Hotel boats – Canal Voyagers http://canalvoyagers.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:20:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://canalvoyagers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-6-83x150.png Hotel boats – Canal Voyagers http://canalvoyagers.com/ 32 32 Waterfront assistance for broken boats and a “Hardtop Hotel” for Jeeps https://canalvoyagers.com/waterfront-assistance-for-broken-boats-and-a-hardtop-hotel-for-jeeps-2/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/waterfront-assistance-for-broken-boats-and-a-hardtop-hotel-for-jeeps-2/ Problem solvers: waterside assistance for broken boats and a “hardtop hotel” for jeeps The Cape Cod family make a living towing boats, while two brothers got creative to serve other Jeep owners Updated: 8:00 p.m. EDT September 23, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript AND FIX IT, BY LAND OR BY SEA. WHEN A CAR FAILURES, […]]]>

Problem solvers: waterside assistance for broken boats and a “hardtop hotel” for jeeps

The Cape Cod family make a living towing boats, while two brothers got creative to serve other Jeep owners



AND FIX IT, BY LAND OR BY SEA. WHEN A CAR FAILURES, THERE ARE OPTIONS. TROUBLESHOOTING, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, BUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF BOAT BREAKDOWN? >> WE WILL BE THERE AND WE WILL HELP YOU. ANTHONY: THE CAPTAIN AND HIS PARTNER OWN CAPE SALVAGE. SIMILAR TO ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, A VESSEL NUMBER WITH TUG US SUPPLIERS BOATERS WATERSIDE ASSISTANCE 20 47. THE CAPTAIN AND HIS SIX BOATS PATROL ONE OF THE BUSIEST AREAS IN THE COUNTRY. >> WE GO TO CAPE COD CHANNEL AND CAPE COD BAY. WE ALSO COVER A LOT OF SOUTHERN SCITUATE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE. ANTHONY: BECAUSE OF THE DUEL CURRENTS IN THE CHANNEL, HE HAS RESPONDENTS AROUND THE BAY EVERY DAY. >> WE DON’T WANT THEM TO BUZZ IN THE BOX. >> WE HAVE 18 NOTAUTICO. >> WEEK MAKE SURE YOU COVER ALL THEIR BASES SO THAT IS THEIR ONLY PROBLEM. >> ARE YOU SAFE TO ANCHOR? >> YES I AM. >> GOOD. >> PEAK SEASON — IN 2021, ANSWERED OVER 800 CALLS IN PEAK SEASON ALONE. >> WE WILL BE ON THE WAY TO YOU. ♪ >> ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES, IN 2020 THERE WERE MORE THAN 130,000 RECREATIONAL BOATS REGISTERED IN MASSACHUSETTS. BECAUSE THE CHANNEL IS A CUT, THEY OFTEN MEET BOATS FROM OTHER STATES AND EVEN OTHER COUNTRIES. >> TYPICALLY THIS IS AN ENGINE FAILURE, WE ALSO DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING OUT OF FUEL, BECAUSE THE BOAT IS TIPPING IT MIGHT HAVE THE FUEL GAUGE GET STUCK IN A PLACE. >> WHEN THE PROBLEM ARISE, THEY ANSWER THE CALL. >>MY ELDERLY SON RYAN IS ALMOST LEAD CAPTAIN. TRAVIS HAS BEEN DIVING CERTIFIED. THE WHOLE FAMILY LISTENS TO THE RADIOS ALL SUMMER. I FORWARD THIS TO YOU AND YOU CAN SEE IF IT WORKS FOR YOU. >> THIS SHOULD BE GOOD. >> LET’S GO HIT IT. PERFECT. >> GREAT. >> WE APPRECIATE HELPING PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR BOAT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM BY THEMSELVES. ♪ >> IT’S SAFE TO SAY MOST PEOPLE WELCOME THE ARRIVAL OF WARMER WEATHER. TIME FOR THE BEACH, WALKS IN THE PARK, THE OCCASIONAL ICE CREAM CONE. BUT FOR SOME, SUNNY DAYS MEANS IT’S TIME TO DO A DREADED TASK, SWITCHING THE HARD TOP FOR THE SOFT TOP. >> THEY ARE HEAVY, LIKE 150 POUNDS. YOU CANNOT DO IT YOURSELF UNLESS YOU WANT TO INJURY YOURSELF. >> HE OWNS A JEEP WRANGLER AND UNDERSTANDS WRESTLING IMMEDIATELY. >> IT’S A STRUGGLE TO SHOP, TO REMOVE IT, TO GET THAT TIME TO COME AND HELP ME. MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. >> WHAT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR RYAN AND HIS BROTHER PAUL AND HIS BROTHER COLIN HAS BECOME A BUSINESS. HARDTOP HOTEL LODGED IN 2021. >> WE ARE A SERVICE THAT KEEPS HARD TOPS AND SOFT TOPS IN SEASON. IT TAKES ABOUT 30 MINUTES, BUT A NORMAL OWNER DOING IT ONCE A YEAR WILL BE AN HOUR TO TWO HOURS. >> WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE POPULAR IN CITIES, YOU SEE FOUR OR FIVE. IT ENDED UP TO BE A HUGE SUBURBAN THING. THIS IS A GOOD OPTION, A FEW DAYS IN THE SUN YOU WANT TO STRETCH. >>THEIR TEAM EXCHANGES APPROXIMATELY 25 STIFF AND SOFT TOPS A DAY, STOCKING SOME IN THEIR WAREHOUSE AND OTHER MAJOR CLIENT HOMES. >> WE WERE TOLD WE WILL SAVE MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS. A FUN BUSINESS. EVERYBODY IS HAPPY WHEN YOU SHOW UP BECAUSE IT’S LIKE SUMMER IS HERE AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO FACE THE PAIN OF A SOFT CANVAS AND A HARD TOP. ANTHONY: IN ADDITION TO THE COLIN AND RYAN BROTHERS, THE HARDTOP HOTEL HAS A SMALL TEAM THAT HELPS WITH TRANSITIONS. THEY ARE PREPARING FOR THE RETURNING SEASONS, A SIGN THAT WINTER IS COMING. BACK TO CAPE TOWING AND RESCUE, BUSY SEASON IS REMEMBRANCE DAY TO NOVEMBER 1ST, THEY OPERATE YEAR ROUND. THE CAPTAIN SAYS THEY HAVE FOUR CAPTAINS IN THE TEAM.

