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Traffic Calming

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Workers from Team Elmer’s and Kent companies are pouring the curb and gutter and pedestrian crossing ramps today. Please slow down and give ’em a brake. 

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New Life

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This turtle “Parked” herself in the parking lot back by the creek to lay her eggs. Please don’t disturb her.

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Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat Auction

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31st Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Garage Sale Saturday, June 3rd at 9 am 13268 S West Bay Shore Drive 9 am viewing; 11 am auction. Ongoing garage sale of nautical items. Ron Bancroft Auctioneer of donated watercraft to benefit Maritime Heritage Alliance programs of preservation & team building/sailing for at-risk youth. Auction boats: Rebel […]

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Sails Up!

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A huge shout-out to Quantum Sails for the donation of a set of custom net sails for the O’Day Mariner in the Ship Shapes Exhibit. Made from an open weave fabric, the intent is to let the wind blow through the sails so we can leave them up at all times. Kids are going to have […]

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The Ship Shape Exhibit is Taking Shape

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Volunteer shipwrights from the Maritime Heritage Alliance are building a facsimile of a Mackinaw boat on the ship shape exhibit deck next to a fully rigged modern fiberglass O’day Mariner sloop.  Eventually the exhibit will include some graphic that tell the story of the evolution of water transportation.  Kids are going to have a lot of fun […]

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New Name Unveiled

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At a TC Ticker recess event on July 13, the new name for the dock formerly known as “Coal” was unveiled. In order to connect the programs and activities currently being offered at the Discovery Center, the new name will be Discovery Pier. (Photo courtesy of the TC Ticker.) To see more check out the Ticker article. […]

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Article in The Ticker on the former coal dock

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Great coverage in The Ticker about plans for the former coal dock. Fred Sitkins is quoted: “The possibility this presents is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” Inland Seas Education Association Executive Director Fred Sitkins says. “Having the opportunity to at times have all three tall ships in that basin is a real attraction.” We look forward […]