Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-915 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Hard to believe it’s the last weekend of August already!&nbsp;Seems like we were just launching boats and preparing for the Blessing of the Fleet. I must say though, the past month has seen some beautiful summer days, nights and weekends. Most of you have taken trips to the islands and other locations, spent time at the pool, enjoyed some great concerts, and visited with friends and families. This is what SHM is all about, a place where you can get away from it all, relax and enjoy.<br />&nbsp;<br />Although the summer is winding down, it&rsquo;s not over yet! Looks like it is going to be another nice weather weekend. Don&rsquo;t forget to visit us at the Boat Show at Cedar Point this weekend.<br />&nbsp;<br />All the best,<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ffafedd0db&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1cadddfd-f786-478d-b686-ea88c078d9df.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="318" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>North American Demo Boat Show&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30</strong><br /><br />It&rsquo;s that time! The North American Demo Boat Show is this weekend at Cedar Point. Jerry will be there most of the weekend, so stop and say &ldquo;hello.&rdquo; For more information on the show,<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0589ee81fd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">&nbsp;visit their website</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f2f28d4fe4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/999f9166-67ed-400e-be05-32e6904f5551.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="271" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Tom Todd Labor Day Show<br />Saturday, September 5</strong><br /><br />Tom Todd the One Man Band will be here Saturday, September 5, to show off his amazing musical ability. This is always a fun show so come, relax and make this concert a part of your Labor Day Weekend plans!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /> <br /><strong>Health Issues</strong><br /><br />Over the course of the last couple weeks, there have been some health issues here at SHM. As a reminder, there is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) located in the Community Room, which is open 24 hours. Please don&rsquo;t hesitate to contact SHM staff at any time for help.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Gas Dock</strong><br /><br />With the beautiful weekends and all the activities, we have had a busy gas dock. In order for things to run smoothly and safely, be sure to have your dock lines ready before coming to the gas dock or pump out area. For single skippers, lines should be dropped over the side and ready for our staff to grab hold and hook you up.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6cd422262c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9451d761-768d-4f9c-8e39-59e75b9d1ad1.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> I will never get tired of saying, &ldquo;looks like it&rsquo;s going to be another great weekend!&rdquo; The week started off cool and overcast, but should end with highs in the mid to upper 70&rsquo;s and lows in the low 60&rsquo;s. Perfect for boating during the day and sitting at the firepit by night.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos and selfies on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and locations.&nbsp;<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-915 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-914 <div>Great Lakes Boaters,<br /><br />It&rsquo;s 62 degrees out tonight,&nbsp;and I was just thinking where did summer go?&nbsp;I know it&rsquo;s not over by any means; after all, it&rsquo;s only August and we normally can boat well into October.&nbsp;<br /><br />And then I started to remember how hot it was a week ago (90&rsquo;s), and&nbsp;started thinking about&nbsp;my boat and the breakdowns that occurred in the month of&nbsp;July. In one week I broke an outdrive, had an electrical short caused from overloading my shore power running the A/C 24 hours a day, then a sea water pump went out on engine #3, and then my icemaker broke! &nbsp;<br /><br />I have to ask myself, could the breakdowns have been prevented had I performed better maintenance? I know the icemaker broke before, and I&nbsp;don’t think that was preventable.&nbsp; The electrical issues had warning signs because I could smell hot plastic from being overloaded, but I didn’t think it was melting. &nbsp;Yes, it was, and I should have looked into it before it ruined&nbsp;two $85 breakers and other wire parts.&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b1925d14f6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8614ee74-6b8e-4ce8-9061-22d43ab7b0cc.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div></div> <div>The impeller in the middle is what mine looked like -&nbsp;the one on the upper right is what it&rsquo;s supposed to look like!</div> <div><br />The sea water pump was at least three years old, maybe older, I cannot remember. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s recommended&nbsp;they be replaced every two years.&nbsp; (I missed that, didn’t I?)&nbsp; And, as heavy as my boat is, the outdrives should be serviced every year, and I chose not to&nbsp;mess with&nbsp;them last year.&nbsp;I won&rsquo;t do that again!&nbsp;<br /><br />Outdrive and drive train parts are the costliest parts&nbsp;to replace on&nbsp;a boat. Not to mention they always break when you&rsquo;re out boating and having fun. This is why you should schedule your service work so you can be ready to boat trouble-free as warm weather is gone for now, but&nbsp;should return soon.<br />As summer returns later this week, my boat is repaired and ready to go again and I&rsquo;m looking for anyone who wants to go for a ride. But remember the Cary 50 has four engines, so your credit card may be required, because I&rsquo;m broke after all the repair costs ;)<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>WINTER STORAGE CONTRACTS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />We still have lots of availability for outside winter storage, but very limited availability for inside heated storage.&nbsp; Remember, the early bird sign up rates end on August 31!&nbsp; Please contact Heidi with any questions. Here is&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=55ce9102c1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">a link to the contract</a>&nbsp;and also&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=07ad2e3b37&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">a link to the haul out and service form</a>&nbsp;that needs to be completed. Be sure you tell your dock mates and friends.<br /><br /><strong>Also remember…winter storage info:</strong><br /><br />Remember once you&rsquo;ve sent your Winter Storage Contract in, we need you to fill out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=338cd88a75&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the Haul Out Form</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;By letting us know on the Haul Out Form or in a Service Request Form that you will need work done, we can be sure to get everything scheduled in a timely manner. Winter is a great time to get all your normal maintenance done, as well as any fix-it work.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Also, please remember if you need service work done on your boat at any time, please give us a call at&nbsp;<strong>231-683-1812</strong>, or fill out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7d3312ee2c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">our service request form</a>&nbsp;and email it back to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. You can also fax it to<strong>&nbsp;231-755-6437</strong>. One of our service staff will contact you promptly to go over the work that you need done and provide you with the best price!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>THE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PICNIC &ndash; 2015</strong> <div><br /><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b9f7f3a7f1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/927f3757-5e48-4aa1-9ff4-1ddcd195938c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="526" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Thank you to all the boaters that participated in the 2015 Customer Appreciation Picnic!!&nbsp; Everyone had a great time, there were many wonderful prizes given away, and the food was the best yet of any of our picnics!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f27b23b690&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fd3073b2-00b1-4d7e-b6ac-81701c0b0704.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />For a marina to be a success there are many moving parts. The biggest, most important part is the boaters who call the marina home. We do not take for granted in any way the fact that Great Lakes Marina has the best boaters there are!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=14730d8376&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/71c1766d-2558-460f-bc8d-a1c91a94719f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />A Few Hints from our GLM Boaters: <ul> <li>If you&rsquo;re going to Bear Lake, remember the high water level.&nbsp; Kurt P. from C Dock told us of at least two boaters that ruined their canvas and metal frames going under the bridge!!</li> <li>Max M. from D Dock asked that any one who sees the giant turtle who is also calling Great Lakes Marina home be mindful of how dangerous this turtle can be, and know that it&rsquo;s best to leave him alone.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3b22c1b0f3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1f60615b-d698-4389-9973-4a388c2d91ee.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>For the many, many friends of David Howes, we wanted to post Dave&rsquo;s obituary and funeral information:</strong> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b9293b59dd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/91cd29df-f29d-4a15-a5b2-4545b9c987bf.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="226" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b57347783c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/096edcf2-8687-4668-8532-962dd212fc74.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Howes, David A. Ada, Michigan.&nbsp;</div> <div>On Sunday, June 21, 2015, David A. Howes, age 69, joined his father, Robert Joseph Howes, and mother, Ruth Marie Howes, in paradise. Life has lost an amazing and wonderful man, whose wisdom was sought by all who knew him. He was so loved and cherished by his friends, and family that he will be more than missed for his kind and generous spirit. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 215 Sheldon Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI. Interment will take place on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 2:30 PM at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI. Donations may be made to local chapters of the&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=da554bcdd2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">American Cancer Society</a>.</div> <br /><br /><strong>ANOTHER STORMY WEEK PHOTO</strong><br /><br />…hopefully the rest of Summer will be calmer!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c596430b56&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32f60aea-4a13-4c95-8148-38a37bda41b3.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="183" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-914 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-913 <div><span style="color: #000033;">Eaton Ferry Boaters,</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Well, I hate to say it, but the season is winding down to a close. We hope everyone has had a super summer! And hey, we still have Labor Day to look forward to!&nbsp;Several&nbsp;of our staff&nbsp;have&nbsp;headed back to school, but the rest of us are still here to assist you in whatever way we can. If there is anything we can do, please don&rsquo;t hesitate to ask.