Problem solvers: waterside assistance for broken boats and a “hardtop hotel” for jeeps

The Cape Cod family make a living towing boats, while two brothers got creative to serve other Jeep owners

When a car breaks down on the road, there are options – tow trucks and roadside assistance. But what to do when a boat breaks down? Captain Shawn Brule and his wife Stacy own Cape Towing and Salvage. They operate TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth. Similar to roadside assistance, a TowBoatUS membership provides boaters with 24/7 waterside assistance. Captain Brule and his fleet of six boats patrol one of the most remote areas. busiest in the country. Driving around the Bay State, it’s clear that Jeep Wranglers are very popular. But the onset of warmer weather brings with it a dreaded task for some Wrangler owners: replacing the hardtop with the softtop. Ryan and Colin Henry understand this struggle and decided to help others by opening HardTop Hotel. Their company will replace the Wrangler’s hard and soft tops and even stock the hardtop during the summer months.

When a car breaks down on the road, there are options – tow trucks and roadside assistance. But what to do when a boat breaks down? Captain Shawn Brule and his wife Stacy own Towing and heading recovery. They operate TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth. Similar to roadside assistance, a TowBoatUS membership provides boaters with 24/7 waterside assistance. Captain Brule and his fleet of six boats patrol one of the most remote areas. busiest in the country.

Driving around the Bay State, it’s clear that Jeep Wranglers are very popular. But the onset of warmer weather brings with it a dreaded task for some Wrangler owners: replacing the hardtop with the softtop. Ryan and Colin Henry understand this struggle and have decided to help others by opening Hard Top Hotel. Their company will replace the Wrangler’s hard and soft tops and even stock the hardtop during the summer months.

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Small Boat Festival offers a glimpse of Wexford’s marine life https://canalvoyagers.com/small-boat-festival-offers-a-glimpse-of-wexfords-marine-life/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/small-boat-festival-offers-a-glimpse-of-wexfords-marine-life/ As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of climate change, a small festival in Wexford is doing its part to monitor the changes in our marine life. Returning after an enforced Covid-19 absence, the Rosslare Small Boats Festival was held at Kilmore Quay where it celebrated its 35th anniversary. With the aim of […]]]>

As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of climate change, a small festival in Wexford is doing its part to monitor the changes in our marine life.

Returning after an enforced Covid-19 absence, the Rosslare Small Boats Festival was held at Kilmore Quay where it celebrated its 35th anniversary. With the aim of catching as many different species as possible, this angling competition serves as a barometer for how our waters are changing and this year’s event was no different.

In total, more than 40 different species of fish were counted during the competition, including smoothound, conger, dab, gurnard, mackerel, mullet, pout, sea bream, red mullet and numerous mini-fish. species such as whelps and gobies.

This year a saury, a species normally found in the Pacific Ocean, was recorded by the Irish ship ‘Shamrock’, while a brand new species, the butterfly blenny, was also identified.

Although hampered by the weather for part of the first week, event organizer John Belger said the ten-day festival proved to be as enjoyable as ever.

“Due to the bad weather at the beginning, we could only fish in the western part of the bay, we couldn’t go beyond the islands, it was too choppy there,” he said. “We had 31 boats from the UK and Ireland with over 90 anglers in total.”

And John and Josie Mahon of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) were keen to point out that all fish were subsequently released safe and sound. “Our role is to identify and record all species caught, it’s very exciting when we see something new, but conserving our fish is very important,” Josie said. “The festival gives everyone an idea of ​​what’s going on under the waves and the ecological life there.”

