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By Joseph Serna | April 1, 2010
When people typically think of the Boy Scouts of America, they think of Pinewood derby cars and camping trips. But there’s another branch, and on April 17 it’s reminding the public of everything it has to offer. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, plans to host an opening day celebration with fun for kids and food for all. The location is home to the Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scouts group, which participates in water-based activities.
November 18, 1999
Selicia Kennedy-Ross NEWPORT BEACH -- The Boy Scouts of America Sea Base in Newport Harbor will be the beneficiary of a $14-million fund-raising drive by the county's Scout Council. The Orange County Boy Scout Council began its two-year capital campaign in June 1998 in order to refurbish and expand local scout camps and other facilities across the county. The council plans to use money from the final six months of the campaign next year -- when they expect to raise about $4.5 million -- to refurbish and expand the sea base, said Bill Mountford, base property manager.
By Lauren Vane | June 25, 2006
With a final blow of the horn and a Sea Scout salute, Argus left the docks of the Newport Sea Base early Saturday for what could be its last voyage through Newport Harbor. The 101-year-old ship is headed for Long Beach, where it will be stored to make room at the sea base docks. Following a Coast Guard inspection that found a rotted hull and signs of iron disease, Argus was voluntarily taken out of service in January. Argus was put up for auction on eBay at a sale price of $75,000, but no one bid on the ship.
October 25, 2007
Orange County Sea Scouts awarded its first Good Sea Scout Award to a local publisher and boat-show producer at a luncheon Tuesday that raised more than $20,000 for the Newport Sea Base. Mayor Steve Rosansky presented the Sea Scout award to Duncan McIntosh and officially proclaimed Oct. 23 Duncan McIntosh Day in Newport Beach. McIntosh, along with his business partner and wife, Teresa McIntosh, is co-publisher of Sea Magazine, Go Boating Magazine and The Log Newspaper; and co-producer of the Newport in-the-Water Boat Show, Lido Yacht Expo and Marina del Rey Boat Show.
May 6, 2005
Lindsay Sandham The Scout Spirit will have a helmsman for the First Team Invitational Regatta, and he doesn't even need training for the job. David Team of Newport Beach put up $30,000 for the chance to work aboard the racing yacht during the regatta, scheduled for May 19 through 22 in Newport Harbor. The opportunity was part of an online auction before Team made his offer. Of the amount, $25,000 will go to the regatta and Hoag Hospital, with the other $5,000 going to the Newport Sea Base, which owns the 78-foot turbo maxi sled.
By Alicia Robinson | May 16, 2006
The Argus, a 101-year-old tall ship that's been a popular fixture at the Newport Sea Base for 35 years, will be put up for sale on eBay this week, officials said Monday. The Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America operates the sea base and owns the ship. Boy Scout officials decided last week to try to sell the Argus after learning in January that it would need as much as $1.5 million in repairs to keep taking paying passengers. The ship, a 92-foot topsail ketch, was built in 1905 in Denmark as a work boat that hauled grain and lumber.
By Brianna Bailey | December 30, 2009
With its sails unfurled and a few cannon blasts, the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain docked in Newport Beach on Wednesday after a roughly 300-mile, three-day voyage from Santa Cruz. A few spectators gathered at the Newport Sea Base to watch the 103-foot topsail ketch slowly emerge from the gray drizzle that hung over Newport Harbor Wednesday afternoon, chugging up the bay on motor power before making a U-turn to dock at the Sea Base. A reproduction of a typical European cargo ship of the 19th century, the Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Newport Beach through Jan. 10, offering tours and sailing trips.
July 9, 2001
Mathis Winkler As an Arizona desert child, sailing was a little out of the ordinary for Catherine Malm. "I did all those sort of traditional mountain desert things," Malm said. But her grandfather sailed and got her hooked early on. She began lake sailing, entered her first race at 13 and began following her passion as a student at Pomona College. After meeting her husband, Jaime, during a regatta in Mission Bay, Malm came to Newport Beach and ran the junior program at Balboa Yacht Club.
July 7, 2002
The Boy Scout Sea Base has a long history of providing youngsters the opportunity to experience Newport Harbor ("Commissioners OK sea base expansion," June 13). As Newport Beach has grown, so has the use of the harbor. With the growth of neighboring communities from Costa Mesa to Tustin, the use of the harbor has been even greater. The addition of new cities and new populations in Irvine and Newport Coast has added to the desire of more people wanting to take advantage of this natural resource.
October 7, 2011
John Uri Crites, 85, a retired aerospace engineer, husband, father (5), grandfather (14) and great-grandfather (21) passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, October 5, 2011. John was born in Los Angeles, 1925 to Viola Agnes Uri and Clarence Dynes Crites. His family, older brother and lifetime best friend, Cyrus, and younger sister, Mary, moved to Oklahoma when he was 9 years old. John graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1950.  He was a loyal fraternal member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  At an exchange with Delta Gamma he met the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Edwina Cornish.
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