26 July 2010

Monday 26 July 2010

• Surprise: 17-Foot Boat with 6 Passengers Capsizes!

“Branford officials say six people were rescued by fellow boaters after their vessel capsized in Long Island Sound when it was hit by a rough wave.”

Wanna bet on how many were wearing life jackets?
New Haven Register

• Hard-to-Believe Headlines Department

“36 Children Rescued from Capsized Boats near Manasquan Inlet. Local police with the assistance of the Coast Guard rescued 36 children, ranging in ages from 7 to 16, from the water after approximately 25 to 30 small sailing boats capsized in the back bay of Shark River, N.J., during a two-week sailing camp Monday.“
Coast Guard News

Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you also need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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