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America’s Cup sailboat American Magic in Pensacola for winter training

February 10, 2019
New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team’s winter training base in late 2018 and early 2019. The team was formed in 2017 to win the America’s Cup, the highest prize in sailing and the oldest trophy in international sports.
Source: WINTER BASE OPENS AT PORT OF PENSACOLA -
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New Boating Rules in Orange Beach

February 07, 2019

Slow going for boaters this Summer!

Posted by James Gordon NBC 15 on Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Ancient Native American canal discovered in Gulf Shores | al.com

February 06, 2019
Working on tips from locals, archaeologists announced the discovery of an ancient canal cut through the sandy soil of the Fort Morgan peninsula 1,400 years ago. The canal, dug in 600 A.D., once ran south from Oyster Bay to the northern shore of Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores. It would have served as a sort of prehistoric super highway, facilitating travel by dugout canoe from Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Source: Ancient Native American canal discovered in Gulf Shores | al.com
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Fort Morgan sign marks end of Alabama Scenic River Trail

February 03, 2019
Fort Morgan, Ala. (WKRG) -- Monday marks a big day for a group dedicated to highlighting recreation along Alabama's waterways.  Tomorrow at 1:30 at Fort Morgan members of the Alabama Scenic River Trail organization and others will dedicate this 600-pound sign.  The sign marks the end of the original 650-mile section of the River Trail.
Source: Fort Morgan sign marks end of Alabama Scenic River Trail
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Newest waterfront attraction cruises from Downtown Mobile | WPMI

January 15, 2019
Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Visit Mobile CEO David Clark and Perdido Queen Captain William Jones will hold a press conference to officially launch the newest attraction operating from Cooper Riverside Park in Downtown Mobile. Mobile’s own paddlewheel, the Perdido Queen, offers entertaining dinner and happy hour cruises from Downtown Mobile. This new attraction will provide a unique way to see and enjoy Mobile’s scenic waterways. And, who doesn’t love a paddlewheel ride?
Source: Newest waterfront attraction cruises from Downtown Mobile | WPMI
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Mobile’s newest waterfront attraction cruises come to Downtown Mobile

January 15, 2019
You can now cruise Mobile's scenic waterways on a paddlewheel boat while enjoying dinner and drinks. The Perdido Queen will launch from Cooper Riverside Park in downtown Mobile. The Perdido Queen runs two types of cruises, the Mobile Dinner Cruise and the Mobile Happy Hour Waterfront Cruise.
Source: Mobile's newest waterfront attraction cruises come to Downtown Mobile
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Rescue agencies call on kayakers to attach contact info to their vessels | AL.com

January 13, 2019
The Coast Guard, as well as state fish and wildlife agencies, is reporting an increasing problem with unmarked kayaks, canoes and other unpowered small boats adrift in waters in Alabama and across the nation. The explosive growth of kayaks used in fishing in recent years has particularly exacerbated the problem.
Source: Rescue agencies call on kayakers to attach contact info to their vessels | AL.com
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2018 Pontoon Boat Dealer of the Year – Paradise Marine Center – Gulf Shores, AL – Living The Toon Life

December 26, 2018
Congratulations to Paradise Marine Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama for being selected as the 2018 Pontoon Boat Dealer of the Year! Our team at Livingthetoonlife.com have spent thousands of hours researching this amazing segment of recreational boating. Over the past year, we've focused heavily on the - dealer to consumer - relations.
Source: 2018 Pontoon Boat Dealer of the Year - Paradise Marine Center - Gulf Shores, AL - Living The Toon Life
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Manatee found dead in Mobile River probably killed by boat, autopsy finds | al.com

December 09, 2018
Gulf Coast scientists knew Hoth the manatee well: They’d tracked him for a decade and saved his life once. Now they think they know what killed him. The animal's body was found in the Mobile River shipping channel near downtown Mobile on Nov. 14. According to information newly released by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), an initial necropsy has shown injuries "consistent with blunt force trauma, such as from a boat-strike."
Source: Manatee found dead in Mobile River probably killed by boat, autopsy finds | al.com
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We Met A Pirate- World Famous Flora Bama Yacht Club- with Randy Montgomery – Living The Toon Life

December 04, 2018
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon in November, when we decided to take the Pontoon Boat for a cruise down Ole River, along the Florida & Alabama Gulf Coast. Departing Happy Harbour Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, our destination is the world famous Flora Bama Yacht Club. It is located on the Florida & Alabama State line on Ole River at 30.2827° N, 87.5173° W (North of the Gulf of Mexico) The water was smooth as glass, the temp was 70 degrees and the Bama was calling our name.
Source: We Met A Pirate- World Famous Flora Bama Yacht Club- with Randy Montgomery - Living The Toon Life

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