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">252-586-4661&nbsp;</span></div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=09f0924964&amp;e=449399d0e1" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0b4c0051-7439-450f-a5ac-1b2601346df6.jpeg" alt="" width="480" height="407" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Lake Gaston Live Grand Finale</strong>&nbsp;<br /><strong>Saturday, August 29, 11:30 a.m.</strong><br /><br />Come join us&nbsp;here at Morningstar Marinas for the Lake Gaston Live Finale featuring&nbsp;Steve Owens&nbsp;and the Summertime Band starting at&nbsp;<strong>11:30 a.m</strong>. There will be prizes, great music and food, lots of cool people, and someone will win a Friday Night Beach Blast Party at their place with&nbsp;Johnny Draper.&nbsp; Come check it out! Learn more about&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=057437e6e6&amp;e=449399d0e1" target="_blank">Steve and his band</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=afa004da79&amp;e=449399d0e1" target="_blank">Johnny</a>&nbsp;on their Facebook pages.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4d6a206404&amp;e=449399d0e1" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="110" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />The Pointe Restaurant has a great lineup scheduled for this weekend!<br /><br /><strong>Friday, August 28</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp; DJ Jessie<br /><strong>Saturday, August 29</strong>&nbsp;- Shame for Sydney<br /><br />For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a402bc728a&amp;e=449399d0e1" target="_blank">their website</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />The weather forecast for this weekend should be great with a little chance of rain, and the high in the mid 80s. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-913 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-912 <div>Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />What a fantastic time we had on Saturday at our Family Fun Day! The cardboard boat races were a riot. Kids and adults participated. See below for more about the event, and to view photos.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />While reading a trade journal, I came across&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fdd4502930&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">a link to a free safe boating course</a>offered by Boat/US, and thought I would share with you.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Remember, the deadline for our photo contest is August 31st. Email your photos to Heather at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;for the opportunity to win some great prizes.<br />&nbsp;<br />Finally, summer is not over! We are anticipating another beautiful weekend and&nbsp;have two more great events planned for September. Come down and see us!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bbf15a253f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e08e59d8-08d1-428a-9183-f8a7da36f614.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>FAMILY FUN DAY</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks to all of you that came to our Family Fun Day. We had a blast! The kids loved the bounce house. Plus, the cardboard boat race was a hoot. I don’t think that I have laughed so hard in years!<br />&nbsp;<br />The race started with the kid&rsquo;s division. All the boats ware launched at the same time and off they went. Well, some of them anyway. Nick took off in his boat, the Pink Panther, with his sister not too far behind him in her boat. My kids, and Grant’s son and friend, not so much. My daughters, who have never paddled a boat before, wound-up going in circles while Grant’s son’s boat capsized immediately.<br />&nbsp;<br />The adults were next. Pretty much everyone, save one, sunk or capsized immediately. (The kids put them to shame!) Trevor’s boat truly was the titanic of cardboard boats. Everyone really got into it, and had a great time.<br />&nbsp;<br />We had so much fun that the staff and I plan on making it an annual event. To see photos,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=317814a273&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">follow the link to our blog</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks again to everyone who attended, and made it such a great day!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=97da4677e3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6a861c43-00bf-4290-b37c-1073726b7af8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>LABOR DAY COOK-OUT</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 5, 12 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Where should you spend Labor Day Weekend? At Skippers, of course! We will host a Labor Day Cookout for all of our wonderful members. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=88462a4464&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/95264de0-581d-428d-9e39-629a0db09711.png" alt="" width="200" height="220" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>PIRATE PARTY</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 19, 4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Did you know that there is an International Talk Like A Pirate Day?<br />Aargh, Matey, there is! And, it just so happens to fall on a Saturday this year. So, what better excuse to have a pirate party at the marina?!&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9a8496e46d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/95a7929f-ffe9-4c23-898f-5cc096d01da5.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Submit your photos to Heather at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘likes&rsquo; on our Facebook page wins one of these four prizes:&nbsp;<strong>exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube</strong>.<br />Categories are:&nbsp;<strong>Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Forecast courtesy of WSOC-TV Chief Meteorologist and Morningstar Boater Steve Udelson:&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />We’re setting up for a great weekend on the lake. We’ll see plenty of sun both days with highs in the upper 80s. Humidity will be quite low (for August) and this should mean a rain-free weekend. Water temps are in the upper 80s. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-912 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-911 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,&nbsp;<br /><br />It was another fun and beautiful week here at Sandusky Harbor. Garage sale went well with over 40 tables being used. Maggie and Lenny served a fabulous breakfast at the Garage Sale on Saturday and sadly, their last breakfast at SHM on Sunday. As a reminder, there will be no breakfast available on Saturdays or Sundays until we can find someone to replace them. We miss them already!<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is winding down, and kids (and teachers) are heading back to school. Sadly, our thoughts are looking towards (I&rsquo;m sorry, I have to say it) haul-out. If you haven&rsquo;t received the 2015-16 Winter Storage and Dockage Package, please be sure to call or email Melissa at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mwalter@morningstarmarinas.com">mwalter@morningstarmarinas.com</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br />There is still some summer left to enjoy, and our Septembers are usually warm and beautiful here at SHM!<br />&nbsp;<br />All the Best,<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/71f32d8e-abfc-483c-ab4b-50e60d37ac57.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="192" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />What a great time we had at the garage sale! Looked like lots of items were moving with satisfied customers. There was a great variety and some amazing prices. Thank you to all that participated!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4127c1c9-fd00-484c-ab0f-7a967bdeefef.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Boat Show<br />Thursday &ndash; Saturday, August 27, 28, 29</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;ll be set up at the North American Demo Boat Show held at Cedar Point. Stop by our booth and say hi!<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/865ac40f-d61f-4e8a-82ac-640ff60ebbe7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></strong></h3> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: #000033;">A few&nbsp;things to keep in mind..</span></div> <ul> <li>While we love our dogs here at Sandusky Harbor, we are still obligated to follow Health Department rules and regulations. No dogs are permitted in the bathhouse or pool area.</li> <li><strong>Speed!</strong>&nbsp;To keep everyone safe, please watch your speed in the parking lot. We have had a couple near misses as people are coming and going.</li> </ul> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8f546582-b2aa-49ec-a4b6-fc8be31cbede.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="452" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">Christmas is coming! Our new T-Shirts are an excellent gift for Christmas, birthdays, or just because! They were flying off the shelf last weekend so be sure to get yours soon!</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">The season started off a little, ok a lot, wet&hellip;but the past weekends have been beautiful. This week looks like it is shaping up to be another one to get out and enjoy. Highs are low 80&rsquo;s and cooling off nicely at night to low 60&rsquo;s (perfect for sitting by the fire pit).&nbsp;</span> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-911 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-910 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It’s hard to believe that school started this week&hellip;.the summer has just flown by.&nbsp; Our RHYC kids were well prepared to return to school with all the safety tips presented at Kid&rsquo;s Appreciation Day last week! Corporal Patterson of the Georgetown County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department was on hand with safety tips plus a really nice goodie bag for all the kids. Midway Fire Department sent Michael Morris, Nancy Crawford and the Midway team for fire truck tours and a special visit by Bella, the Fire Station Dalmatian. No RHYC Kid&rsquo;s Day would be complete without our pal Beans Kelly organizing games and contests for all the kids. More than 60 kids attended the fun activities topped off with free lemonade and ice pops. Check out the photos below and see all the fun!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><strong>KID&rsquo;S DAY AT RHYC 2015&nbsp;</strong></p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7a6dc26965&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/86846217-cc43-4545-99ef-3e79819d4f3d.jpg" alt="bella the fire station dalmation with kids in the pool" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;Enjoying a training session with Bella the Midway Fire Station Dalmatian.</div> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a4fe72cbd0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a6489a9e-3491-4f1e-b04f-eb0937151143.jpg" alt="kids watching a safety demonstration" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Corporal Patterson explains &ldquo;Stop, Look &amp; Listen&rdquo; plus other back-to-school<br />safety tips to our RHYC kids.</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0b05a63c8c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fcb73789-97c2-4cfb-ab89-75128dd88654.jpg" alt="RHYC kids taking fire truck tours" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The Midway Fire Team shows the kids all the cool, fire truck equipment, complete with tours of the driver&rsquo;s seat!<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">End of&nbsp;Summer Chill-out at the Pool!<br />Sunday, September 6, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6c76d2c1fa&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f38b98d-60de-4124-92c1-88a090a8b549.jpg" alt="margarita" width="480" height="365" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites while you relax by the RHYC pool. Chef Curtis will be cookin&rsquo; up some yummy treats to celebrate summer&rsquo;s last hurrah. C&rsquo;mon down and join all your friends and neighbors for a fond farewell to a great summer.