The Liverpool-based boat, ‘Nirvana’, won the top prize by managing to catch 26 different species of fish in two days, with a combined weight of 8.84kg. Team members Richie Stead, Keith Pemberton and Mark Phillips are from the Wirral Boat Club outside Liverpool and 2022 is the fifth year ‘Nirvana’ have clinched the top spot.

‘Shamrock’ and ‘Katie B’, both representing Howth Sea Angling Club in Dublin, took second and third place respectively.

Four specimen fish were caught during the week, including a three-barbed rockling, two wrasse and a tope. The largest of these was a 0.60 kg wrasse captured by Sean Óg McShane of Cork, aboard the Irish vessel ‘Fin Chaser’. McShane thus won the “Best Specimen of the Festival” award.

The Conningbeg Trophy for the longest 59cm bass was won by Terry Wallworth of the boat ‘Life of Riley’. Meanwhile, the Ken Evason Memorial Trophy for the largest cod caught, which was 3.20 kilos, was won by the boat ‘Shamrock’.

Scott McShane won the competition’s best juvenile angler award aboard the ‘2JDs’ boat, which had 19 species with a combined weight of 8.82 kilos. Sue Tait on ‘Predator II’ caught 20 species and Joan Bimpson on ‘Silverback’ caught 12 species and both won prizes for the best anglers in the competition.

The awards ceremony took place at the Coast Rosslare Strand Hotel and the €30,000 prize included fishing tackle, cash prizes and engraved trophies.

Councilor Jim Moore was the special guest at the festival and said: “I would like to congratulate all of the competitors on their success at the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival. Thank you all for coming to Wexford and the community looks forward to seeing you all. Special thanks to your organizer – John Belger – who I believe is passing the torch after many years.

Inland Fisheries Ireland staff helped organizers launch the boats and identify fish species. The competition has also received much appreciated support from Kilmore Quay Harbor Master and Wexford County Council staff.

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Neil Gray defends the Boats for Ukraine program https://canalvoyagers.com/neil-gray-defends-the-boats-for-ukraine-program/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 06:28:14 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/neil-gray-defends-the-boats-for-ukraine-program/ Scotland welcomes refugees. Open the doors and let them stay. Give us your weary, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… and we’ll push them onto a boat in the Firth of Forth. We love refugees so much that we’ll call them the New Scots. And then we’ll take a second boat to […]]]>

Scotland welcomes refugees. Open the doors and let them stay. Give us your weary, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… and we’ll push them onto a boat in the Firth of Forth. We love refugees so much that we’ll call them the New Scots. And then we’ll take a second boat to the west coast and leave a few hundred more there, on the rather ironically named MS Ambition.

“The feedback we’ve had from the Ukrainians has been very, very positive about how they were received on board the ship,” insisted Neil Gray, Ukraine’s refugee minister. Those lucky Ukrainians, who have a minister specially in charge of them, as he gets them into the tiny berths of a cruise ship that will be their home for… well, as long as the government thinks they can s ‘draw.

When will we give them real houses with non-spherical windows, less seagulls and less chance of getting seasick? Gray shrugs. “I don’t want them here any longer than they absolutely have to. We will present these proposals as soon as possible.

You would have thought the Scottish Government would have put more effort into the whole program, insisting as they are that Scotland is a welcoming place. It turns out that refugees are only welcome in our decommissioned ships, not in our bricks and mortar. Hey, maybe those rusting buckets currently installed at Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow could be repurposed, as they’re no use as real ferries at the moment.

“There were concerns and there was an element of discussion around the suitability of the ship,” Gray acknowledges. Who could have predicted that people would be shocked to learn that the Homes for Ukraine program was actually the Boats for Ukraine program. “I have seen for myself, I have been on board and I can see for myself the services and support that are available there,” added the minister. Sorry, but you might understand if we don’t take your word for how great everything is.

Ah, but you see, the problem here is that the government’s super sponsorship program has been too successful. The system was set up with the main objective of “getting people here as quickly as possible, then allowing them to rebuild their lives, to find longer-term housing”. Is it the government’s fault that people thought there would be less time between refugees arriving here and starting to rebuild their lives? Of course not!

“Obviously we have challenges in terms of temporary accommodation.” No shit. “That’s what we’re working on, that’s what the break was for, to make sure we can work on how to make the program more sustainable.” The minister never thought to make sure it was viable before going ahead, apparently. Because what good would a resettlement program be if it actually resettled people? That way the government can brag about how great it is, win applause, and never have to lift a finger to improve people’s lives. This is the SNP method.

So, if we are not allowed to see it, can the minister at least tell us a bit about how it is on the boat? “There are great common areas, great restaurants, support services are on board,” says Gray. He carefully avoided the issue of room sizes, adding instead: “I think like with hotel accommodation, people use the common areas as a living room and their rooms which they only use to sleep.” Has Neil Gray ever stayed in a hotel? Who uses the lobby, ever?

