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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
Robert P. Slaff, a former marine-supply vendor and journalist who wrote widely on Chesapeake Bay maritime and environmental matters, died March 8 of congestive heart failure at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center. The Epping Forest resident was 89. The son of a newspaper distributor and a homemaker, Robert Paul Slaff was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and raised in Kingston, Pa., near Wilkes-Barre. After graduating in 1940 from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Kingston, Mr. Slaff began studies at the University of Michigan, where he also was a member of the Navy ROTC.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and Kathryn Ahern Ford Whiting, a registered nurse, Lewis Butler Whiting Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised at Ellerslie Farm, his family's Catonsville farm. He attended McDonogh School and graduated in 1958 from Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va. He was a graduate of Baltimore City Community College, where he earned a degree in X-ray technology, and later attended Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach, Fla. He also was a graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy in Palm Beach County, Fla. During the 1960s, Mr. Whiting was the owner and operator of the Whiting Cattle Co. in Stewartstown, Pa. He had been president of the Young Cattlemen's Association of York County, Pa. He had been an administrator in the department of radiology and nuclear medicine at what is now University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and a manufacturers representative for G.B. Stump Associates in Baltimore.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Sun | September 21, 2005
Larry Simns Home: Rock Hall Age: 68 Years in business: 60 Salary: $30,000 a year Typical day: From mid-April to mid-December, Simns runs a charter boat business on the Chesapeake Bay out of Rock Hall Harbor. He offers half-day and full-day charters, with the morning trip leaving at 5 a.m. and returning at noon. The second trip leaves about 1:30 p.m., returns at 7 p.m. His day is spent taking care of the fishing lines, baiting the hooks and cleaning the fish. He has at least one mate to help with the duties.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
John P. O'Brien, a manufacturing supervisor who was also a licensed charter boat captain, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Severna Park. He was 56. The son of a licensed charter boat captain and a homemaker, John Patrick O'Brien was born in St. Louis and raised in Severna Park, where he graduated in 1976 from Severna Park High School. He attended the University of Maryland University College. Since 1985, he had been a manufacturing supervisor at Northrop Grumman at its Linthicum facility.
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August 14, 2005
John A. Ciurca Sr., a retired Kaiser Aluminum mechanic who later operated an Ocean City charter boat, died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis Thursday at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. The Edmondson Heights resident was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised on Conkling Street, he was a 1943 graduate of Loyola High School. He joined the Army after high school and while training in England, he met generals Dwight Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, and Omar Bradley in field reviews of his battalion, family members said yesterday.
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By FRED RASMUSSEN and FRED RASMUSSEN,Sun Staff | October 13, 1995
Capt. Harry Linwood Carter Jr., whose salty manner and knowledge of fishing combined to make him one of the most popular and colorful charter boat captains on the Chesapeake ++ Bay, died Wednesday at his home in Rock Hall. He was 90.Mr. Carter whose career on the bay spanned about 75 years, began operating fishing trips out of Rock Hall in the early 1930s. He retired in 1991 after being injured in an automobile accident.His 47-foot boat, Breezin' Thru, was built in 1949 by shipbuilder Andrew Johnson Stevens in Rock Hall.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
The parameters of the fall rockfish season for recreational fishermen and charter-boat customers have changed again, +V Department of Natural Resources Secretary Torrey C. Brown announced yesterday.Under the latest revision, the recreational season will end Saturday at 8 p.m. The charter-boat season will run Saturday and Sunday, as well as Nov. 14 and 15.Fishing will be limited to 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. in all cases.Earlier this week, DNR had indicated that both the recreational and charter-boat seasons would end at 8 p.m. Sunday.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 25, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The Department of Natural Resources, after a review of catch estimates, determined yesterday that the charter-boat season for rockfish must close Sunday night at 8.The charter-boat season, with a total catch limit of 161,000 pounds, had been scheduled to run until Nov. 11."We project they will have reached their quota [by Sunday]," said William P. Jensen, director of fisheries for the DNR Tidewater Administration."The first phase of the recreational season was scheduled to close Saturday -- and it will."
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
OCEAN CITY -- Strict new rules for marlin, bluefin tuna, swordfish, sharks and other game fish have Ocean City charter boat captains complaining that heavy-handed federal oversight is threatening their business.About a month before the regulations take effect June 1, recreational anglers and charter boat operators are waiting for final word from the National Marine Fisheries Service about which species of fish they will be allowed to catch and keep and how long the seasons will be."I've seen the regulations get tighter and tighter over the years," said Bob Gowar, chief captain at the Ocean City Fishing Center, where 35 charter boat captains tie up. "The recreational fishermen take the beating on everything that goes down."
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1999
After weeks of tempest over a plan to move the last two crabbing vessels at City Dock, Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson has orchestrated a game of musical boats to allow them to remain.City officials began talking in March about moving the boats of Charlie Meiklejohn, who has tied up at City Dock for 52 years, and his stepson, Alexander Parkinson, to make room for a 54-foot charter boat that would pay a higher slip fee, $500 a month vs. the watermen's $50.Meiklejohn, 68, was going to have to tie up 90 feet from his current spot, and Parkinson was to be relegated to Eastport.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Mary E. Cheatham, who turned her love of fishing into a successful Florida charter boat business, died Nov. 5 of vascular dementia at Hope HealthCare Services in Fort Myers, Fla. The former longtime Glen Burnie resident was 64. Mary Elizabeth Hawkins was born and raised in Annapolis and attended Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She was married in 1965 to Stephen M. Cheatham Sr., who was a vice president of Roy Kirby & Sons Construction Co. They settled in Glen Burnie, where she was a homemaker and raised her three children.
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November 16, 2013
Turkey shoot Today, Nov. 17: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. For more information, call Greg, 410-598-4970. Trophy fall rockfish Monday, Nov. 18: Capt. Luke Thatcher will present a free seminar, hosted by the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association, on catching trophy fall rockfish. He'll discuss lures , locations, rigging and more.
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October 12, 2013
U.S. Sailboat Show Through Monday: The nation's oldest and largest in-water boat show will be held on the Annapolis waterfront. Includes seminars, interactive workshops and boat demonstrations. Information: usboat.com/us-sailboat-show/home. Wet fly-tying Wednesday : Dave Allbaugh, a professional licensed guide, wet fly-tier and owner of Wet Fly Waterguides, will speak at a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church.
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By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
A preliminary report on the deaths of two anglers on the opening day of the Chesapeake Bay rockfish season says all six persons aboard the boat that capsized off Point Lookout had life vests, but not all wore them, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police. David Fletcher, 43, and David Chase, 55, both of Lexington Park in Southern Maryland, died Saturday morning when a friend's fishing boat took on water and capsized. Four persons, including the owner-operator of the boat, were rescued.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Louis G. "Captain Lou" Napfel Jr., a retired Chesapeake Bay charter boat captain and Korean War veteran, died Saturday of kidney failure at Harbor View Hospital. The longtime Edgewater resident was 81. The son of a jewelry box maker and a homemaker, Mr. Napfel was born in Baltimore and raised on Cranston Avenue. He was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in combat in Korea, where he attained the rank of sergeant.
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November 3, 2007
George T. Cord Jr., a retired owner of a medical records data processing firm and a licensed charter boat captain, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90. Mr. Cord was born in Baltimore and raised on Robb Street. He was a graduate of Baltimore public schools. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces and spent the war years in China as an aircraft mechanic repairing B-29 bombers. After the war, he returned to Baltimore and worked for many years as a salesman for Remington Rand before establishing Microfilm Associates in the 1970s.
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