<br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br />Another glorious weekend is forecast for Pawley&rsquo;s Island with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s and low 90&rsquo;s, so don&rsquo;t hesitate to come on down to RHYC and enjoy all this great weather!<br /><br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=63accc75ac&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Monday - Thursday 9AM- 5PM, Friday - Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong>&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong>&nbsp;Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-910 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-908 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The dog days of summer are upon us, but the fish have not seemed to notice! The flounder and trout bite has been good in the tributaries and the bull red bite has been on fire in the deeper channels of the St. Johns. Pogies are thick on the beach and the tarpon bite has been strong around the inlet. With good weather this weekend and school starting next week, it&rsquo;s a great time to take the kids and family out one last time. If they are busy getting ready for school, plan a fishing weekend with your buddies. Either way, we hope to see you this weekend! Take a look below for the weekend weather, tides and an article on safety while paddle boarding.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>Three Safety Tips for Stand Up Paddlers When Boats are Around</strong><br /><em>courtesy of The Fishing Wire</em><br /><br />ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 19, 2015 &ndash; When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation&rsquo;s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report. But as these human-powered watercraft become more common in crowded harbors, busy waterfronts and other navigable waterways, sharing the water with both recreational boats and commercial vessels requires paddlers to up their safety game. With many of its half-million members owning both boats and paddlecraft, BoatUS offers its unique look at the issue with three easy to remember safety rules for stand up paddlers.<br /><br /><strong>When is a paddleboard a boat?&nbsp;</strong>According to the US Coast Guard an SUP is considered a &ldquo;vessel,&rdquo; so it&rsquo;s important to understand certain boating responsibilities. Follow all local navigation rules and use common sense when paddling around other vessels that may not be as maneuverable or are restricted by their draft or size. Generally, a paddleboard is more easily able to turn and stop whereas larger craft take time and distance to stop. Typically, it is safest to pass astern of other vessels and let them cross in front of you. Try to avoid heavy boat traffic and pick a route away from congestion.<br /><br /><strong>Practice defensive paddling:</strong>&nbsp;Defensive paddling is preventing collisions and mishaps in spite of the actions of others around you. Remember boats may travel faster than you do and can carry a large wake. Some boats have awkward blind spots that prevent good visibility at certain trim angles so don&rsquo;t assume a boater can always see you, especially at dawn or dusk. Wear bright colors and wear your life jacket with a whistle attached. Falling in, or swimming in heavily trafficked areas can lead to the start of a bad chain of events. In narrow channels stay as far right as possible and avoid crossing busy lanes. If you must, cross perpendicular to the lane so you get across quickly. If in a group, cross as a compact group &ndash; spreading out in a line like a bunch of baby ducks hinders traffic and increases the chance for a collision.<br /><br /><strong>Don&rsquo;t leave home without it:</strong>&nbsp;A life jacket is the minimum gear &ndash; but it only works if you wear it so don&rsquo;t leave it strapped to the board. If you&rsquo;re concerned about comfort, take a look at high-tech, low-maintenance belt-pack inflatables or the newest vest designs that offer complete freedom of movement. Add a whistle - it will always beat yelling at the top of your lungs. Avoid paddling at night, but if you must, you&rsquo;ll have to show a white light in sufficient time to avoid a collision. A flashlight or headlamp meets this requirement; a glow stick does not. And finally, a safety leash is most helpful in preventing an awkward and potentially dangerous separation from your board.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Early weather predictions for this weekend look fairly positive with temperatures forecast to stay in the low 90s and rain hovering around 20%. Sea conditions look good at 2 feet or less with inland waters at a light chop. Winds are projected to be out of the Northwest switching to the East around 5 to 10 knots.<br />&nbsp;<br />08/21&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:16 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.56 H<br />08/21&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.82 L<br />08/21&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:47 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.76 H<br />08/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:51 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.29 L<br />&nbsp;<br />08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:00 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.49 H<br />08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:47 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.85 L<br />08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:35 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.81 H<br />08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:46 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.31 L<br />&nbsp;<br />08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:50 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.43 H<br />08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:40 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.82 L<br />08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.87 H<br />08/23&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;09:44 PM &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1.23 L News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-908 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-907 <div>Lakefront Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The summer is winding down and school begins in the next couple of weeks, but the marina keeps going strong. The weather the past 6 weeks has been great for boating!&nbsp; We still have some awesome events planned throughout August and I hope you&rsquo;ll come take advantage of the good weather and great times. Check out what we&rsquo;ve been up to the past two weeks and what else we have planned below.&nbsp; And don&rsquo;t forget that early sign-up for winter storage ends&nbsp;<strong>September 7</strong>. Sign up early and save. Hope to see you this weekend!<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>WINTER STORAGE EARLY SIGN-UP</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Early sign-up for winter storage runs until&nbsp;<strong>September 7</strong>. You can save money on all our storage options by signing up now! You can also sign up and pay in full to save even more. If you have questions, please call the front office at&nbsp;<strong>(419) 987-4670</strong>&nbsp;and we can answer all of your questions.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>JAMBALAYA AND SCARY-OKE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />More than 60 people enjoyed the jambalaya feast cooked up by Wayne Martin.&nbsp; A dozen and a half came from Nugent&rsquo;s Canal Yacht Club as guests. All raved about the meal and the hospitality. This past Saturday, a crowd gathered by the pool to try their hands at American Idol, America&rsquo;s Got Talent, or the Gong Show. All were sent packing and told to keep their day jobs. Thank you Diane Baise and company for setting up the karaoke. What a show! All had a great time.<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>LADIES NIGHT OUT</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=900133a002&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3842d666-2b17-4896-b347-b28138147b0b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="321" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />This coming&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 22,</strong>&nbsp;we are back by popular demand with Ladies Night Out! The festivities will begin at&nbsp;<strong>7 p.m</strong>. in the game room. Bring your friends!&nbsp; No men allowed. Laugh, eat, drink, play cards and LCR (left-center-right). Please bring 5 $1.00 scratch off lotto tickets and lots of quarters. There will be door prizes, snacks and frozen margaritas. Wine, beer, and soft drinks will also be available, or bring a beverage of your choice. We will be recruiting some HOT card dealers.&nbsp; We hope to see you there!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>THE LIFT WELLS ARE FINISHED!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ee0a3dd157&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/77583402-e262-40f0-ae35-941c0659d4bb.jpg" alt="new lift wells " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />The work to our lift wells is completed! We will be able to haul-out and launch by Monday.&nbsp; This has been a $120,000.00 investment by CNL, Morningstar and Lakefront. Our wells will be in great shape for decades to come. We will be using the broken and dug-up concrete to shore up the west wall of the finger dock basin which has seen a little erosion from the June storms that battered the marina.&nbsp; We will be moving all that in the next couple weeks and hope to dress it up and make it look good before haul-out begins. The wall by the service pier has also been pulled back and re-secured. Thank you for all of your patience!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WE ARE A CERTIFIED OHIO CLEAN MARINA!</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We are proud to announce that the marina has become a certified Ohio Clean Marina!&nbsp; We passed the inspection by ODNR with flying colors. Thanks to all of you for helping keep the marina clean, picked up, and in great shape. We were inspected by EPA about a month ago and have also passed their inspection.&nbsp; We would like to move forward next spring with a recycling program for bottles and cans with all of your cooperation. We want Lakefront to be even better!&nbsp; You can become an Ohio Clean Boater as well and get a sticker for your boat to designate your status.&nbsp; Talk to the front office about signing up.&nbsp; We make a living because of Lake Erie and you relax and enjoy the marina. Let&rsquo;s do our part to keep Lake Erie the great resource it is for all of us!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WHO ARE THESE GUYS?</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1dd2379373&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81dcfba2-7288-4034-b4f3-d59b358313df.jpg" alt="mystery men " width="480" height="337" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<ol> <li>The Bee Gees</li> <li>My Three Sons</li> <li>Ed, Took, and Midge</li> <li>Crosby, Stills, and Nash</li> </ol>&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather this weekend looks great.&nbsp; High 70&rsquo;s and low 80&rsquo;s with variable winds and partly cloudy. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-907 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-906 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />They call these &ldquo;the dog days of summer,&rdquo; right? The hot, humid conditions that start in July, run into August, and make the air so thick you can almost see it?<br />Hopefully the number of days like that will get fewer and fewer as we approach the start of a new school year and the Labor Day holiday weekend.<br />&nbsp;<br />If you need to cool off this weekend (and you will), we will be featuring and sampling Barefoot Wine&rsquo;s new line of Refreshers this&nbsp;<strong>Friday, August 21</strong>. All Barefoot wine will be on sale all day long, and sampling of the Refreshers will be from&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m.