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Waterway and Maritime Transportation Industry

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  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: The Walters weigh in on boating

    Have you ever watched the ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham when he is doing a routine with his puppet, Walter? The character is described as an old curmudgeon who says whatever we're afraid to say, because he just doesn't care anymore. When I was...
  • From the Boathouse: Bundling up for a chilly weekend

    Ahoy! I am predicting a cloudy and cool weekend on the water after our little weather system has left Southern California. If you are going boating, take jackets. The daytime air temperatures will be in the low- to mid-60s, and the nighttime...
  • The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas

    The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas
    I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events. First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list....
  • Mayor's fee-waiver idea to be heard

    Mayor's fee-waiver idea to be heard
    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will discuss whether to waive residential building permit fees on projects for the remainder of the year, an idea championed by Mayor Rush Hill. Be it for a bedroom addition or a roof re-do, Hill proposed that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: We need the public's input on the harbor

    When it comes to Newport Harbor, everyone agrees on two things: It's one of the finest small craft harbors in the world and it's essentially built out. The 1,200 private homes on the bay take up 85% of the waterfront. The remaining portion is occupied...
  • Rowland group tackles air quality after oil spill

    When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, sending millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, most scientists were concerned about the damage to sea life. Not many gave a whiff of thought to air quality. The Rowland-Blake Group at UC...