News from Waterway Guide for December 12, 2018

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In This Edition:

  • Why a Pastor Wrote an Obituary for a Lutefisk Dinner
  • Climbing the Inner Forestay…Solo
  • Ice Skating in The Bahamas? Find Out Where & When
  • Army Corps Begins Dredging 6 Baltimore Harbor Channels
  • Why Did the Chum Salmon Literally Cross the Road?
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WWII Weapons Uncovered by Hurricane in NC

First, Hurricane Florence swept decades worth of sand from the beach exposing coins, which dated back to the 1940s and military artifacts. One beachcomber used his metal detector to turn up bullets for a Browning machine gun and shrapnel. However, soon he was turning up much larger projectiles, 40mm and 90mm caliber—the largest so heavy they weighed 27 pounds each.
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Southern · Bahamas & TCI · Cuba · General
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Webinar Tomorrow! Cruising The Bahamas & Caribbean

Is your New Year’s resolution to finally take a trip to The Bahamas or Caribbean? Then the first leg of the journey is attending the upcoming webinar, “Cruising The Bahamas and Caribbean” on December 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time with Waterway Guide and Navionics.
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Deltaville Maritime Museum: Donate Your Boat or Car
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Two Months After Michael: Mexico Beach Still Recovering

Panhandle areas like Mexico Beach saw the worst of the storm but the community is still working hard to recover.
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WG Marinas App: Thousands of marina destinations in a single app!
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A Deeper Diver Into Explorer Functions: Navigation Alerts

Now that our team has updated Waterway Guide Explorer it’s time to take a look at some of the functions and see exactly what this tool can do. This week we’re taking a deeper dive into the Nav Alerts function.
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Why a Pastor Wrote an Obituary for a Lutefisk Dinner

Few obituaries are written for laughs. Yet a recent obituary penned by Reverend John Klawiter of Forest Lake, Minnesota’s Faith Lutheran Church was intended to evoke giggles as well as grief. It wasn’t for a person.
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Why Did the Chum Salmon Literally Cross the Road?

Every year around November, the Skokomish Valley Road in Washington finds itself heavy with traffic as shimmering chum salmon exit the nearby Skokomish River and cross the road in a frenzy.
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Hartford Boat Show Cruising In: January 17-20

ESSEX, CT — Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Hartford Boat Show leads the winter boat show schedule as the first in Northeast, showcasing every aspect of boating under the sun.
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Ice Skating in The Bahamas? Find Out Where & When

ABACO — Residents and visitors alike will come together to enjoy a unique event in Hope Town as they hosted their Annual Christmas Village featuring the Bahamas’ very own ice skating rink.
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Oasis Marinas to Manage Point Lookout Marina

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, today announced that the firm has been awarded the management contract for Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, Maryland.
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Army Corps Begins Dredging 6 Baltimore Harbor Channels

Crews will begin removing approximately 2 million cubic yards of material from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore as part of a contract managed by the USACE.
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Virtual Tour Gets Everyone Aboard USS Wisconsin

Visiting the Battleship Wisconsin just became easier for those with limited mobility thanks to a new room that provides a virtual tour of the vessel.
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Climbing the Inner Forestay…Solo

Solo sailor Lisa Blair gives a personal account of her painful experience trying to get the mainsail down via a solo trip up the inner forestay to fix the problem.
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Photo of the Week

Artful Dodger: Sunrise through a snow and ice encrusted dodger in Portland, Maine. Photo by Cruising Editor for the Northern Waterway Guide, James Lane.
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