</strong>by the ship&rsquo;s store. Hope you&rsquo;re able to make it for a jumpstart to the weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />And if you&rsquo;re working on your plans for Labor Day weekend, we&rsquo;ve got you covered at the marina. Tenders will be back (by popular demand) all Labor Day weekend long,&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 5,&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, September 6,&nbsp;</strong>from&nbsp;<strong>10:30 a.m</strong>. until the chicken runs out! Also, new this time around &ndash; pre-orders can be placed for 50 or more tenders. Just contact the office at&nbsp;<strong>704-746-3753,</strong>&nbsp;and we will make the arrangements. Get your boat, grab lunch for the whole crew and spend Labor Day weekend out on the water with family and friends!<br />&nbsp;<br />Last but not least,&nbsp;mark your fall calendars for&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 26,</strong>&nbsp;when we will be hosting &lsquo;Get Paddled for Cancer,&rsquo; a kayak event benefiting the American Cancer Society. Check out the details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />And as always, no matter what your plans entail for these last long (dog) days of summer - have fun and be safe!<br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e606169588&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3d692888-fbd6-47b8-ba8e-25c5f0f31a1f.jpg" alt="" width="288" height="206" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Barefoot Refresh Spritzer Wine Tasting and Sale</strong><br /><strong>Friday, August 21, &nbsp;5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Barefoot has rolled out a new line of Refresh Spritzers, available in Summer Red (think Sangria) or Crisp White (traditional white wine spritzer), and you can sample them here this Friday August 21, from 5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m. Look for the table outside the ship&rsquo;s store. And ALL of our Barefoot wines &ndash; both Spritzers and all four of our traditional wines &ndash; will be on sale (buy 3 singles, get 1 free) ALL DAY Friday, while supplies last!<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=494282f157&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/917d3ed0-8543-40d7-a7be-7a7432ea07aa.jpg" alt="" width="290" height="122" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Tenders is back Labor Day weekend!</strong><br /><strong>Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6<br />10:30 a.m. until the chicken runs out</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Need we say more?<br />&nbsp;<br />P.s. pre-orders can be made this time around. For orders of 50 or more tenders, we can make sure your platter is ready when you are. Just contact the office at&nbsp;<strong>704-746-3753</strong>&nbsp;and we will make the arrangements.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3d06385bf6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9ff660cf-08c0-4f5b-8f77-c33dbda21d8e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="370" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>Get Paddled for Cancer</strong><br /><strong>Saturday September 26, 7 a.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We are proud to host Get Paddled for Cancer, a kayak event benefitting the American Cancer Society, on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 26</strong>. Your $40.00 registration includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Kayaks will be available to rent for $5.00 from My Aloha. Prizes will be awarded on sponsorship rather than finish times. It promises to be good fun for a great cause. Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ca2a8b7aeb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the event website</a>&nbsp;or call the marina for details at&nbsp;<strong>704-746-3753</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />And as for the upcoming weather forecast, our own Morningstar boater and WSOC-TV Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson says&hellip;.<br /><br /><em>We’re setting up for a great weekend on the lake. We’ll see plenty of sun both days with highs in the upper 80s. Humidity will be quite low (for August) and this should mean a rain-free weekend. Water temps are in the upper 80s.</em><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-906 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-905 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />We were happy to host the Mathews Boys and Girls Club again this year. The kids got to fish, eat and play here at the marina all day for 3 days this week. For some, it was&nbsp;the first time they have ever fished! We have been doing this event for 7 years now and it is still so much fun! Special shout out to Mr. Young for donating some fishing poles to the kids and to Mr. Acree for volunteering to pull hooks out of the fish and untangle lines all day. To see more photos of the wonderful event,&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0d2d58b44a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">check out our blog</a>!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a712b0e588&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/15942316-7fd1-4d2c-8408-2b83cae7f011.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e61a6c05a0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8e6629df-f4d1-4d9b-9130-16e6d4cfd436.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /><br />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c270375f7a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b58844eb-34f8-4c77-a963-599252b64fcd.jpg" alt="" width="505" height="284" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br />804-725-9343</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>BACK TO SCHOOL SALE</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fa5552a9a8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d545b014-6f83-482e-a7dd-bd35e9df988d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="340" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We know you&rsquo;re spending money on back to school supplies, so we are putting of all our Ship&rsquo;s Store items on sale this weekend! All items&nbsp;<strong>10-20% off!</strong><br />*fuel not included&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>LABOR DAY AND MARKET DAYS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e0c53d336e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37925cd5-8dde-495c-8eb5-f7f3bea18013.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="378" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>September 5</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Another reminder, we will be serving steamed crabs on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Make sure you come down and get some!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>September 11-12</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />And don’t miss Mathews Market Days the weekend after Labor Day on Main Street!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-905 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-904 <div>Great Lakes Boaters,<br /><br />As a kid growing up on Gun Lake, I had this infatuation with the water, boats and pretty much anything that had an engine. I remember going to the local marinas and seeing brand new wooden Chris Crafts and some of the first fiberglass speed boats with V8 engines and the loud rumble of power they made. I believe that’s what drove me to want to operate a marina. After all, what could be better than getting paid working around the water and boats?<br /><br />I look&nbsp;back 5 years and here I am. &nbsp;At the time, nobody told me that&nbsp;along with boats come boat owners, their friends and families.&nbsp;Who would have thought that there were so many people&nbsp;who shared my passion for the boating lifestyle? &nbsp;All the members here at GLM are by far the best group of boaters anywhere, and for that I thank you all. I feel more like you all have become friends and you make&nbsp;my job not seem like a job as much as my passion.&nbsp; We are very fortunate here in Michigan to have such a great body of water&nbsp;to share our passion in. There is no place like this in the world. &nbsp;My ultimate goal is to make&nbsp;Great Lakes Marina the absolute best&nbsp;marina to be a part of.&nbsp;(Margie and I call it making memories with adventures in boating.) I look forward to seeing you all at the Customer Appreciation Party this Saturday, and remember to enjoy the place your boat calls home!<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>IT&rsquo;S FINALLY HERE &hellip; THE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=718c28aaab&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/41ef5e88-519a-4f46-8e6c-14c7eb149ca5.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">This&nbsp;</span><strong>Saturday,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>August 22</strong><span style="color: #000033;">, is the&nbsp;</span><strong>C</strong><strong>ustomer Appreciation Party</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;at Great Lakes Marina from</span><strong>&nbsp;4 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m</strong><span style="color: #000033;">. We will be providing the main dish and beverages.&nbsp; Please bring a dish, side or dessert to pass. There will be great prizes, a bounce house, a D.J. and lots of fun!&nbsp; We are looking forward to seeing all of you there!</span><br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033; font-size: medium;">Speaking of&nbsp;appreciation&hellip;.</span></strong><br />&nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3c40babf05&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f9783400-3672-4ec4-ba8b-204d0a096f6b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></span></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">One of the great relationships we enjoy with boaters at Great Lakes Marina is with the Muskegon County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department Marine Division.&nbsp; We have come to know the fine deputies that serve with the Marine Division, and we can tell you they really want to do their best to promote safe and fun boating in Muskegon.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">One of the programs implemented by their department is a program where marinas &nbsp;(including Great Lakes Marina) donate money to purchase life vests.&nbsp; When a boat is pulled over by the sheriff&rsquo;s department for a safety check, the deputies are prepared with life vests onboard to give the boaters if that will allow them to be able to stay on the water for the day, and do so safely. The boater is then asked to return the safety vests at their convenience to a participating marina. The above photo reflects some of the life vests being returned to the Sheriff&rsquo;s Department.</span><br />&nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=acdf4a63cf&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3e55ea78-0d3a-468c-aa81-46098b273236.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></span></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">The officers welcome children onboard whenever they are at the GLM fuel dock as well. One of the things the children like best is the night vision camera onboard.&nbsp; The photo above shows the officer holding one of our young boaters up so the other young boater can see what it looks like on the screen.</span><br />&nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c2e33abc54&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0ea8163f-f8d7-4d93-a299-1a75b6770b99.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></span></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">They will spend time interacting with anyone that comes along, answering any questions and showing that they truly just want everyone to have a fun, safe day on Muskegon Lake.&nbsp; Some of our charter fishing boats have a little fun, even when on the business side of the water cannon.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We are truly thankful for the service the Muskegon County Marine Division provides and for their dedication to positive and safe boating!