celebration.
I was pleased to read about the Isthmus’ new harbormaster, Armando Eason (in the May 24-June 6 issue article, “New Harbormaster Brings Changes to Two Harbors”).
I read the story, “Port of Los Angeles Offers Engine Replacement Program” (in the May 24-June 6 issue), with a great deal of interest.
This is National Safe Boating Week -- and next week is the unofficial start of prime boating season: Memorial Day. There’s no time like the present to take a look at your Number 1 piece of onboard safety gear: your personal flotation device (PFD).
I sailed to Avalon for a few days this winter. I have always enjoyed this quaint little town during the winter months -- and I kind of feel like I am a “local” when the crowds are gone.
Regarding the northwest entrance’s white light and its leaning structure (currently in serious need of repair), I guess the old saying is true: “It’s going to take an Army Corps of Engineers to fix that.” It has been broken for nearly two years now.
I wish to thank attorney David Weil for his response to my letter (in the April 26-May 9 issue) concerning the Supreme Court’s handling of the houseboat case (determining whether a floating home is legally a vessel).
It seems that no matter how good an idea sounds for a community improvement project, there is bound to be at least one resident who vigorously opposes it.
There were actually three issues before the court. The surface issue -- “Is a houseboat a vessel?” -- according to the letter of the law, it’s a vessel. So is a rubber ducky and a coffee cup.
The Newport Boat Show, running April 18-21 at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Your article on “Duffy Docks” (“‘Duffy Dock’ Proposed as Alternative to Existing Moorings,” in the March 29-April 11 issue) got my attention.
I just got the latest Log, and I was struck by your article about (the proposal for) changing from moorings to docks in Newport Harbor.
Orange County gained a new harbormaster this month, and said a fond farewell to a retiring harbormaster who made a difference for local boaters.
(While improved public access to the beach and waterfront is one of the Marina Park project features the city of Newport Beach touts,) the bayfront beach has been open to the public since the fences were taken down, with the current configuration of 56 mobile home units in 1956 -- 57 years ago.
Construction on Newport Harbor’s long-awaited Marina Park project is about to begin, bringing the city a brand-new public marina, a guest dock, a sailing center and a waterfront park with access to a bayfront beach. It’s also bringing something else to Newport Harbor: a 71-foot-tall “faux lighthouse.”