Advertisement
HomeCollectionsCedar Point
IN THE NEWS

Cedar Point

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 18, 1994
The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's Cedar Point Race, which no longer goes anywhere near Cedar Point itself, was a mixed bag of wind directions and conditions this year.The 43 starters in eight classes headed down the bay in a relatively steady moderate southerly breeze on Saturday morning, Sept. 10, only to meet fickle breezes that died out before coming back in from northerly quarters of the compass and settling in with more than 15 knots from the northeast and lumpy seas.Fresh from a victory in Annapolis Race Week just a few days earlier, Gibson Islander George Collins and the crew on his Mumm 36 Moxie took first-to-finish honors along with the top slot in PHRF A-0 over the 53.5-mile course from Annapolis to R '78' near Taylor's Island and back to a finish north of the Bay Bridge at Baltimore Light.
ARTICLES BY DATE
TRAVEL
By Carla Correa | November 2, 2008
Swing on over to that perennial swing state, Ohio. The Buckeye State, which could decide Tuesday's presidential election, is the home of Joe the Plumber, the birthplace of seven former presidents and the headquarters of Diebold, a manufacturer of those sometimes-controversial touch-screen voting machines. 1 Rock the vote : Politics inspires some of America's best music, so start your trip in Cleveland with a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on Lake Erie. The popular attraction delves into music's roots, artifacts and artists.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | September 11, 1991
Anybody who was on or near the Chesapeake Bay last weekend experienced a superb weekend for enjoying a motorboat ride under sunny skies with virtually no wind to kick up nasty waves.A number of hardies were out trying to complete a 53.5-mile race in sailboats, however.Their experiences were a little different, although those brave or masochistic enough to to finish the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's venerable Cedar Point Race in the wee hours Sunday wound up having a particularly good time in spite of the frustrating conditions.
NEWS
By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2000
SANDUSKY, Ohio - The roller-coaster season began last weekend, and Dave Haverlock has set himself a lofty goal. The 21-year-old Cleveland resident wants to ride the world's tallest roller coaster 310 times - one for every vertical foot of steel. He is well ahead of schedule. In the first four days of the brand-new $25 million Millennium Force's operation, he rode it more than 40 times. Hurtling at more than 90 mph down an 80-degree slope gives him a sensation like no other, he says: "The height, the speed, the air time - it's just an all-around great ride."
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | September 16, 1990
It goes only 53.5 miles to the mouth of the Little Choptank and back these days, but the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's annual Cedar Point Race is alive and well after a history stretching back more than 60 years.This year's race began at the mouth of the Severn last Saturday morning for 79 boats in eight handicap classes. It was one of the event's fastest and most exciting, and it wasn't due only to being some 30 miles shorter than it once was.Last year the PHRF and IMS classes requested that their big-boat A and I divisions be allowed to sail the shorter course to the Choptank and back, which had been in use for smaller boats for many years.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | September 16, 1992
This year's Cedar Point Race, one of the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's longest-running big-boat events, drew 68 PHRF, IMS, and MORC crews out to the line at R'2' Saturday morning for the spinnaker start of a 53.5-mile haul.It went down to R'78' off the mouth of the Choptank and the long beat back up the bay to a finish line set at Baltimore Light.In winds that varied through the day from a low of less than 5 knots in midafternoon to a high in the upper teens as the sun went down, the fleet spread out and converged again and again while some sailors followed their own personal breezes and others bobbed in frustrating light-air holes.
FEATURES
By Kara Kenna | May 1, 1994
Cedar Point park ready to unleash the RaptorAn amusement park and resort all in one, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has a range of activities for the entire family. The park offers 56 rides, children's attractions and live entertainment.This summer, Cedar Point debuts its latest roller coaster, the Raptor.The Raptor features chair-like vehicles suspended below an inverted track that send passengers looping upside down on the outside of the structure. The chairs can seat four people and will give riders the sensation of flying at high speeds.
NEWS
By Mark Vosburgh and Mark Vosburgh,Orlando Sentinel | August 15, 1993
THE HARD TO CATCH MERCY William Baldwin Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 451 pages. $19.95 William Baldwin, a rural South Carolina shrimp-boat builder, -- house designer and historian, has --ed off a humdinger of a first novel in a spare 10 years, not counting the considerable time he spent being ignored by a slew of publishers and agents.That Mr. Baldwin finally found a publisher through a chance encounter with a magazine editor while waiting to see a psychiatrist is quite the yarn, but not nearly as wild as "The Hard to Catch Mercy."
NEWS
By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2000
SANDUSKY, Ohio - The roller-coaster season began last weekend, and Dave Haverlock has set himself a lofty goal. The 21-year-old Cleveland resident wants to ride the world's tallest roller coaster 310 times - one for every vertical foot of steel. He is well ahead of schedule. In the first four days of the brand-new $25 million Millennium Force's operation, he rode it more than 40 times. Hurtling at more than 90 mph down an 80-degree slope gives him a sensation like no other, he says: "The height, the speed, the air time - it's just an all-around great ride."
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 16, 1993
Although the 1993 sailing season is winding down for most Chesapeake Bay racers, the season for the Naval Academy's Varsity Offshore Sailing Team is only a couple of weeks old.New skipper and team assignments were made recently, after the midshipmen returned for the academic year.But despite having new skippers in place on the boats, and with only four or five days of practice, the midshipmen dominated the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's Cedar Point Race on Saturday.They took best overall in IMS and PHRF divisions and swept four of the top five slots in PHRF A-2.The Cedar Point Race doesn't go to Cedar Point any more.