</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>FOCUS DOCK OF THE WEEK &hellip;&nbsp; &lsquo;F&rsquo; DOCK</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3c6cb76907&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b38a0644-1bd3-41a3-883e-9675ab722831.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />F Dock is our smallest dock with only five slips, all of which are 55 feet long. F Dock is located right along the walkway heading from the Fuel Dock to the north side of the marina, so the boaters there have a great chance to get to know many other boaters as they stroll through the marina. We have newcomers like Jim and Christine F. there, as well as long-time boaters like the Tyler family, the Bruce family and the Grevious family. It is also the dock where our general manager&rsquo;s Cary 50 calls home. <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d7cf4a7a67&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/85b1c84b-3db9-43d9-a60f-d00f730cf399.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE INFO</strong><br /><br />Rick in our service department is looking forward to helping everyone get out of the water and in to winter storage on a timeline that works best for you! &nbsp;Remember once you&rsquo;ve sent your Winter Storage Contract in, we need you to fill out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=24cb9055d0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the Haul Out Form</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;ALSO please remember if you need service work done on your boat at any time, please give us a call, or fill out&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=dad129d526&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">our service request form</a>&nbsp;and email it back to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. You can also fax it to&nbsp;<strong>231-755-6437</strong>. One of our service staff will contact you promptly to go over the work that you need done and provide you with the best price!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9164de6b4f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dd7307e0-2acc-4a9b-9dd1-6dd1f8212dec.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Much could be said about the 2015 Summer Season weather, and one of the things we are enjoying most is the photo opportunities with the storms coming in.&nbsp; This is a photo of the Waterspout from August 17, last Monday, from the beach in Muskegon.&nbsp; No damage, just incredible photos!<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-904 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-903 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />As we are approaching Labor Day and Summer&rsquo;s end, we all want&nbsp;to spend as much time as possible on the water. We here at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles would like to do whatever we can to help you have the most enjoyable boating experience possible! If there is anything that we can do to assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. Hope to see you out on the water this weekend! &nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>GOLDEN ISLES KING MAC ATTACK TOURNAMENT</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e6de130b51&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/532351a3-4603-44a4-9329-cdfc3f577198.jpg" alt="boys with the biggest fish of the tournament " width="480" height="321" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">There was some great fishing in this year&rsquo;s tournament. Congratulations go out to the Tall Tail team for winning the tournament, and the Georgia Belle, which came in second and had the top junior angler!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f217568c9d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cf6c4817-0a40-45d9-b244-bf918de8f783.jpg" alt="king mac attack tournament boaters with fish " width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=54bee8b377&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1150d24c-a90a-48f5-b5e8-ea386657bbc5.jpg" alt="king mac attack tournament boaters" width="480" height="321" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d6dd5b710c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ea5afb77-3d7e-4bcb-b262-f3864b59df25.jpg" alt="king mac attack tournament boaters with big catch " width="480" height="321" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a><span style="color: #000033;">to submit any photos with your name.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>6<sup>TH</sup>&nbsp;ANNUAL SSI TARPON/REDFISH TOURNAMENT</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=911fb643d2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/428f5488-6164-42c7-8786-2ab827c70e3d.jpg" alt="tarpon tournament flyer" width="350" height="450" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We are hosting our 6</span><sup>th</sup><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon/Redfish Tournament this weekend,&nbsp;</span><strong>Thursday, August 20,</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;through&nbsp;</span><strong>Saturday, August 22</strong><span style="color: #000033;">.&nbsp;Check out some the details below. For more information, visit&nbsp;</span><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c072532595&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Georgia Fishing&rsquo;s website</a><span style="color: #000033;">.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">The Captain&rsquo;s Meeting will be held at Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion at&nbsp;</span><strong>6:30 p.m.</strong><span style="color: #000033;">on&nbsp;</span><strong>Thursday, August 20</strong><span style="color: #000033;">. The awards banquet will be held in the Harbor Room at Morningstar Marinas at&nbsp;</span><strong>6:30 p.m.</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;on&nbsp;</span><strong>Sunday, August 22.</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Lines may be in the water from&nbsp;</span><strong>7:30 a.m.</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;until&nbsp;</span><strong>3 p.m.</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;Boats may depart at&nbsp;</span><strong>6 a.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033;">from St. Simons Island or Sea Island.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Entry Fee</span><span style="color: #000033;">:&nbsp; $300.00 per boat.</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Boat Trophy Tournament</span><span style="color: #000033;">:&nbsp; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;"><em>Captains available for charter &ndash; their charter fees apply</em></span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tarpon Tournament within a Tournament</span><span style="color: #000033;">: $200 per boat</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">80% pay out; 50/30/20 Boat total points, if entered.</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Bull Red Drum Tournament within a Tournament</span><span style="color: #000033;">:&nbsp; $100.00 per boat</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Each boat entered in the Tarpon Tournament must have at least one participant present at the Captain&rsquo;s Meeting. Tournament Bags will be provided at the Captain&rsquo;s Meeting.</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Top Woman Angler</span><span style="color: #000033;">:&nbsp; $250.00 prize donated by Jimmy Wheeler of St. Simons Boating &amp; Fishing Club</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Tournament Headquarters is The St. Simons Fishing Center at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles. Winner will be determined by most releases.&nbsp; In case of a tie, earliest last released fish wins.</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS FOR DRY STORAGE CUSTOMERS</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1e2e57b01e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4cb02c41-6fed-4b0d-b49f-6168b3fa35c9.jpg" alt="golden isles dry storage racks" width="480" height="316" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">As boating season continues in full swing, we&rsquo;d like to take this opportunity to remind our dry storage customers of a few requests. We know you want to be on the water as much as possible, and we want to help facilitate that in any way we can. As a reminder, when you are ready for your boat to be put up in its bunk, it is your responsibility to make sure that the trim tabs are up and the bimini and antennae are laid down completely. Please remember to tag your boat with the appropriate clothespin (even if you speak to the forklift driver directly, please still tag your boat). Also, if you&rsquo;ve had your boat put on a work rack, please remember that pressure washing is not allowed.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">And as a reminder to all of our customers, please remember that there are no vehicles allowed in the dry storage area. Thank you for helping us make Morningstar Marinas the best place to&nbsp;store your boat!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>FUEL SALE!</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=24eed6ad5d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2bd6aba5-8846-49d1-bbad-b98cb965e840.jpg" alt="fuel pumps" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></span></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">This&nbsp;</span><strong>Saturday, August 22</strong><span style="color: #000033;">, and&nbsp;</span><strong>Sunday, August 23</strong><span style="color: #000033;">, we will be offering&nbsp;</span><strong>10 cents off per gallon&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033;">of fuel. Just let our Dock Master know that you saw it in our e-blast!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Friday&rsquo;s weather will have spots of sun with an occasional storm, a high of 90 degrees and a low of 77 degrees. Saturday will also be sunny with a possible thunderstorm, again with a high of 90 degrees and a low of 77 degrees. Sunday will be humid with partial sunshine, and a high of 86 degrees and a low of 74 degrees.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01.42 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.5 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:49 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.9 L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:17 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.7 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.5 L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:29 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.4 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:36 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.0 L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:07 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.8 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:27 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.6 L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:20 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.4 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:30 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.0 L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.0 H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">08/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:28 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.5 L</span><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-903 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-902 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /><br />This past weekend turned out to be beautiful on Lake Gaston!&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget that we have tubes, knee boards, wake boards and water skis for rent in our Ship&rsquo;s Store.&nbsp; Treat your family and friends to a fun day of water sports on the lake!&nbsp; Hope to see you this weekend at the marina!