Imagine, just imagine, what a day on the ground the SNP would have if it was the UK Government placing refugees – who have just made the incredibly difficult decision to flee their home countries – on cruise ships and then leave there without delay to get out.

“The houses are checked, are being processed,” the minister said. “The Super Referral Program has been an incredible success. You can see that we have more than double our population share of people arriving from Ukraine here in Scotland. Yes, because the fact that there are even more people needing a home than you had to involve a second boat is actually a big win for the Scottish program.

“I want to make sure that we can communicate the opportunities that exist beyond the central belt and ensure that people have the opportunity to rebuild their lives wherever they want,” adds Gray. Indeed, because it is the refugees’ fault for being too picky about where they want to live. Laugh at Priti Patel all you want, but at least she was honest about her approach to refugees and people coming to our shores through small inflatable boats. Here in Scotland we have just made the boats bigger and more seaworthy.

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Wooden boats invade the harbor for the festival https://canalvoyagers.com/wooden-boats-invade-the-harbor-for-the-festival/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/wooden-boats-invade-the-harbor-for-the-festival/ PORT TOWNSEND – With more than 150 boats crammed into Point Hudson Harbor and another 50 on the grounds of the Northwest Maritime Center, deciding how to go about seeing as many as you can at the 45th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival taking place. runs through Sunday presents a challenge. There are the boats […]]]>

PORT TOWNSEND – With more than 150 boats crammed into Point Hudson Harbor and another 50 on the grounds of the Northwest Maritime Center, deciding how to go about seeing as many as you can at the 45th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival taking place. runs through Sunday presents a challenge.

There are the boats that had jobs (Halcyon, a salmon fisherman).

Boats built for pleasure (Seven Bells, a cruiser).

Old boats (Martha, built in 1907) and new boats (Rebecca, finished in 2022 — just in time for the festival).

There are big boats (the 131ft schooner Adventuress) and small boats (the 10ft paddle canoe Hiyu).

But it’s not the type of boat or the size that necessarily matters, said Daniel Evans of the Northwest Maritime Center, which organizes the festival at the Point Hudson Marina; it’s the stories behind the boats and the people who own them that make each one special.

“You encounter the big boats first, but don’t overlook the smaller ones,” said Evans, who as the event’s harbor master was tasked with figuring out how to fit so many boats into a limited space.

The festival is from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Single-day tickets are $25 for general admission, with $20 discounted tickets for seniors 65 and older, students 13-18, and active military personnel with coin. identify. Three-day tickets are $50 and $40 for seniors, students, and military personnel. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.woodenboat.org and collected at will at the main gate of the festival. Tickets are also available for purchase at the main gate.

Tickets provide access to all festival boats, most presentations and demonstrations, live music, children’s activities and food vendors.

Evans recommended five boats to check out as they represented different aspects of maritime history, technological innovations and design types.

• The Lady Washington, a 112-foot-long replica of a Revolutionary War-era tall ship: This is an iconic ship and is the flagship of Washington State.

The ship is normally out for sailings and it’s really rare that it’s available for people to visit, Evans said. The Lady Washington will be on the central quay with a full crew to answer questions.

• The Clean Bay, 25-foot, 8-inch pump boat: The Clean Bay is a zero-emissions boat built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. It provides drains to boats so that waste does not enter the waterways.

• SL Puffin, 21-foot launch built in 1906: “I love this boat,” said Evans. “It has a steam engine and it was used to transport passengers to a hotel.”

• Wayward Sun, 29-foot, 1-inch solar boat: “It’s a completely solar-powered boat – you can’t plug it in like you would a Tesla,” Evans said.

It was the first boat to sail up the Inside Passage from Bellingham to Alaska entirely powered by solar power.

• Veteran, 59-foot-5 seiner: This is a classic example of the local fishing fleet that has played such an important role in Puget Sound’s history, Evans said.

The boats are listed in the program and each is identified by a sign. Tents throughout the port area with staff and volunteers are also available to answer questions.

Evans encouraged visitors to do more than watch the boats by taking advantage of the many opportunities to get in the water.

There will be free pedalo rides for children 12 and under; paddle rides for all ages; excursions on the Admiral Jack catamaran ($5 for adults and free for children 5 and under); and free rowing and sailing boats for ages 12 and up.

Evans strongly encouraged visitors to engage with boat owners, board their boats, take photos and make the most of the experience.

“We want you to tell people about their boats,” Evans said. “That’s the fun part – learning their story and asking people to share their stories.”

Free parking is available at Haines Place Park & ​​Ride with additional parking available at Boat Haven.

A free Jefferson Transit bus shuttle runs today through Sunday between Haines Place Park & ​​Ride and the Northwest Maritime Center (a distance of approximately 2 miles) with a stop in Boat Haven.

Jefferson Transit’s scheduled shuttle will also provide service between Haines Place Park & ​​Ride and the Northwest Maritime Center (but not Boat Haven) today and Saturday. For more information, go to jeffersontransit.com/2021-wooden-boat-festival.

