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.”
Traditionally, the America's Cup race course has been out in the ocean, so everyone with a boat could gather round and watch the event. Reading a story about the race in the latest Yachting magazine, I discovered this year’s race course is just off the club’s marina -- so, only people paying thousands of dollars can get a good view of the start and finish line ... and the race in general, for that matter.
Just when it seemed no one was prepared to stop the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from authorizing widespread sale of potentially engine-killing new 15-percent ethanol blended fuel at gas pumps and fuel docks nationwide, two U.S. senators announced that help was on the way.
The story “Police Say Suspected Killer Tried to Hijack a San Diego Boat” (in the Feb. 15-28 issue of The Log Newspaper) should serve as a wake-up call to all of us. It proves just how vulnerable we all are, even in the seemingly well-insulated world of our own marina.
Remember back when the EPA decided to approve a high 15-percent ethanol-blend fuel for sale at gas stations nationwide? The EPA made the decision despite thousands of objections from recreational boating advocates, automobile builders, boat builders, motorcycle builders, lawn care equipment producers and numerous other experts, who warned of serious engine damage that the new E15 gasoline could wreak on all but the newest cars on the road.
We have watched as the Los Angeles Times has revealed many serious issues regarding Catalina’s nonprofit Catalina Island Conservancy -- instituted for the preservation of Catalina’s unspoiled interior lands, we have been told.
Are you curious to see just how big the proposed “boat barn” dry storage facility planned for Dana Point Harbor will be? The harbor’s recreational boaters are definitely interested -- and they are about to find out.