<br /><br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661&nbsp;</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>UPCOMING EVENTS</h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e0229acddb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="the pointe logo" width="480" height="110" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />The Pointe Restaurant has some great music lined up for the weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Thursday, August 20</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; &nbsp;Chris Overstreet<br /><strong>Friday, August 21</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; DJ Alex Kieth<br /><strong>Saturday, August 22</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; JB &amp; Get Down Brown<br /><strong>Sunday, August 23</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Carolina Soul Band (Sunday summer concert series)<br />&nbsp;<br />For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ad21057aba&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">The Pointe’s website here</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />The weather this weekend looks to be in the upper 80&rsquo;s, with little or no chance of rain. Can&rsquo;t wait to see you this weekend!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-902 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-901 Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />After a couple of rainy days this past weekend, it looks like the sun will be shining down at the marina! Make sure to bring your family and friends down for a great time out on the water! Be sure to check out our marina news below for some seasonal announcements. See you this weekend!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Ron Thomas, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005 &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ec9eebc02e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/695ca964-285e-43e6-a761-eecfa536833f.jpg" alt="fishing rod" width="480" height="355" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>John A. Peters Jr. Memorial Tarpon Tournament</strong><br /><strong>September 11 &ndash; 12&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Registration and a captain&rsquo;s meeting will be held at Tubby&rsquo;s Tank House Thunderbolt on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, September 11</strong>, from&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m</strong>. On&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 12</strong>, the fishing will begin at&nbsp;<strong>7:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;and last until&nbsp;<strong>4 p.m</strong>. and will be followed with an awards banquet at Bahia Bleu starting at&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e139ebaf62&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ae5773d2-c6f5-4368-a879-d7d512b8981b.jpg" alt="bahia bleu barn and office " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>Fall Cleaning</strong><br /><br />It&rsquo;s about that time of year when we begin our Fall cleaning! If you have anything in the barn that is not contained in or to your boat, please make sure to get it off the barn floor next time you&rsquo;re here! &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Boat Washes</strong><br /><br />Labor Day Weekend is only three weeks away! Let us take the hassle out of getting your boat ready for the holiday weekend! Call the front office at&nbsp;<strong>912-354-2283&nbsp;</strong>to schedule your boat wash!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Insurance</strong><br /><br />We have had a busy summer! We are now in the process of making sure all files are up-to-date. Please make sure if you have not already sent us a current copy of your&nbsp;<strong>declarations page</strong>&nbsp;that you do so ASAP!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />This weekend is looking gorgeous! With highs in the low 90s, it is going to be great weather for a weekend out on the boat! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-901 Family Fun Day 2015 in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Day-2015-in-Photos-900 Check out what a great time we had at our Family Fun Party! The cardboard boat races were the hit of the day.&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Day-2015-in-Photos-900 7th Annual Mathews Boys and Girls Club Fishing Week in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/7th-Annual-Mathews-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Fishing-Week-in-Photos-899 <p>Check out some photos of the fun we had hosting the Mathews Boys and Girls Club for a great week of fishing, food and friends!&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/7th-Annual-Mathews-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Fishing-Week-in-Photos-899 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-898 <div></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;<br />Great Lakes Boaters,<br /><br />Customer service is very important to the entire Great Lakes Marina team.&nbsp;We know we have the best boaters on Lake Michigan and our goal is to keep you on the water and having a good time!! The GLM team is always looking for ways to make Great Lakes Marina the best place for you to have a wonderful boating experience. We wanted to update you on a few of the things we are working on:</div> <ul> <li>August is traditionally the season for weeds to die off and float to the surface.&nbsp; We contract with a company for EPA safe weed control, but its effectiveness is limited. We are also subject to the weeds coming in from the public launch ramp area and surrounding wetlands. Starting this week, we will have staff members on weed duty Monday to Friday. Clean up is a big task and we just wanted you to know we are working on this diligently!</li> <li>Our service department has been busy this summer! To meet the demand, we are expanding and adding on another certified technician. If you have a service need or boat maintenance need that our service department can help with, you&rsquo;re welcome to call as always, or you can fill out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes/blog/post/Service-Request-Forms-and-Winter-Storage-Contracts-891?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank">our service request form</a>&nbsp;and email it back to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. You can also fax it to&nbsp;<strong>231-755-6437</strong>. One of our service staff will contact you promptly to go over the work that you need done and provide you with the best price.</li> <li>Last spring, we had our Wi-Fi system upgraded to a completely new system. We also increased the bandwidth coming in to the marina at the same time to maximum capacity. We really expected this to address the majority of the Wi-Fi issues. Even with these improvements, we have found there are times the system just cannot keep up. Unfortunately, due to connection restrictions, our Wi-Fi provider cannot increase more than what we have at this time.<br /> <ul> <li>In light of that, we wanted to offer some suggestions on ways that you, our boaters, can help:<br /> <ul> <li>Please do not download Netflix or large files, as this takes up considerable bandwidth.</li> <li>Monitor your devices to make sure they are not connecting automatically (most phones do).</li> <li>If you will be using your devices for business, or will be relying on the Wi-Fi, consider purchasing an Air Card or Hotspot through your phone provider.&nbsp; This really is optimal since it will provide a secure network connection for you and you can take it with you wherever you go!</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>I also want to touch on the docks and dock boards. We have the fuel dock team, as well as our maintenance staff, walking the docks regularly looking for dock boards that are in need of repair. You know your dock better than anyone, so please call the front office or let the fuel dock know if you find any maintenance or safety issues!</li> </ul> <div>We want Great Lakes Marina to be the nicest marina around because we know we have the best boaters; and after all,&nbsp;<strong>this is the place your boat calls home</strong>!<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>COMING UP THIS WEEKEND:</strong></h3> <strong>The Michigan Maritime Celebration!&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Some of the great events will be:<br /> <ul> <li>The Community Paddle - great for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.</li> <li>The Pirate Bike Pedal - ride your bicycle to the beach in your best pirate get-up (but beware of the water traps along the way !!)</li> <li>Boat Jam at the Muskegon Dunes</li> <li>Great Lakes Marina Powerboat Rendezvous &ndash; join us for a great time doing what we love best, playing with our boats!</li> </ul> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ec9cfd13-390f-4222-b96c-d9b86905f96f.jpg" alt="powerboats " width="480" height="201" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Here is a link for all the fun details:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://michiganmaritimecelebration.weebly.com/?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-">http://michiganmaritimecelebration.weebly.com/</a><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/740a480a-abdb-4710-9865-6afd926a6dab.jpg" alt="GLM staff" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Though summer is in full swing, some members of our fuel dock team and in-out team will be heading back to college soon. We celebrated a wonderful summer by taking them out for a sunset boat ride (missing were Matt J., Elyse T. and Jake G.)&nbsp;We will miss them, and we know they will also miss all of you a lot.&nbsp; If you have the chance, stop in so they can say &ldquo;Hey There&rdquo; one more time!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>DON&rsquo;T FORGET &hellip;</strong><br /><br />Next weekend,&nbsp;<strong>August 22</strong>, is the c<strong>ustomer appreciation picnic</strong>&nbsp;at Great Lakes Marina from<strong>&nbsp;4 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m</strong>. We will be providing the main dish and beverages.&nbsp; Please bring a dish, side or dessert to pass. There will be great prizes, a bounce house, a D.J. and lots of fun!&nbsp; We are looking forward to seeing all of you there.<br /><br /><br /><strong>FOCUS DOCK THIS WEEK</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>&lsquo;G&rsquo; DOCK</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><em><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0b5f109b-5be4-4acc-a934-20dcc5d1c96f.jpg" alt="g dock" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></em></strong></div> Boasting possibly the best views in the marina, G Dock is home to eight hoists and twenty-two 55&rsquo; slips. Many of the boaters who call G Dock home live aboard their boats most of the summer! That may play a part in why G Dock is another place where your boating neighbor is also your friend, and where dock gatherings occur often. Taking boating vacations together is another common theme for our G Dockers. <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5ab69ba9-fba9-458a-86bf-6583a69cc329.jpg" alt="g dock " width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> G Dock is the only dock at Great Lakes Marina that is a &lsquo;fixed&rsquo; dock, meaning not a floating dock; however, some of the boats do have a floating dock at their slip as well for ease of access on and off their boat. This creates an opportunity for great &lsquo;home&rsquo; touches like planting herbs and flowers, as well as personal decorating ideas. <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4781fa61-a6e7-4aef-a2c6-eeb5c8a76f7b.jpg" alt="g dock " width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE CONTRACTS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Winter storage contracts are available now, and the early bird sign up rates are in full swing. Please contact Heidi with any questions. Here is&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f90b4373ad&amp;e=fed08db051&amp;utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank">a link to the contract</a>&nbsp;and also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes/blog/post/Service-Request-Forms-and-Winter-Storage-Contracts-891?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank">a link to the haul out and service form</a>&nbsp;that needs to be completed. Be sure you tell your dock mates and friends.&nbsp; We are almost full, so remember, you snooze, you lose!