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New Everett Franchise Offers Boats at Everett Marina https://canalvoyagers.com/new-everett-franchise-offers-boats-at-everett-marina/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/new-everett-franchise-offers-boats-at-everett-marina/ EVERETT — Retired and living her best life in her 70s, Carolyn Duncan considered buying a boat. “I wanted my grandkids to experience boating,” said Duncan, who grew up in the Everett area in a family of avid boaters. But shelling out for a new boat – even a used boat – gave him a […]]]>

EVERETT — Retired and living her best life in her 70s, Carolyn Duncan considered buying a boat.

“I wanted my grandkids to experience boating,” said Duncan, who grew up in the Everett area in a family of avid boaters.

But shelling out for a new boat – even a used boat – gave him a shock. A new sailboat can cost $75,000 or more. A new motorboat can cost $12,000 and more. And then there is the annual maintenance which, according to boating enthusiasts, can represent up to 10% of the cost of a boat.

“I considered buying a second-hand boat. I even thought I might tow a trailer,” Duncan said. “Not a good idea.

His son-in-law suggested an alternative: Freedom Boat Club, which offers members access to its fleet and 350 locations in 34 US states, Canada and Europe.

Its newest location is Everett Marina.

To join, members pay a one-time entry fee for a lifetime membership, then pay a monthly fee, depending on the plan.

The club covers the cost of the boat, storage, maintenance and cleaning. Membership includes standard marine insurance coverage.

Freedom Boat has a fleet of over 1,000 members and 125 boats at 16 Washington locations. The armada of 20-25 foot vessels includes wheelhouse cruisers, outfitted boats for fishing, bow riders and pontoon boats for water sports and cruising.

Other state locations include Edmonds, Kirkland, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle.

Duncan signed up, determined to go boating twice a week.

Sean Jones, director of the Everett chapter of the Freedom Boat Club, sits in one of the club’s ships for a photo Aug. 11, 2022, at the Port of Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

“It’s like a gym membership, it’s up to you how often you use it,” said Duncan, who joined the club a year ago. “It solved all the boat ownership issues.”

The alternative was to buy a boat or rent boats by Boatsetter, which is like Airbnb for boats. In the Puget Sound area, most boat rentals start at over $100 per hour with a minimum commitment of two hours. However, unlike Freedom Boat, the boat sharing platform does not have a membership structure.

After paying the one-time registration fee, Duncan’s monthly dues are the equivalent of a “car payment,” she said.

The Everett site has six boats and about 40 members, said Sean Jones, membership manager for Everett, Edmonds, Seattle, Lake Union and other coastal sites.

The club maintains a ratio of eight boats for each member. It adds boats as membership grows, Jones said.

The franchise launched an Everett chapter a year ago. Its office is currently housed at the Hotel Indigo, but next year the club will take up residence in a building currently under construction at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place.

Freedom declined to disclose its enrollment fees or monthly dues. But Jones said a slip at the public marina in Everett costs about $300 a month.

“Monthly dues are less than the cost of launching a boat,” Jones said.

The expense of owning a boat can go up, especially when you add maintenance, Jones said. The estimate includes painting the hull every year, cleaning the deck and replacing the sails every few years.

Freedom Boat was founded in Sarasota, Florida in 1989. It is now a division of Brunswick Corp, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BC.

Members can take as many people as they wish, up to the maximum capacity of the boat. Dogs are also welcome.

On a recent summer morning, Duncan and his friend Anna McNally filled a cart with cat food and crab pots and waited at Pier K on the south side of Hotel Indigo.

Three of the Freedom Boat Club ships are docked Aug. 11 at Port of Everett in Everett.  (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Three of the Freedom Boat Club ships are docked Aug. 11 at Port of Everett in Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The couple planned to go crabbing off Mukilteo and Hat Island.

“Boats are always nice,” Duncan said of the selection. She was planning later in the week to go salmon fishing near Tacoma with her brother and had booked a boat for the trip. The company buys new boats every two or three years.

The club employs about half a dozen people at the Everett club, Jones said.

“The crew fuels and cleans the boats and helps people on board,” Jones said. “We want people to feel like a million bucks and make sure everything is okay.”

“Sailing with us is sunrise to sunset, seven days a week,” Jones said. Reservations can be made six months in advance or the same day, depending on availability, Jones said.

Boats are available year-round at all locations in the state, he said.

Membership fees include training.

“I didn’t even know how to drive a boat when I joined,” Duncan said. “I was always with someone else.”

“It gave me a lot of confidence,” she said of the classes she took.

Sean Jones, director of the Everett chapter of the Freedom Boat Club, helps Carolyn Duncan and Anna McNally load up before heading out on the water August 11, at Port of Everett in Everett.  (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sean Jones, director of the Everett chapter of the Freedom Boat Club, helps Carolyn Duncan and Anna McNally load up before heading out on the water August 11, at Port of Everett in Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jones said the club had several residents of Waterfront Place Apartments among its members.

