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CAPT LOUíS NAUTICAL NEWS 7/10/16

COAST GUARD PREPARING FOR GOP CONVENTION
The Coast Guard is concerned that downtown Clevelandís waterfront location could make the Republican National Convention a potential terror target. Restrictions on marine traffic the week of the convention will be in place. The area of the Cuyahoga River right outside the Quicken Loans Arena will receive the most attention. A Coast Guard officer said he was unaware of any credible terror threats, but said they must be ready.

BODY OF MAN DIVING FOR LOBSTERS RECOVERED
The body of a 55 year old Cape Cod man diving for lobsters was recovered off Town Neck Beach in the town of Sandwich. A kayaker found the body floating in the water near a boat displaying a scuba diving flag. The Coast Guard was notified and sent a rescue boat from the Cape Cod Canal station. A Sandwich Fire Department also responded and recovered the body in about 5 to 6 feet of water. Police said the apparent cause of death was from accidental drowning.

WATER SKIER INJURED BY BOAT PROPELLER
A water skier from Woburn suffered a serious leg injury from the propeller of the boat pulling him. The accident happened in New Hampshire. After being struck by the propeller, he was pulled aboard the boat operated by his cousin and rushed ashore to a waiting Life Flight helicopter. After police questioned the cousin who was driving the boat, they arrested him, charging him with a felony - driving a boat under the influence causing personal injury. He was released on bail. The boat was impounded by the State Police Marine Patrol.

CHARTER BOAT CAPTAIN SEES KILLER WHALE OFF CAPE COD
A charter boat captain trolling for tuna off the Cape Cod National Seashore reported seeing the fin of a killer whale. He photographed the whale and showed it to authorities who confirmed it was indeed an orca whale. The captain said he had seen orcas before when he fished on the west coast, so he immediately knew what he was seeing. Sightings of killer whales in the northeast are rare according to NOAA scientists. They believe this whale is a 10 year old male named Old Thom that has been seen repeatedly in the Bay of Fundy since 2008. The orcas are known to feast on tunas and herring. They have also been seen killing smaller minke whales. On the west coast, orcas eat salmon, sharks, and sea lions.

NEW MARITIME CENTER PROPOSED FOR MARSHFIELD
Some Marshfield residents raised questions about a proposed new 3,800-square-foot maritime center containing a harbormasterís office, a garage for boat storage, room for safety training, a kitchenette for staff use, and public showers and bathrooms. Residents expressed concerns about parking, the necessity of the kitchenette, and the wetlands where the center would be built. The town's appeals board had already decided that a variance would be needed. Harbormaster Mike DiMeo said the public could use a part of the facility as a public meeting place. Plans for the maritime center have been in the works since 2005, and Demeo hopes that construction will take place in the fall.

LOTS OF HERRING COUNTED
The North South River Watershed Association and Massachusetts Bays Program recruited and trained 68 citizen scientist volunteers this year to count river herring migrating into First Herring Brook in Scituate,Third Herring Brook in Norwell and Hanover, Herring Brook in Pembroke, and the South River in Marshfield. From March 28th to May 31st volunteers spent over 193 hours in 10-minute intervals counting over 9,516 fish. Counts at First Herring Brook in Scituate remained low, similar to recent years since flow was restored to the Old Oaken Bucket fish ladder in 2012. However, the herring at Third Herring Brook had its highest herring count yet, reaching over 2,600 fish, and Herring Brook had the second highest number of fish in years. Volunteers at the South River counted 912 herring downstream of the Veterans Memorial Park fish ladder, but no herring were seen actually traveling up and over the dam via the fish ladder.

ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Southern Florida is experiencing an environmental nightmare from a green and blue algae bloom coming from Lake Okeechobee. Thousands of dead fish are washing ashore and reports of people getting sick from swimming have closed the beaches.. Officials believe the cause of the algae is from runoff from private sewage systems, lawn fertilizers, and pollution from farms. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency last week in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Lee counties and is asking for federal help.

ALL MAPPED HUMAN REMAINS RECOVERED FROM EGYPTAIR MS804
A search vessel contracted by the Egyptian government has recovered all mapped human remains under water at the crash site of EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean. Officials said the plane crashed in the deepest part of the Mediterranean. You might recall that the Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19th and all 66 people on board were killed. The cause of the crash remains unknown and no explanation for the disaster has been ruled out.


CELEBRATING 24 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"

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* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public
service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS
PROGRAM"
* Past Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
* Judge of New England Boat Show's Best Exhibitors
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Retired Status U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club




 

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CELEBRATING 24 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"

Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou  and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio  station 95.9FM WATD, streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You  can also listen to a replay of recent shows anytime during the week at  www.NauticalTalk.com.

* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
* Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
* Judge of New England Boat Show's Best Exhibitors
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club

"CELEBRATING 23 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"


Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM WATD, Marshfield, and streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of the most recent show anytime during the week at www.nauticaltalk.com.

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