News from Waterway Guide for August 22, 2018

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In This Edition:

  • Peddocks Island: Reimaging Boston Harbor Spit
  • Fate of Dunedin Causeway Bridge Decided This Week
  • Scientists Testing New Solution for Toxic Red Tide
  • Volvo Has a Boat That Parks Itself
  • Eight Bells: Record-Breaking Disabled Sailor Dies at 46
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Nine Survive Collision on the Chesapeake Bay

Double Decker: Here’s the story behind the image that went viral this week after a commercial boat, part of a charter service, and a J/105 sailboat belonging to the Chesapeake Boating Club in Eastport, collided. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to investigate the incident.
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A Warning of ‘Life Threatening’ Waves on Lake Michigan

Dangerous waves up to 7 feet high and strong rip currents created “life threatening” conditions at Lake Michigan beaches this week, according to the National Weather Service.
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Helmsman Trawlers
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Scientists Testing New Solution for Toxic Red Tide

At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals. But researchers at a lab in Sarasota say they have a machine that can fight the red tide.
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Riverwalk Landing Piers on the Yorktown Waterfront
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Live Action Little Mermaid Remake is a Surprise Hit

Tell me if you’ve recently had this experience: You’re browsing the web, catching up on the very specific two-and-a-half-minute art form that is movie trailers, when you see a preview for a film called The Little Mermaid.
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Five Tips for Catching Catfish in the Dog Days of Summer

Catfish and some other species, are more active in hot weather. They are biting in streams of any size, in all lakes and many farm ponds. Here are some tips for capitalizing on their biting hunger.
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One Man’s Quest for the 10-Pound Flounder Continues

Inshore fishing is resulting in quite a variety, and summer flounder are still solid in the back bays, inlets and ocean. Frank Jankowski got just ounces away from a 10-pounder twice this summer.
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Fate of Dunedin Causeway Bridge Decided This Week

Pinellas County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on plans to replace the Dunedin Causeway bridge, which visitors travel on to reach Honeymoon Island State Park.
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Peddocks Island: Reimagining Boston Harbor Spit

Federal and state officials are leading a redevelopment of Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor to make it more hospitable for and attractive to visitors.
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The Process & Approach of a Winning Team

Brad Russell grew up a lake sailor at Lake Norman Yacht Club (Charlotte, NC). Now he’s the Thistle Class National Champion, taking the 2018 title in Westport, CT.
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Sailing Around the World: ‘We are a Living Field Trip’

When married couple Behan and Jamie Gifford plotted to set sail around the world with their children 10 years ago, there was only one problem. Their kids couldn’t swim.
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Volvo Has a Boat That Parks Itself

Volvo bought an Azimut 68S to test and demonstrate its self-docking system. Jon Mendez tests the new technology at the Volvo Ocean Race’s Gothenburg stopover.
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Eight Bells: Record-Breaking Disabled Sailor Dies at 46

Hilary Lister, who was paralized from the neck down, became famous after she used the “sip-and-puff” system of boat control by blowing and sucking through plastic straws.
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Photo of the Week

C-Class Regatta — Black Point, The Bahamas. Photo by Robert Weems.
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