<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><em>Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to like us on&nbsp;</em><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6d23ed76b5&amp;e=fed08db051&amp;utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><em>Facebook!&nbsp;</em></a>&nbsp;<em><strong>1000 plus followers can&rsquo;t be wrong :-)</strong></em><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes?utm_source=Great+Lakes&amp;utm_campaign=fd6aa086b9-150813_Great_Lakes_8_13_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_cd13eab417-fd6aa086b9-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eb146114-712e-407b-9ff6-092f048e850b.jpeg" alt="GLM aerial shot " width="480" height="371" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-898 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-897 <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f13fa74f4e&amp;e=270b0f4822" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/59b7aab7-f9e5-4595-8467-4d88d4da4906.jpg" alt="adult division prize" width="480" height="306" align="none" /></a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Cardboard Boat Race&nbsp;Adult Division Prize&nbsp;</div> <div><br />Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 15,</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong>noon&nbsp;</strong>is our Family Fun Party!&nbsp;We will have a bounce house, games, a cardboard boat race,&nbsp;and food for you and your family. Bring your kids&nbsp;and grandkids and have some fun with us!<br />&nbsp;<br />No kids?&nbsp;No problem! There will be an adult division for the cardboard boat race plus&nbsp;“grown-up” food.&nbsp;First prize for the race is a tube, tubing tackle&nbsp;and cleaners for your boat.<br />&nbsp;<br />The children&rsquo;s division prize is a fun set of beach toys!&nbsp;There are also three $25.00 gift cards to&nbsp;our Ship’s Store for the categories listed below.<br />&nbsp;<br />The staff, my daughters and I hope to see you Saturday. It’s going to be a blast!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas |&nbsp;Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328</div> &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d5428c2e2b&amp;e=270b0f4822" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1b8dcbb9-02fe-477c-8089-5a33dbc298a2.jpg" alt="cardboard boat race childrens division prize" width="480" height="345" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Cardboard Boat Race Children’s Division Prize<br /><br /><strong>CARDBOARD BOAT RACE<br />Saturday, August 15</strong><br /><br />Class 1 Races at 12 p.m. | Class 2 Races at 12:30 p.m.</div> <div><strong>The Rules:&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li>At least one person must be able to float in a boat (no smaller than 1’ x 1’ x 3’)</li> <li>Entire craft must be made of corrugated, non-coated cardboard (sheets, blocks and tubes are allowed)</li> <li>Human power or wind must be used for propulsion (no motors)&nbsp;</li> <li>Cannot wrap boat in duct-tape or plastic&nbsp;</li> <li>Hand-made paddles must be used&nbsp;</li> <li>Life jackets are required and must be provided by participant&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><strong>The Materials:&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Allowed</span>:<br /> <ul> <li>Duct-tape/masking tape (on seams, joints and corners only) - polyurethane/one-part sealers</li> <li>Latex paint, wood glue/liquid nails&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Silicone or latex caulking (on open corrugated ends only)&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NOT allowed</span>:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Two-part epoxy paints or glues, fiberglass, wood, styrofoam&nbsp;</li> <li>Wax, metal, staples, plastics, plastic bags&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <div><strong>The Categories:&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li>Boat&nbsp;Classes:&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><strong>Class 1 Youth Division</strong>:&nbsp;ages 6-15&nbsp;|&nbsp;<strong>Class 2 Adult Division</strong>: ages 16 and up&nbsp;<br /><em>Gift basket prizes awarded to the winners of each division</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Honorary Award Categories&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><em>$25 Ship’s Store Gift Cards awarded for&nbsp;</em></div> <div><strong>Team Spirit&nbsp;</strong>|<strong>&nbsp;</strong>The best costumes, cheers, etc.&nbsp;<br /><strong>The Titanic</strong>&nbsp;|&nbsp;The first to sink! The more dramatic the better.&nbsp;<br /><strong>Most Creative Use of Cardboard</strong>&nbsp;|&nbsp;The boat that displays the most creativity<br />and uniqueness</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-897 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-896 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We had another great week here at SHM. It&rsquo;s always good to see everyone enjoying their home here at the marina!&nbsp;The weather was perfect for the Meat and Greet at HBYC and the Vermilion Community Concert Band gave a wonderful performance.<br />&nbsp;<br />We have lots of information for you including garage sale details, winter storage, marina news and a few goodbyes. So don&rsquo;t miss any of it. And don&rsquo;t forget, the weekend is almost here!<br />&nbsp;<br />All the best,<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=548ed8436e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/911d6aa0-ac5e-481c-a6c6-f29bb44169d3.jpg" alt="geo harizal conducting " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />George Harizal conducting the Vermilion Community Concert Band<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=85c0c62edd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c1592289-a068-47e7-ae99-bfdaff6b039a.jpg" alt="vermilion band outdoor concert " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;Vermilion Community Concert Band turnout&nbsp;</div> Last week was another beautiful and fun-filled weekend here at Sandusky Harbor Marina. The Vermilion Community Concert Band put on an excellent performance playing a wide variety of music that was enjoyed by all. If you weren&rsquo;t aware, the conductor, George Harizal, is one of our own dock holders and HBYC Officers!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f43e6a3238&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cb94743c-c78f-4896-832d-9ab1e61bb914.jpg" alt="meat and greet crowd" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Meat and Greet turnout</div> HBYC had a great turnout for the Meat and Greet dinner that was held before the concert. Rumors on the street said there were over 100 steaks cooked that night and they were delicious. Thank you HBYC for such a nice event!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7828f1a3f3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ef504b98-bbe4-498e-9001-1594beecee5b.jpg" alt="garage sale " width="480" height="192" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s garage sale time!&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 15</strong>, is the annual garage sale here at SHM. With the number of tables reserved, it looks like it will be a great turnout. Be sure to stop by to find all the great bargains. It&rsquo;s never too early to think Christmas!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cba6d5df85&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/46087dc0-3999-4fae-945f-c9f5066f05ef.jpg" alt="lenny and maggie" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <br />This weekend will bring the end of an era as well as the end of breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays in the North Pavilion. Lenny and Maggie Goshorn will be saying goodbye to SHM as they move year-round to Cape Coral, Florida.<br />&nbsp;<br />Lenny and Maggie have been dock holders here at SHM since 1989, starting with a Larson DC235 until they purchased their 3207 Carver in 2000. Lenny is a Past Commodore of HBYC serving in 2006. They both retired in 2010 - Maggie from being a fur-finisher in Cleveland and Lenny from his business delivering lost luggage for Cleveland Hopkins Airport and previously as an Air Traffic Controller for 15 years.<br />&nbsp;<br />Since Maggie and Lenny enjoy being busy, they began cooking on weekends at SHM in 2010 as well as numerous special events. They specialize in waffles (a special one is named for Yardmaster Pete), crepes and sandwiches. Maggie is also known for her fabulous omelets which she credits to Jerry. She said Jerry asked her about making omelets and she had never heard of them. Maggie, who is from Transylvania (yes you read that right), was not daunted. She learned, started experimenting, and the rest is history.<br />&nbsp;<br />While wintering in Cape Coral Florida, Maggie and Lenny continued cooking and started &ldquo;Taste of Transylvania&rdquo; in 2011. They cook at Farmers Markets and sell their specialties like cabbage rolls and chicken paprikash for others to take home and enjoy.<br />&nbsp;<br />We wish Maggie and Lenny all the best. They are planning a visit next year and we look forward to catching up with them. Be sure to stop by the garage sale on Saturday or at the North Pavilion Sunday to wish them well.<br />&nbsp;<br /><em><strong>And another goodbye…</strong></em><br /><br />This Saturday will be seasonal employee Lucas&rsquo;s last day. We will miss his high energy and helpfulness, but wish him all the best with his schooling and future!<br /><br /><br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Office Manager Melissa is gearing up for the winter storage season. During her first two months here, she has met many dock holders and she is looking forward to getting to know all of you who store your boats with us! If you missed Melissa&rsquo;s email last Friday with the complete 2015-16 Winter Storage Contracts and Service Agreements, you can view and&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a0a2fe97b7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">download a copy from our website</a>. You can also stop by the office to pick up a hard copy and say hello to Melissa.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>GATE UPDATE</strong><br /><br />The parts should be here shortly for the gate repair. Just a reminder, when leaving the marina, be sure to yield to those driving on Huron St.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It looks like another beautiful weather weekend! Highs are expected to be in the upper 80&rsquo;s with lows in the mid 60&rsquo;s.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-896 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-895 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We welcomed August with absolutely gorgeous weather last weekend, and it was wonderful seeing so many folks out cruising the river and enjoying the pool! We just wanted to remind everyone about some important dates coming up at RHYC&hellip;so mark your calendar to make sure you do not miss a minute of the fun at RHYC.&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>DATES TO REMEMBER</strong></span><br /><br />This<strong>&nbsp;Saturday, August 15</strong>, the<strong>&nbsp;RHYC clubhouse and pool will close at 3 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;We look forward to seeing you when the pool&nbsp;<strong>reopens at 9 a.m. on Sunday&nbsp;</strong>morning!&nbsp;<em>And don’t forget to save the date for our…</em><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">End of&nbsp;Summer Chill-out at the Pool!<br />Sunday, September 6, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span></p> <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=faf2410bfa&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f38b98d-60de-4124-92c1-88a090a8b549.jpg" alt="margarita" width="480" height="365" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites while you relax by the RHYC pool. Chef Curtis will be cookin&rsquo; up some yummy treats to celebrate summer&rsquo;s last hurrah. C&rsquo;mon down and join all your friends and neighbors for a fond farewell to a great summer.<br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Another great weekend forecast coming to Pawleys Island with mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid to high 80&rsquo;s. A great opportunity to get out and enjoy the weekend ahead!