FEATURES
By Jerry Morris and Jerry Morris,THE BOSTON GLOBE | June 22, 1997
For a growing number of Americans, theme parks are !B becoming more of a vacation lure than ever -- for good reasons. Theme park visits are easy to plan, provide a lot of entertainment, and are pretty much guaranteed to please.Cedar Point, OhioCedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, which has gained the title of world's largest roller-coaster park, is into its 127th season. The park, along Lake Erie, features 57 thrilling rides, live shows and lakeside accommodations.This year's new thrill is Chaos, a whirling ride that flips, spins and twists in three directions on a rotating and tilting platform.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1996
SOLOMONS -- The gentleman at the transom had come to Calvert County last Wednesday to deliver a message on the elevated status of rockfish in Maryland -- and at the end of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's fishing line was a piece of evidence that showed that the state fish is well along in a remarkable comeback.A television crew on the Dolly Diesel maneuvered into position as the rockfish was brought to the stern of the Capt. Bunky Conner's charter boat Kathy C.Reporters crowded around the governor, shutters clicked and cameras whirred, as the rockfish was brought aboard.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1996
SOLOMONS -- It is an easy run from the public launch under the Gov. Thomas Johnson bridge out the Patuxent River to the gas docks above Cove Point, and Captain Bo Toepher's 25-footer makes it faster than most fishing boats.Even at half-throttle, the twin 150 horsepower Mercury outboards easily step the well-used Boston Whaler onto a plane and build a 25-knot breeze into the sultry morning.Toepher is a new kid on the block, a licensed captain with a craving for saltwater fly fishing and a boat capable of getting you to the fish fast -- even across broad stretches of open water.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 18, 1994
The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's Cedar Point Race, which no longer goes anywhere near Cedar Point itself, was a mixed bag of wind directions and conditions this year.The 43 starters in eight classes headed down the bay in a relatively steady moderate southerly breeze on Saturday morning, Sept. 10, only to meet fickle breezes that died out before coming back in from northerly quarters of the compass and settling in with more than 15 knots from the northeast and lumpy seas.Fresh from a victory in Annapolis Race Week just a few days earlier, Gibson Islander George Collins and the crew on his Mumm 36 Moxie took first-to-finish honors along with the top slot in PHRF A-0 over the 53.5-mile course from Annapolis to R '78' near Taylor's Island and back to a finish north of the Bay Bridge at Baltimore Light.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | May 17, 1994
Wayne DeFrancesco, an assistant professional at Woodholme Country Club, and Walt Sauer, a professional from Gatlinburg, Tenn., registered 1-under-par 71s to share the medal in local U.S. Open qualifying at Eagle's Nest yesterday. The two also had to share the spotlight with Deane Beman, outgoing PGA Tour commissioner, who failed to advance.With 84 players seeking eight places at the sectional level, there was a playoff for the final spot at 73. Adrian Druzgala of Hobbit's Glen became the only amateur to qualify when he holed a 30-foot putt at the first extra hole to survive a seven-man, sudden-death session.
FEATURES
By Kara Kenna | May 1, 1994
Cedar Point park ready to unleash the RaptorAn amusement park and resort all in one, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has a range of activities for the entire family. The park offers 56 rides, children's attractions and live entertainment.This summer, Cedar Point debuts its latest roller coaster, the Raptor.The Raptor features chair-like vehicles suspended below an inverted track that send passengers looping upside down on the outside of the structure. The chairs can seat four people and will give riders the sensation of flying at high speeds.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | May 17, 1994
Wayne DeFrancesco, an assistant professional at Woodholme Country Club, and Walt Sauer, a professional from Gatlinburg, Tenn., registered 1-under-par 71s to share the medal in local U.S. Open qualifying at Eagle's Nest yesterday. The two also had to share the spotlight with Deane Beman, outgoing PGA Tour commissioner, who failed to advance.With 84 players seeking eight places at the sectional level, there was a playoff for the final spot at 73. Adrian Druzgala of Hobbit's Glen became the only amateur to qualify when he holed a 30-foot putt at the first extra hole to survive a seven-man, sudden-death session.
TRAVEL
By Carla Correa | November 2, 2008
Swing on over to that perennial swing state, Ohio. The Buckeye State, which could decide Tuesday's presidential election, is the home of Joe the Plumber, the birthplace of seven former presidents and the headquarters of Diebold, a manufacturer of those sometimes-controversial touch-screen voting machines. 1 Rock the vote : Politics inspires some of America's best music, so start your trip in Cleveland with a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on Lake Erie. The popular attraction delves into music's roots, artifacts and artists.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 16, 1993
Although the 1993 sailing season is winding down for most Chesapeake Bay racers, the season for the Naval Academy's Varsity Offshore Sailing Team is only a couple of weeks old.New skipper and team assignments were made recently, after the midshipmen returned for the academic year.But despite having new skippers in place on the boats, and with only four or five days of practice, the midshipmen dominated the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's Cedar Point Race on Saturday.They took best overall in IMS and PHRF divisions and swept four of the top five slots in PHRF A-2.The Cedar Point Race doesn't go to Cedar Point any more.
NEWS
By Mark Vosburgh and Mark Vosburgh,Orlando Sentinel | August 15, 1993
THE HARD TO CATCH MERCY William Baldwin Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 451 pages. $19.95 William Baldwin, a rural South Carolina shrimp-boat builder, -- house designer and historian, has --ed off a humdinger of a first novel in a spare 10 years, not counting the considerable time he spent being ignored by a slew of publishers and agents.That Mr. Baldwin finally found a publisher through a chance encounter with a magazine editor while waiting to see a psychiatrist is quite the yarn, but not nearly as wild as "The Hard to Catch Mercy."
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.