News from Waterway Guide for March 11, 2020

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl: The Norse Visit Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The Waterside venue here is awash in fluttering red, white and blue flags, not American, but Norwegian, as the indigo blue Scandinavian cross marks the presence of the stately Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a tall sailing ship originally built in 1914. The ship is here for the 15th time.
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‘Redundant’ Coast Guard Stations in NJ Set to Close

Two U.S. Coast Guard stations that patrol waterways in and around New Jersey are set to close by 2021, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement.
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Prevent Collision at Sea – Look Out Below & Above & About!

When I take young sailors out on the high seas, I usually challenge the group with the following: “If anybody can tell me where it is 50-degrees below zero within 10 miles of our location, I will give them this $20 bill.”
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Blind Horse: "King" of the Outer Banks Has Died

GRADY, NC – A blind wild horse that had roamed the Outer Banks has died. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund reports that Amadeo passed away on Friday. The horse was once considered a king of the undeveloped beaches north of Corolla.
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Nantucket Boat Basin
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Richmond Artist Sailing Strong Into His 90s

Ninety-year-old Richmond resident Jim DeWitt’s path to becoming an internationally renowned artist was as shifting and unpredictable as the waves the sailing enthusiast once raced upon.
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Age 64: She’s Oldest Woman to Row Across Atlantic Ocean

A 64-year-old who only took up rowing six years ago has become the oldest woman to row an ocean after crossing the Atlantic in 86 days. Sara Brewer achieved the feat alongside her rowing partner.
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Fort Myers’ 6-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve an Oasis

We walked quietly past the black-crowned night heron, hoping not to disturb the last moments of its all-night forage for food.
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People and Erosion Threaten Florida Lighthouse

Walking the trails around the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse area, it’s easy to see why the site’s manager describes the role as his dream job.
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Play Deeper Dive News Trivia

Each week our News Editor will select a story from the previous newsletter for this quiz.
A Georgia angler got "the surprise of his life" when what "monster" devoured his striped bass lure? HINT: Definitely not a striped bass.

  1. A monster gator
  2. A massive water moccasin
  3. A giant blue catfish
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New Vessel Route Tested to Reduce Wake in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN, MA – The Harbor Committee voted to recommend a new route in Provincetown Harbor to, in theory, make small boats and swimmers more protected. The board voted February 6 in favor.
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USCG’s Role in Response to Coronavirus Likely to Increase

The head of the Coast Guard talked about the service’s involvement in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and whether it would follow the Marine Corps’ lean in banning the confederate flag at its installations.
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Top 10 Phrases That Came From Sailing

When you stop to think about it…sailing is pretty amazing. From a historical perspective, through its role in travel, trade and war, it was the absolute hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years.
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The Invention That Saved a Million Ships

In the 1820s, Augustin Fresnel invented a new kind of lens and installed it in France’s Cordouan lighthouse. Suddenly, one lamp could light the way for sailors many miles out to sea.
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Photo of the Week

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE: The Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel "Woody" Williams was commissioned in Norfolk, VA, as a warship on March 7, 2020. The ship transfers from military Sealift Command to the Navy. Photo by Waterway Guide News Editor Lisa Suhay
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