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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Rick Carrion has never met Lin and Larry Pardey, but the retired high school science teacher from Cecil County and the couple who met in California and have spent the past six decades not staying put share a special passion for sailing in general and wooden boats in particular. Carrion, who retired in 2005 after teaching earth science and environmental science at Elkton High for 30 years, and the Pardeys will be among the wooden boat aficianados to descend on Annapolis Sept. 22-24 for the third annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous and Race on the Severn River.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be. And how better to cruise than in a boat built by one of the bay's own builders? A handful of companies, on the Eastern and Western shores, design and build custom boats that are worthy of any body of water. But, thanks to their creators' deep knowledge of the area, these yachts are especially at home in the bay. Campbell's Custom Yachts 26106A Bachelor Harbor Drive, Oxford 800-361-4786 campbellsboatyards.com For Tom and Susan Campbell, owners of Campbell's Custom Yachts and three marinas in Oxford, what they do every day all comes down to one thing: the finished project.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1999
The journeys of midwinter often lead classic boat owners to the water's edge, to small marinas where wooden boats are crowded atop blocks and stands along the rutted paths of travel lifts, awaiting another coat of paint, new planking, ribs or floors -- or, eventually, a crew of wreckers who will break them apart."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104. The daughter of Charles C. Owens, a vice president of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and Mary Agnes Glynn Owens, a homemaker, the former Molly Glynn Owens was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved with her family to Detroit in 1912. In 1925, they settled in Annapolis, where Mrs. Molter graduated from high school.
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By Charlotte Moler and Charlotte Moler,Contributing Writer | November 1, 1992
It's a bit like a nautical version of Santa's workshop along the Havre de Grace waterfront.In the abandoned Seneca Cannery on St. Johns Street, 11 boats in various stages of construction lie about the cavernous basement, where 36 men drill and chisel and saw wood, generating mountains of sawdust.They gather here on Tuesday evenings to learn the Chesapeake Bay tradition of building wooden boats in a 12-week course offered through Harford Community College.Peter Steinmetz, a skipjack sailor who came up with the idea for the course, teaches it with two others.
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By Pat Emory and Pat Emory,Special to The Sun | August 8, 1991
GALESVILLE -- Teri Nilsen was still hooked to the trapeze when the gust hit Gandalf, a sleek Chesapeake 20, as it tacked, forcing the sailboat to heel until it almost dipped its spreader in the water.Nilsen scrambled to windward to add her human ballast to the battle with the wind to keep from capsizing. Seconds later, she had rehooked her line and was standing somewhat horizontally on the rub strip. Beneath her, Gandalf was surging through the 3-foot chop of West River again like the fast and beautiful lady the late Captain Dick Hartge had meant her to be when he built her back in the mid-1930s.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,Special to the Sun | December 12, 2007
When Ellicott City resident Jack Zuraw had his boat docked on the Wicomico River, people would stop and stare, wondering exactly what they were seeing. The Jolly Dolphin is a 49-year-old three-sail bateau - a traditional Chesapeake Bay boat related to the skipjack - that is rarely seen today. Said Zuraw: "It's opened up conversations with folks who walk up and say, `Oh, yeah. I remember that boat from back'" when it sailed the bay. Abandoned by a previous owner, the boat had fallen into disrepair.
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October 20, 1995
John Gardner, 90, a nationally renowned boat builder and former associate curator at the Mystic Seaport Museum, died Wednesday in Haverhill, Mass. He wrote five books about small watercraft. His latest, "Wooden Boats to Build and Use," will be published in June.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | May 24, 1993
For most people, the idea of sailing on a wooden boat seems almost, well, archaic.After all, there are all those new, shiny fiberglass boats with more buttons and gadgets than the latest VCR.But for Ray Hartjen of Port Tobacco, a word like archaic would never enter his vocabulary when talking about wooden boats. On the contrary, Mr. Hartjen uses words like "majestic" or "historic."It is the love of wooden boats that has brought Mr. Hartjen to Eastport to lead the restoration of a 55-year-old, 42-foot yawl -- a two-masted, fore- and aft-rigged sailing vessel that was donated to him."
