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Waterway and Maritime Transportation Industry

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  • Harbor Commission gets in queue for water taxis

    Newport Beach residents and visitors could be cruising to their favorite bayside destination by boat this time next year. The Harbor Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to form two ad-hoc committees, made up of harbor commissioners, to evaluate...
  • From the Boathouse: Give water taxis another try, but do it right

    Ahoy! I am pleased that the discussion about water taxis in Newport Harbor has bubbled up to the surface again. Yes, taxis have failed in the past because the logistics and paying ridership were not well thought out. Additionally, the project was...
  • The Harbor Report: Can harbor proposals stay afloat?

    While making my rounds around the harbor this week, my thoughts kept reflecting back to the comments made by Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill at the 33rd annual Mayor's Dinner. As most of you have already read, the mayor spoke about a pilot project to...
  • From the Boathouse: Harbor sorely lacking water taxis

    Ahoy! How refreshing to hear that Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill actually addressed a couple of harbor-related issues in his speech during the 33rd annual Mayor's Dinner. I have known Hill for many years, and I have personally seen his interest in...
  • Mailbag: Fencing plan for Adams is a good compromise

    I am in receipt of a letter sent to the Daily Pilot by Adams Elementary School librarian Deborah Lucas regarding the issue of fencing at the school ("Commentary: Adams Elementary fence belongs on perimeter," Feb. 21). I would like to respond: I...
  • Water taxis could face obstacles on Newport's harbor

    The Newport Beach harbor has long attracted residents and visitors alike. Beyond the allure of the water itself, ample opportunity for entertainment can be found along its shores. There is the Balboa Fun Zone with its iconic Ferris wheel, and a number...
  • Mayor proposes new moorings, water taxis

    Mayor proposes new moorings, water taxis
    Modern boat moorings, on-demand water taxis, a new golf course and reduced building-permit fees will be coming soon to Newport Beach — if the mayor gets his way. Living in Newport Beach promises a high quality of life that should be both...
  • From the Boathouse: Houseboat now a true home

    Ahoy! Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel. U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
  • From the Boathouse: Seeking support for abandoned boat law

    Ahoy! News of the week is that the Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) is encouraging boaters to support SB 122, which was introduced by Sen. Ted W. Lieu. This bill will prevent the automatic sunset of the abandoned and derelict vessel program...
  • Commentary: It's time revive small retailers

    The Newport Beach and Corona del Mar landscape keeps transforming, but into what? The Mayans always assumed that everything happened in circles, and their calendar reflected that assumption, that what happened before will happen again. I am starting to...
  • Party ordinance, smoking ban, auditor on city groups' agendas

    The city of Newport Beach will address a number of contentious issues next week, ranging from a new law regulating parties to choosing the city's auditor, which is presently the same auditor that worked in Bell. On the City Council's plate: The "loud...
  • Newport firm to manage the Queen Mary

    A Newport Beach hospitality company that manages hotels throughout the state has been hired to manage the iconic Queen Mary docked in Long Beach Harbor. Evolution Hospitality, which manages a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Anaheim and a Hard Rock Hotel...