“They come and make an impulsive booking,” Jones said, adding that availability is the club’s “main objective”.

“The best day in a boat owner’s life is the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it,” Jones said. “We manage all headaches.”

Janice Podsada: 425 339-3097; jpodsada@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @JanicePods.

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How the Uber-rich are surviving the Bangalore floods https://canalvoyagers.com/how-the-uber-rich-are-surviving-the-bangalore-floods/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:57:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/how-the-uber-rich-are-surviving-the-bangalore-floods/ As Bengaluru remains awash in floodwaters on day three, desperate families are scrambling for hotel rooms amid soaring prices. Rooms which cost around 10,000-20,000 rupees a day on average now cost 30,000-40,000 rupees as luxury houses in the city were flooded after heavy rains on September 5. Meena Girisaballa, CEO and founder of PurpleFront Technologies, […]]]>

As Bengaluru remains awash in floodwaters on day three, desperate families are scrambling for hotel rooms amid soaring prices. Rooms which cost around 10,000-20,000 rupees a day on average now cost 30,000-40,000 rupees as luxury houses in the city were flooded after heavy rains on September 5.

Meena Girisaballa, CEO and founder of PurpleFront Technologies, said her family spent 42,000 rupees to spend a night in a hotel on Old Airport Road as their luxurious home in Yemalur was flooded, The Times of India reported.

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Hotels in Whitefield, Outer Ring Road, Old Airport Road and Koramangala were full until Friday. Meanwhile, people couldn’t get rooms despite the skyrocketing prices.

The resident said they thought they could stay on the first floor of their villas until the floodwaters receded, but the emergency power ran out and there was no choice but to move to hotels.

People associated with the hospitality sectors said customers book rooms for 10-15 days because they expect it will take longer for their homes to be cleaned and renovated after the water hits. infiltrated.

Billionaires in boats

Epsilon, home to Bengaluru’s corporate and business elite, has gone from a wealthy utopia to a mess. The city’s most exclusive gated community, home to billionaires like Rishad Premji, Byju Raveendran and Varun Berry, was flooded after torrential rains on Sunday evening.

Most people had to be rescued in boats as the area looked like a ghost town as residents moved towards hotels. Footage from the area showed houses submerged while expensive furniture floated in the water.

Luxury cars taken away

Among the billionaires who have been affected by the floods are Gaurav Munjal of Unacademy, who posted a video of him being evacuated in a tractor. Ishaan Mittal, managing director of a venture capital fund, said 300 families in his company were evacuated when there was no electricity in the apartment.

Visuals from the elite company also showed submerged and floating German and Italian cars, which were once the prized possession of their owners.

Some vent their anger

Amid the floods and the ravages of rain, many industry executives and business leaders have taken to Twitter to express their anger over the problems faced by the people of Bengaluru.

Biotech industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw called the ravages of the rain “devastating” and said the city had never faced flooding on such a scale. Government and developers must collectively take responsibility for tackling bottlenecks, said the executive chairman of Bengaluru-headquartered biopharmaceutical company Biocon.

IT industry veteran TV Mohandas Pai said the devastation was due to heavy rains and resulted from several factors including poor governance, high corruption and lack of urban reforms. Political leaders and bureaucrats have failed citizens, the former chief financial officer of IT company Infosys Ltd has said of flooding in parts of Bangalore after two days of torrential rain.

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NDRF rescues 200 residents stranded in boats since Monday https://canalvoyagers.com/ndrf-rescues-200-residents-stranded-in-boats-since-monday/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 16:42:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/ndrf-rescues-200-residents-stranded-in-boats-since-monday/ The NDRF team on evacuation duty at the DNA IRIS apartment in Whitefield on Tuesday. | Photo credit: special arrangement People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in Bengaluru on Tuesday. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in […]]]>
The NDRF team on evacuation duty at the DNA IRIS apartment in Whitefield on Tuesday.

The NDRF team on evacuation duty at the DNA IRIS apartment in Whitefield on Tuesday. | Photo credit: special arrangement

People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in Bengaluru on Tuesday. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

People move on tractors in Yemalur, behind HAL airport, due to congestion in Bengaluru on Tuesday. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

A hotel on Outer Ring Road (ORR) was flooded on Tuesday due to a rupture in Lake Halanayakanahalli, Bengaluru.

A hotel on Outer Ring Road (ORR) was flooded on Tuesday due to a rupture in Lake Halanayakanahalli, Bengaluru. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

Greenwood Regency Apartment on Sarjapur Road on Tuesday.

Greenwood Regency Apartment on Sarjapur Road on Tuesday. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

Four National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been at the forefront of action since Monday in flooded areas of Bengaluru and have rescued over 200 people. They work with the assistance of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the fire and emergency services.