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | December 24, 1993
The Coast Guard has ordered its officers nationwide to perform more rigorous inspections of wooden boats in hopes of catching the sort of flaws that may have contributed to the sinking of the El Toro II.The two-page national "safety alert" revises inspection rules to require, rather than recommend, that inspectors pay particular attention to the nails and bolts in boats more than 15 years old.Inspectors "must" remove any nails, screws or bolts they suspect...
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September 16, 2012
Powerboat racing Sept. 16 . Third annual Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. Information: solomonsrace.com. Wooden boats Sept. 22-24. The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame third annual 3rd Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Regatta, Annapolis. Any boat under 60 feet in length whose hull is built of from wood and whose design dates before 1970 may participate (including newer wooden boats built to pre-1970 design). Information: nshof.org. Ephrata Bowmen 3D Shoot Sept.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Rick Carrion has never met Lin and Larry Pardey, but the retired high school science teacher from Cecil County and the couple who met in California and have spent the past six decades not staying put share a special passion for sailing in general and wooden boats in particular. Carrion, who retired in 2005 after teaching earth science and environmental science at Elkton High for 30 years, and the Pardeys will be among the wooden boat aficianados to descend on Annapolis Sept. 22-24 for the third annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous and Race on the Severn River.
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September 2, 2012
Trap shooting Sundays , 1 p.m.; Wednesdays , 6p.m. Carney Rod & Gun Club, 9721 Hilltop Drive. $5 per round. Information: 410-668-1019. Vingt-neuf Bowmen Tuesday , 5 p.m. to dark. Shoot at 3-D McKenzie and Rinehart targets on a 25-acre, fully wooded property at 8735 Honeygo Blvd. in Perry Hall. $10 for adults; $3 for children. Information: msgfpa.org. Prepare for hunting Saturdays and Sundays , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays , 6 p.m. to dark.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | July 13, 2012
The Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School has found a new home following last month's severing of ties between the school and its former home, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. The school has moved to the Upper Bay Museum in North East Town Park, http://www.cecildaily.com reported Friday. "We're excited about it," school co-director Bud Gillis was quoted. "They're happy, and we're happy. " Last month, the board of directors of the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum voted to end the museum's 10-year relationship with the school.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in the family-owned Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later established a real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 96. Mr. Owens was born in Detroit, where his father was a vice president of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and his mother was a homemaker. After his wife's death in 1918, the elder Mr. Owens moved his children to Spa Creek in Eastport, Annapolis, so relatives could help him raise his daughter and four sons.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 11, 2011
Clay Dell "Skip" Edmonds, a retired mechanic who served in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, died Feb. 4 of Agent Orange-related leukemia at his Woodbine home. He was 63. Mr. Edmonds was born in Baltimore and raised in Lansdowne. He attended Woodlawn High School. "He was 17 and forged his mother's name in order to join the Marine Corps in 1965," said his wife of 14 years, the former Jeanie Pickett. He was assigned as a tank mechanic to an infantry unit in Vietnam. "He volunteered for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War," said a daughter, Taryn Wilson of Bel Air. Mr. Edmonds was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1977 and remained an active reservist until 1994.
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September 9, 2012
Powerboat racing Friday through SundaySept. 14-16 . Third annual Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. Information: solomonsrace.com. Wooden boats Sept. 22-24 . The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame third annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Regatta, Annapolis. Any boat under 60 feet in length whose hull is built of wood and whose design dates before 1970 may participate (including newer wooden boats built to pre-1970 design). Information: nshof.org. Great Pumpkin runs Sept.
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September 2, 2012
Trap shooting Sundays , 1 p.m.; Wednesdays , 6p.m. Carney Rod & Gun Club, 9721 Hilltop Drive. $5 per round. Information: 410-668-1019. Vingt-neuf Bowmen Tuesday , 5 p.m. to dark. Shoot at 3-D McKenzie and Rinehart targets on a 25-acre, fully wooded property at 8735 Honeygo Blvd. in Perry Hall. $10 for adults; $3 for children. Information: msgfpa.org. Prepare for hunting Saturdays and Sundays , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays , 6 p.m. to dark.
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