The sixth annual Flying Fish Festival will offer four days of family fun, beginning with the ninth annual Taste Around of Avalon.
Boaters can enjoy wine tastings from the region’s top wineries and great traditional cuisine at Hotel Coral and Marina’s Fiestas del Mar celebration, April 20 in Ensenada.
Channel Islands Harbor
April 3 • 2:55 p.m. Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officers received a report of people jumping off the wharf, into the harbor. Two officers responded, and although no one was found in the water, officers discovered an unconscious teenager on the wharf. They provided emergency medical care, and the teen was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
March 24 • 1:30 a.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a juvenile elephant seal in strange surroundings, on the corner of Cabrillo Boulevard and State Street. Harbor Patrol officers responded, captured the animal and notified the Marine Mammal Center.
When I bought my boat nearly 20 years ago, it was registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The boat has a six-digit number engraved on a bulkhead in the engine room, and I am informed that this is probably an old Coast Guard documentation number that must have been used by a prior owner. I have applied for a loan that will be secured by the boat, and the finance company has indicated that it will require the boat to be Coast Guard documented. I am a little confused by this process, and I am hoping that you can shed some light on it. First, why is the lender requiring Coast Guard documentation? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to Coast Guard documentation? If the ...