“We have two teams of 60 NDRF personnel which we then split into two and conducted operations in four locations over the past two days,” said J. Senthil Kumar, deputy commander and operations manager of the NDRF in Bengaluru, which was busy near Rainbow Drive Layout. Staff began operations in the city in the early hours of Monday.

They first responded to a distress call from Chaithanya Greenford flats in Seegehalli where 71 residents were evacuated. At around 8:45 a.m. a team reached the Cuemath center near Panathur from where they evacuated four men, two women and two children. Although the municipal authorities tried to continue the evacuation with JCB, when that did not work, they asked the NDRF to evacuate people by boat.

Later, from DNA Iris Apartment in Whitefield, they rescued 84 stranded residents, including 31 men, 29 women and 24 children. At the TZed houses in Varthur Road, NDRF rescued 12 elderly people, some of whom were in wheelchairs. The team also continued to evacuate residents from Rainbow Drive Layout and in the afternoon all residents were moved to safe locations.

Commenting on the unprecedented rains, Mr Kumar said: “The lakes are full to the brim and overflowing. The IMD has also issued a yellow alert in some places in Karnataka. We are asking people to seek refuge with friends and relatives on high ground until the situation improves.

The army also deployed

Madras Sappers, an Indian Army regiment based in the city, were also deployed on Tuesday to rescue more than 30 people using boats from a flooded residential settlement in Yamalur. The team was deployed at short notice due to rising waters and after access to the locality was cut off.

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Tents, shipping containers and boats galore: Glamping in Greenpoint https://canalvoyagers.com/tents-shipping-containers-and-boats-galore-glamping-in-greenpoint/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 16:38:03 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/tents-shipping-containers-and-boats-galore-glamping-in-greenpoint/ The words ‘camping’ and ‘Greenpoint’ have always sounded totally unrelated…until now. Glamping in New Yorka brand new business that opened last month, offers cabin, tent and boat stays on the Greenpoint waterfront for an outdoor urban experience. Each of the nine cabins is made from salvaged shipping containers and is equipped with amenities such as […]]]>

The words ‘camping’ and ‘Greenpoint’ have always sounded totally unrelated…until now.

Glamping in New Yorka brand new business that opened last month, offers cabin, tent and boat stays on the Greenpoint waterfront for an outdoor urban experience.

Each of the nine cabins is made from salvaged shipping containers and is equipped with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a bathroom with shower, as is the double-decker boat that remains moored in the Greenpoint Waters.

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Border Force boats should escort migrants to France, not Britain, says LIZ ARMSTRONG | Express a comment | Comment https://canalvoyagers.com/border-force-boats-should-escort-migrants-to-france-not-britain-says-liz-armstrong-express-a-comment-comment/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 12:37:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/border-force-boats-should-escort-migrants-to-france-not-britain-says-liz-armstrong-express-a-comment-comment/ Why not change this system and patrol our liquid border and turn back the boats? Once they realize that we are not picking them up, but turning them away and denying them access, it can make them think twice. Especially if they paid thousands for their seats. I know it must be hard when women […]]]>

Why not change this system and patrol our liquid border and turn back the boats?

Once they realize that we are not picking them up, but turning them away and denying them access, it can make them think twice. Especially if they paid thousands for their seats.

I know it must be hard when women and children are in the boats but these people are ready to put their families in danger, taking them from safe countries like France. Benefactors do no good at all.

Migrants live Riley’s life while retirees struggle

As pensioners face a nightmare of utility bills, the need to use food banks and a cost of living crisis, we are told £2billion is spent on immigrants every year illegal, says Susan Dance of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

These people are economic migrants, not refugees. But for some unfathomable reason we, the taxpayers, are being told that we have no choice and it is our responsibility to pay for their lifestyle.

Free hotel rooms, free food, free TV, free NHS, free tuition, pocket money and free mobile phones if needed. Absolutely disgusting.

If Ofgem can’t suspend the energy cap, what’s the point?

Instead of producing a myriad of complicated refunds and payments to try and make energy bills more affordable, why doesn’t Ofgem just raise the energy cap? asks Bill Biggins of Cawood, North Yorkshire.

Energy companies are making huge profits and raising the price cap will only serve to fill their coffers even more. If Ofgem can’t freeze the price cap, what’s the point?

It’s obvious that hopeless Patel should be sacked

The shocking cost to our country when it comes to asylum seekers just goes to show how pathetic our Home Secretary Priti Patel is, says Ruth Peberdy from Bridgwater, Somerset.

How Patel kept his job after such a disastrous performance is a complete mystery.

When the new Prime Minister takes his place at 10 Downing Street, I hope the first order of business will be to show her the door and replace her with someone with a lot more courage.

Fatcat clubs should offer free tickets to their fans

Reading the sports pages over the past few days there have been stories of footballers transferring for tens of millions of pounds who will earn hundreds of thousands a week, says Pete Squire from Astley, Lancashire.

At a time when we have people who can’t afford to pay their bills, buy food and heat their homes, I find these offers utterly disgusting.

