Harbor Banner 2013

Monterey Harbor Update
 June  2013

In This Issue
Pillar Point Harbor News
Children and the Oceans
Safe Boating Classes
One more boat for sale!
Pillar Point Harbor News
Pillar Point harbor
Many of our boaters fish and sail to and from Pillar Point Harbor each year. Their struggle to maintain a navigable waters is no different than any other harbor. Each harbor has a unique set of natural challenges. Pillar Point is also working keep the harbor launch ramps clear and open. We have included information about the upcoming meeting that may be of interest to friends and boaters of Pillar Point Harbor. 


Pillar Point Harbor Shoreline Erosion Committee

Date: Wed. May 29, 2013 Time: 7:30pm
Location: Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Introduction - Sabrina Brennan
* Request Harbor District board approval to form an official Harbor District Shoreline Erosion Committee at the June 5th regular Harbor District meeting in Half Moon Bay
* Committee chair will deliver public input to the Harbor District Board

7:40pm (15 min)
Surfer's Beach Erosion - Neil Merrilees
Boat Launch Ramp Dredging and Perched Beach -�- Neil Merrilees

7:55pm (15 min)
West Shoreline Access Erosion -�- Lisa Ketcham Princeton Shoreline Erosion -�- Lisa Ketcham

Brainstorming session: solution, ideas, and concerns

Possible Action Items and Next Steps:

* Request Harbor District board approval to form an official Harbor District Shoreline Erosion Committee
* Identify and gain approvals of new dredge disposal sites with priority given to beach nourishment where it is urgently needed.
* Bring the 2012 PPH West Shoreline Access Trail erosion study forward for discussion of alternatives and plan for action.

Meeting Adjourned

*Times are approximate estimates.

Invite: Public, County, Coastal Commission, Gulf of the Farallones, Surfrider, Sierra Club, Midcoast Community Council, and Army Corps of Engineers.

Just Had To Publish This

Children Writing About the Ocean.

The next time you take an oceanography course, you will be totally prepared. (Removed five)


   3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7) 

   4) Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)


   6) - My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6) 


   7) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7) 
   8) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant?  Like, really?  (Helen, age 6) 
   9) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6) 


  10) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, 7) 
   13) -The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know.. (Bobby, age 6) 
   14) - My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7) 


The statements in this article are not the opinion of the Monterey harbor office or the City of Monterey.      

Safe Boating Classes

About Boating Safely

  • General information about boats and maintenance
  • Information on preparing for safe and enjoyable outings
  • Navigation rules and aids to navigation
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  • What to do in case of boating emergencies
  • State-specific laws and regulations you must follow
  • Certificate for successful course completion

In general, this information applies to all recreational watercraft (powerboats, PWCs, sailboats and boats which are paddled). PWC and Jet Ski operators often have additional laws and restrictions which apply to them.


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One Addition to our Boats for Sale listing
29 - Sailboat - racer/cruiser sailboat Cal 2-29 by Jensen Marine, 20 HP Diesel inboard, 29 ft long, w/o slip/mooring, 1979 for sale. Contact richard.dauphine@gmail.com



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