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February 4, 2001
Stefanie Frith NEWPORT BEACH -- Adjusting his pirate hat, five-year-old Alex Mitchell of Corona del Mar pulled on his mother Karen's arm and started to get excited. "Look, look!" he said. "I can see the pirate flag." Karen Mitchell, 39, laughed, and shielding her eyes from the sun, looked out from the deck of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum at the two tall ships docked in the harbor. "We saw the ships while driving [on East Coast Highway]
NEWS
January 3, 2003
Former Clinton aide will speak at UCI On Jan. 23, UC Irvine will host a "fireside chat" with Larry Irving, a former assistant secretary of commerce and Clinton Administration technology team member. He will discuss the status of the digital divide and answer "How divided are we?" and "Does the Bush Administration think the divide no longer exists?" The 7 to 8:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture in the Humanities Instructional Building's room 100. Information: (949)
NEWS
September 15, 2002
The Daily Pilot photo staff hit the pavement early Sept. 11 to capture our community honoring the anniversary of the attacks. It was like a challenge: Who is going to get the shot that says it all? We covered many events that day including Costa Mesa's Patriot Day and the Tall Ships memorial. But the stand-out picture that set the bar was Don Leach's photograph of a flight attendant tossing a flower into the ocean. It's not every day that our news coverage includes a national issue.
NEWS
January 16, 2004
Deepa Bharath Don't be surprised if you see cannons blasting off in Newport Harbor two weeks from now. Don't be surprised either if you see pirates let out battle cries as two tall ships bearing wild buccaneers of yore fight it out in the harbor, normally home to modern pleasure boats and yachts. It will all be part of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's Pirates of Newport exhibit, spurred by the phenomenal success of the Hollywood blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean."
NEWS
August 26, 2002
June Casagrande She's less than 1 year old, but in that time the tall ship Lynx has become a regular sweetheart of the city. Since the replica 1812 privateer made her local debut at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum in May, the tall ship owned by Woody Woodson has become practically a fixture here -- a must-have guest at many patriotic local events. So it's no surprise that she's the headliner among 20 tall ships expected to sail into town for the Sept.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Max Dillman June 3, 1925 - Aug. 5, 2012 Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Max was a Balboa resident for over 55 years. Originally born in Alhambra, Max made many long lasting friends who he continued to stay in touch with over the years. There were no strangers in Max's life, only friends he hadn't met yet. He served in the US Navy during WWII on a PBY Catalina in the South Pacific. A baseball player and fan all his life, he played catcher for the Reno Silver Sox in 1947.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
Lolita Harper Young Rachael Lipkin showed no indication that she understood the significance of her beach outing Wednesday morning at Big Corona State Park. The 4-year-old sat in the sand, happily digging, ignoring the handful of speakers at the makeshift lectern and seeming only slightly aware of the tall ships off shore. In a few years, she will come to understand the gravity of the Newport Beach memorial ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the East Coast terrorists attacks.
NEWS
March 16, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- After 2 1/2 years at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, executive director Wayne Eggleston has stepped down. Eggleston, who is vice mayor of San Clemente, left the museum to pursue opportunities in his previous career in property management. "I wanted to get back to my original career," Eggleston said. "I'm looking at different opportunities." The museum's board of directors is currently conducting a recruitment effort to replace Eggleston.
NEWS
January 12, 2003
This was almost the picture that wasn't. As the two tall ships were about to do a mock battle, my battery went dead in my primary camera. No big deal I thought as I switched to my other one. But that one too told me no power. No worries I thought as I switched to another battery. Hmmm ... that one was dead too. I was getting a bit worried since the sun was setting and beautiful pictures were happening all around. I had one battery left in the bag. That one too, was on its last legs.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT HARBOR -- Opening a window in time, two old-time clipper ships sailed into the harbor Tuesday as a reminder of the area's nautical past. Mayor Gary Adams laid out the welcome mat, presenting one of the ships' captains with an honorary key to Newport Beach and a plaque. "I'd like to thank you for including us on your ports of call," Adams said during a brief ceremony. "It's great to have you." The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, in the midst of a six-month educational tour of the state's coastline, will be docked behind the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum until Feb. 5. During their stay, the ships and their 53-member crew will enlighten local fourth- and fifth-graders about life on an 18th century sailing vessel.
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August 17, 2012
Max Dillman June 3, 1925 - Aug. 5, 2012 Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Max was a Balboa resident for over 55 years. Originally born in Alhambra, Max made many long lasting friends who he continued to stay in touch with over the years. There were no strangers in Max's life, only friends he hadn't met yet. He served in the US Navy during WWII on a PBY Catalina in the South Pacific. A baseball player and fan all his life, he played catcher for the Reno Silver Sox in 1947.
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By Jenny Stockdale, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 24, 2012
Dressed in festive pirate regalia, more than a dozen protesters rallied Saturday afternoon below the Ferris wheel at Balboa Fun Zone, supporting the side yard boat restoration project of Newport Beach shipwright Dennis Holland. Holding pirate flags and picket signs while chanting "Save The Shawnee," the protesters - some coming from hundreds of miles away - attracted the attention of the bustling Saturday crowd, just in front of the ferry to Balboa Island. Waving signage stating "Don't let mediocre minds destroy a great ship" and "Screwing someone legally is still wrong," the group collectively cited The Shawnee's historical significance as their reason for protesting the ordinance that requires Holland to move the boat off his property.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2011
SUNDAY Hanukkah Bash The Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach hosts a Hanukkah Community Party. The event starts at 2 p.m. and features entertainment for grown-ups and children, doughnuts, latkes and a community game of Dreidel. For more information, call (949) 721-9800, or go to http://www.JewishNewport.com. Lemon Drop Dance Club Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its Christmas Day singles party from 7 to midnight at the OC Airport Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine.
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By Imran Vittachi | September 15, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — From their perch on a buoy bobbing by the entrance to Newport Harbor, a party of California sea lions welcomed the Irving Johnson with a cacophony of honks. On Monday's voyage up the Orange Coast from Dana Point, the crew of the tall ship had unfurled its sails, which gleamed in the late morning sunlight. The brigantine's deckhands could be seen changing tack on the jib sails out front to catch a wind blowing in from Catalina. They were preparing the 100-foot, 100-ton boat for its approach into the harbor.
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By Brianna Bailey | December 31, 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, 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | February 23, 2007
The 102-year-old tall ship Argus will be made seaworthy again, but once it's ship-shape, the vessel will need a new home. The Newport Sea Base, where the ship has docked since about 1972, signed a deal Thursday to sell Argus for $1 to the newly formed Argus Foundation. The foundation will work to raise the $1.5 million or more needed to repair the wood-hulled ship. Over the years, hundreds of Boy Scouts have learned to sail on Argus, a 92-foot topsail ketch that was built in 1905 in Denmark as a work boat.
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By Michael Alexander | December 9, 2006
On the 65th anniversary of a foreign power's attack on American soil, veterans of World War II commemorated the occasion aboard a reminder of a much older conflict. As those present told stories of bombs and bullets, the ship they sailed on was straight from the age of cannon and sail. About a dozen World War II veterans and their family members gathered on a bright, clear Thursday morning in Newport Harbor for an outing and ceremony on the schooner Lynx, a tall ship built to represent an American privateer schooner from the War of 1812.
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