It would be good for clubs if they considered the people who have supported them over the years and who are suffering, maybe saving them some money by giving them free entry to a few games.

I’m sure they wouldn’t miss a few million. Clubs would get some respect for their investment.

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French police cut off small boats and migrants with pepper spray amid increased travel https://canalvoyagers.com/french-police-cut-off-small-boats-and-migrants-with-pepper-spray-amid-increased-travel/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/french-police-cut-off-small-boats-and-migrants-with-pepper-spray-amid-increased-travel/ UN, US failed to deliver promised aid to Syrian refugees, expert says Promises by the United Nations and the United States to take action to help ease the worsening global refugee crisis have not been kept, according to an expert playing a leading role in efforts to provide health services to displaced people. Zaher Sahloul, […]]]>

UN, US failed to deliver promised aid to Syrian refugees, expert says

Promises by the United Nations and the United States to take action to help ease the worsening global refugee crisis have not been kept, according to an expert playing a leading role in efforts to provide health services to displaced people.

Zaher Sahloul, president of the humanitarian organization MedGlobal and founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria, told Arab News that there are more than 26 million refugees around the world who have been forced to leave their country of origin, and about a quarter of them are Syrians who fled the 11-year civil war in their country.

He said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had personally visited Ukrainian refugees since the start of the conflict in their country seven months ago, but had never visited Syrian refugees during a conflict that lasted more than a decade.

Meanwhile, he added, despite President Joe Biden’s promises that his administration would help Syrian refugees, only a small number have actually made it to the United States.

“We saw the UN secretary-general recently in Kyiv,” Sahloul said Wednesday during an appearance on The Ray Hanania Radio Show. “He was photographed greeting the President of Ukraine.

“He never went to the Syrian border. He never met any (Syrian) refugees and made a big deal out of this issue. It is his responsibility to respond to crises and he is not doing his job when it comes to Syria.

“Unfortunately, the global refugee crisis is getting worse every day. Every day you have thousands of refugees fleeing oppression, fleeing the brutalities of war, fleeing climate change, floods and natural disasters and, of course, the deterioration of the economy and governance in the countries from Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia – and now in Europe, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where suddenly, within a few months, you have 6 million Ukrainian refugees.

“Right now, there are approximately 26 (to) 29 million refugees in the world. Many of them came from countries that are going through wars, whether wars with other countries or civil wars, including in Syria. There are still 6.5 million Syrian refugees. One in four refugees in the world still comes from Syria, after 11 years of crisis.

Sahloul said US authorities always promised to help Syrian refugees and yet failed to do so. Former President Barack Obama promised aid, but it was delayed for more than five years. When Donald Trump was president, all efforts to help Syrian refugees were derailed by his “ban Muslims” policy.

When Biden took over in 2021, he promised to fix the problem, but that hasn’t happened yet. Permission to enter the United States has been granted to as many as 25,000 refugees, Sahloul said, but in many cases their arrival has been delayed by politics.

“Let’s just put it in perspective,” he said. “President Biden, after a week of war in Ukraine, said we would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to the United States. It took five years for the Obama administration to welcome the first Syrian refugees.

Sahloul said Obama had ‘humanized’ the perception of refugees and added, ‘The Trump administration had their refugee ban, or ‘Muslim ban’ or whatever you want to call it, where they prevented any resettlement of Syrian refugees and other refugees from the Middle East.

“And then the Biden administration, despite its promises to rectify the policies of the Trump administration, has been slow, is still very slow, to resettle Syrian refugees. So far (the US has) settled 3,500 (refugees).”

During 11 years of war in Syria, 1 million refugees have been killed and 100,000 have “disappeared”, Sahloul said.

“When it comes to the Middle East, we treat them differently than any other country in the world,” he added.

“It took 70 years of war with Israel to have 6.5 million Palestinian refugees. It took six years to have 6.5 million Syrian refugees. It will give you the magnitude of the brutality between the Arab regimes and Israel, which is considered the eternal enemy of everyone in the Middle East,” Sahloul said, highlighting the sheer intensity of the Syrian conflict and its crisis. refugees.

In total, around 89 million people worldwide are “displaced” after being forced from their homes, he added. Some may stay in their own country while others become refugees in other countries.

“In this week of the United Nations General Assembly, there are strong voices in support of Syrian refugees in general, including the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although there are question marks about his politics and policies and things like that,” Sahloul said. .

“One of the best speeches on refugees came from the Emir of Qatar; he talked about the moral responsibility of the UN and the fact that we forgot Syria and we forgot the Syrian refugees. It was a very inspiring speech.

“Unfortunately, the United Nations and other countries are not treating the root cause of the problems, they are treating the symptoms with band-aids.”

Hosted on the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News, The Ray Hanania Radio Show airs live every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. EST in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 and Washington DC on WDMV AM 700, and rebroadcasts in Chicago on Thursday at noon. CST on WNWI AM 1080.

You can listen to the radio show’s podcast by visiting ArabNews.com/rayradioshow.

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