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Norwalk Cove Marina Acquires Hathaway Rigging

By Benjamin Cesare

Norwalk Cove Marina Acquires Hathaway Rigging

When the crew at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT heard of the retirement of the principals at sailmaker and rigging company Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond in nearby Stamford, the initial reaction was sadness that another iconic stalwart of the industry was gone. The second reaction was of opportunity, and the third was a question: How can we help preserve the legacy of Hathaway? Hathaway Rigging at Norwalk Cove is continuing the proud tradition of the company…

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On Watch

On Watch – Don Miller

By Benjamin Cesare

On Watch – Don Miller

Don Miller did not enter sailing through a yacht club or time with his parents on the family boat. Rather, he came to it almost literally up through the hawse-pipe. Hailing from north New Jersey, Don arrived home one afternoon in 1967 to find his call-up papers waiting for him.

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Publisher's Log

Strong Bonds

By Chris Gill

Strong Bonds

Scuttlebutt Sailing News recently published a write-up about WindCheck (issue 4860). Being recognized as a vital part of the sailing community by such a well respected publication and Editor as Scuttlebutt and Craig Leweck is humbling, to say the least. It makes me proud. The title of the piece is “The Ties That Bind.”

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Cruising

K9 Safety at Sea

By Benjamin Cesare

K9 Safety at Sea

it’s easy to forget that even dogs need to be suited up with the right safety gear before heading out on the open waters. For example, even the most water-loving Labrador should wear a dog life jacket, as rough waters can pull under any canine. There are plenty of considerations to keep in mind when you bring your furry skipper out for a sail.

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Coop's Corner

Summer Reading

By Joe Cooper

Summer Reading

By Joe Cooper Early June: Summer is here, pretty much, for sure, I’m certain, I think. If it is here, it is a great time to stretch out on the cockpit seats and catch up on all the bestsellers you’ve been missing out on. Or if you’re like me (and yes, that phrase did give me pause), you might dig back into some of your favorite books…on sailing of course. Some of mine are discussed this month….

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