Harbor Watch shoreline water quality testing program receives grant

May 1, 2013

  Harbor Watch, a water quality testing program and part of the Westport based Earthplace Nature Discovery Center recently received a $ 38,165.00 from the state of Connecticut to help expand its shoreline tracking effort to assist in the elimination of bacteria sources identified in 2012. Harbor Watch’s mission is "restoring the biological integrity of Long Island Sound and its watershed"…Read Harbor Watch shoreline water quality testing program receives grant

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New Research Vessel for the Maritime Aquarium

April 10, 2013

  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has contracted Robert E. Derecktor, Inc. of Mamaroneck, NY to construct a 65 foot $ 2.5 million dollar hybrid diesel-electric research vessel. The new vessel will replace the Aquarium’s existing 33 year old diesel powered 40 foot trawler “Oceanic”. The yet to be named vessel's hybrid system is being engineered to propel the vessel for almost 2 ½…Read New Research Vessel for the Maritime Aquarium

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Is Your Boat Zinc-ing ?

April 3, 2013

  So what is the big deal about putting zincs on my boat, and why should I care ?   Galvanic Corrosion When two different metals (like your bronze propeller and your stainless steel prop shaft) are put together underwater, they basically create a battery and electric voltage can flow between them. As in a battery, one material is more noble (the SS shaft) and the other less noble…Read Is Your Boat Zinc-ing ?

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June Boating Seminars

March 11, 2013

  Two Boating Seminars are being offered this June by Capt. Rick Delfosse: Coastal Cruising and Cruising Destinations Seminar and Women Only Boating Skills Seminars    Women Only Boating Skills Seminar  Two Tuesday Evenings,  June 11'th & 18'th  from 7 - 9:30 PM    Continues from where the state eight hour course leaves off:  Brush up on your boating knowledge. …Read June Boating Seminars

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Demo Day at Norwalk Cove Marina was a GREAT Success

February 6, 2013

  Over a hundred Cove and Rex customers attended - and the Chowder was great ! The Cove informational Demo Day held Saturday March 9'th offered these sessions with the pros:   Paint, gelcoat, fiberglass repairs. Troubleshooting basic engine problems & tips on how to fix them. Care & maintenance of engines. Introducing John Deere engines and service at Norwalk…Read Demo Day at Norwalk Cove Marina was a GREAT Success

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Best Restaurants in CT for 2013

January 30, 2013

  Locals and frequent visitors know that Norwalk offers an incredibly diverse selection of award winning restaurants, but now the word is out……   Connecticut Magazine declared in its February 2013 edition the winners for Best Restaurants of 2013 in 26 categories. Each category listed the top five winners (in alphabetical order) and additional noteworthy honorable mentions. The…Read Best Restaurants in CT for 2013

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OPINION: Is online boater training sufficient?

January 7, 2013

  By Capt. Rick Delfosse    Re-Posted from Soundings 3/8/13 The controversial issue of online safe boating classes and testing has surfaced again in Connecticut. Shot down twice before, a bill drafted by the Boating Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has been presented to legislators in Hartford. This new law would recognize at-home online…Read OPINION: Is online boater training sufficient?

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Holiday Boat Parades

December 13, 2012

  A fun tradition is spreading to many waterfront towns as pictures of holiday boat parades have been posted online. From rowboats and crew shells to huge commercial ferries, across the country, boaters are joining this joyful celebration. Stamford recently held their “Harbor Parade of Lights”.  On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a dozen or more boats were decorated with incredible…Read Holiday Boat Parades

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Need a Mid Winter Boating Fix ? Try a Charter...

December 6, 2012

  With local charter boats decommissioned for the Winter, there is always the option to head South to warmer climates to satisfy your Winter boating needs. Here are some ideas for a winter charter... Charter boats can be power or sail, monohull or catamaran, bare boat or fully crewed with every possible option in between. From Megayachts with every conceivable toy (including a submarine…Read Need a Mid Winter Boating Fix ? Try a Charter...

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Holiday Gift Central !

November 29, 2012

  Gift Ideas from the Norwalk Cove Ship's Store and Nautical Boutique: Nautical Tree Ornaments, Ships Models, Chelsea Clocks and Barometers, Nautical Jewelry, Handheld VHF Radios and Stocking Stuffers.  New Fenders or Docklines, a modern Chartplotter, a color Depth Sounder, a new boat VHF with DSC, Safety gear, a new Chartbook, a copy of 2013 Eldridge book..... Better yet, stop by and…Read Holiday Gift Central !

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