</span><br /><br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4a15f7cb0c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Monday - Thursday 9AM- 5PM, Friday - Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong>&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong>&nbsp;Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-895 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-894 Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />With the water warming back up, bait coming around, and tarpon rolling in the inlet, now&rsquo;s the time for the last hurrah before school starts! Be sure to check out this weekend&rsquo;s gas special below!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929 &nbsp; <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0ecba74188&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/27ef21f0-4c9b-4a1c-868d-2d774b517942.jpg" alt="mr. williams and his catch " width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />How perfect was the weather last weekend?! It was great to see so many of you out at the marina and taking advantage of the beautiful weekend we had!<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">mayport@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>FUEL DISCOUNT&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1c50a8a49c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4bd2fa95-2659-4d5f-909b-6674112b7642.jpg" alt="american flag on water" width="480" height="357" align="none" /></a></div> <br />This weekend only, receive&nbsp;<strong>10 cents off per gallon</strong>&nbsp;on any gas purchase over $100!<br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Early weather forecasts for this weekend are looking positive with temperatures ranging from the high 80s to low 90s and chance of rain in the afternoons. Wind predictions range from 7-10 knots SE. Seas are looking to stay around 2-3&rsquo; all weekend with inland waters a light chop. We hope to see you out enjoying this weather!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-894 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-893 <div>Gwynns Island boaters,</div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0f7dfe9d76&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d3d12ead-cc35-42df-83a3-f36931deac12.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br />Time to go learn!&nbsp;Will and Jack, who have both been here for more than a year, are leaving us for college next week. They are both studying engineering, Will at ODU and Jack at VA Tech. They are all-around great guys&nbsp;who are always willing to help where needed, and we will miss them around here! Luckily, we get to have them back every summer while they attend college and on breaks. Best of luck to you guys!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />Tina Minor,&nbsp;General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas |&nbsp;Gwynns Island<br />804-725-9343.&nbsp;<a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com">tminor@morningstarmarinas.com</a></div> &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>WINDY SATURDAY, BUSY SUNDAY</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=20acdb2b64&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07b6d701-0b07-422a-a1e2-037849f67bfb.jpg" alt="speas team with spade catch" width="480" height="347" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Saturday was a slow day here thanks to the 25mph and up winds in the bay. Sunday was a great make-up day though! While we were busy at the marina, the Speas team were busy catching some more spade.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">tminor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>CRAB, ANYONE?&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7aed604a18&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37925cd5-8dde-495c-8eb5-f7f3bea18013.jpg" alt="crabs " width="350" height="441" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Labor Day weekend we will be serving steamed crabs on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 5</strong>, only starting around<strong>&nbsp;2 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>on the front porch. Don’t miss it!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARKET DAYS IN MATHEWS</strong> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a921cd9bdf&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/023346d6-1cc1-447f-85c6-505c9a5f467c.jpg" alt="fried donuts" width="350" height="211" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Mathews has a great little event here every year the weekend after Labor Day, and this year is no different. From&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, September 11, and Saturday, November 12,</strong>&nbsp;don&rsquo;t miss lots of good festival food and art from craft vendors in downtown Mathews! You can&rsquo;t go without getting a fried donut with ice cream on top! Oh, and a crab cake, some clam chowder, a funnel cake&hellip;..and then some tums. Ahh, what a great way to spend a weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>DONATE YOUR OLD FISHING POLES&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ea8e1908b3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eba0e5f3-b888-4ff7-a05f-4be77c6021df.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="269" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>We still need fishing poles for the kids! We have about 17 but need about 6 more. If you have some old ones you are not using, please donate them for our 7th annual fishing event with the Boys and Girls Club next week. Thank you for your support!!</strong> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-893 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-892 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The weather this past weekend allowed for a great time out on the water! We know school is back in session, but the summer isn&rsquo;t over yet! The weather is perfect to get out on the water, and we still have lots of fun planned at the marina. Speaking of, we are beginning to plan our end-of-season party, and as always, we want to give the people what they want! So, let us know any ideas you have for the party. We&rsquo;d love to hear your suggestions to make this the best party of the season!<br />&nbsp;<br />See you this weekend!<br /><br />Ron Thomas, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7b0f01cd9e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/29ac4faa-d392-4f5c-93c5-1c628deb5318.jpg" alt="uscga logo" width="480" height="136" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks</strong><br /><strong>Sunday, August 16&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Stop by the marina on Sunday, August 16, for a&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>&nbsp;safety check by the United States Coast Guard.<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0bbe708c04&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/833586b8-451d-4b2e-9d19-8f4f0f4a10ef.jpg" alt="fishing rod " width="480" height="355" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>John A. Peters Jr. Memorial Tarpon Tournament</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Registration and a captain&rsquo;s meeting will be held at Tubby&rsquo;s Tank House Thunderbolt on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, September 11</strong>, from&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m</strong>. On&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 12</strong>, the fishing will begin at&nbsp;<strong>7:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;and last until&nbsp;<strong>4 p.m</strong>., and will be followed with an awards banquet at Bahia Bleu starting at<strong>&nbsp;6 p.m</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1d7559e2c2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d15e5791-8c66-4c43-ac48-7dea9ef98845.jpg" alt="clean boat" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Boat Washes</strong><br /><br />Labor Day weekend is only three weeks away! Let us take the hassle out of getting your boat ready for the holiday weekend. Call the front office at&nbsp;<strong>912-354-2283</strong>&nbsp;to schedule your boat wash!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Insurance</strong><br /><br />We have had a busy summer! As we round out the season, we’re updating all of our files. Please help us keep your file up to date by making sure if you have not already sent us a current copy of your&nbsp;<strong>declarations page</strong>&nbsp;that you do so&nbsp;<strong>ASAP</strong>! Thank you!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1d51a6c7da&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/463c7a48-26b1-40dd-88bf-dad4d6a92cb3.jpg" alt="patio" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br /><br />Need a place for a shower, football party, or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283&nbsp;</strong>for availability and prices.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />This weekend is shaping up to be a great one for boating, with highs in the upper 80s! Make sure to bring family and friends out for a fun-filled weekend on the water!<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-892 Service Request Forms and Winter Storage Contracts http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Service-Request-Forms-and-Winter-Storage-Contracts-891 <p>Click here to view and download our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/ec575387-c784-4dfa-a636-416b89e3b196">service request form&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br />Click here to view and download our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/8d1b990b-9b42-445b-b1ed-ca2686c930e2">haul out and service form&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br />Click to view and download our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4438cd51-611e-4a64-8f58-073da41ac692">winter storage contract</a></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Service-Request-Forms-and-Winter-Storage-Contracts-891 2015 Winter Storage Contract Packet http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Winter-Storage-Contract-Packet-890 <p>Click to view and download a copy of our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/80b58004-1852-4674-aa2c-11e3a368378e">2015 Winter Storage Contract and Information Packet</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Winter-Storage-Contract-Packet-890 Golden Isles King Mac Tournament in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Golden-Isles-King-Mac-Tournament-in-Photos-889 <p>Check out some of the best photos from the 2015 Golden Isles King Mac Tournament!&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Golden-Isles-King-Mac-Tournament-in-Photos-889 RHYC Newsletter Archive http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-Newsletter-Archive-839 <p>Take a look through all of our 2015 newsletters so far to see all of the fun we’ve had and will keep having at RHYC!&nbsp;<a title="January 2015" href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/5aedbbac-b404-490b-a500-3f6c707d4e35" target="_blank"><br /></a></p> <ul> <li><a title="January 2015" href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/5aedbbac-b404-490b-a500-3f6c707d4e35" target="_blank">January 2015 Newsletter</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/073e3d20-0bca-4ff1-8e5a-1d7029a2df00" target="_blank">February 2015 Newsletter</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/f546ea10-816c-4657-a66e-211d98056087" target="_blank">March-April 2015 Newsletter</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/ae0f7375-d203-4dcb-9a82-166323900c97" target="_blank">April-May 2015 Newsletter&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/c3b5796c-6770-49c5-97b1-15358b2547a3" target="_blank">May-June 2015 Newsletter</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/f908df71-eddc-4be2-8741-bcfab3775610" target="_blank">June-July 2015 Newsletter</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/68ef7c47-857c-4e65-80a1-e13b8710828e" target="_blank">July-August 2015 Newsletter&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/38fec095-d4e9-40c1-80bb-75e6aa4e1095" target="_blank">August-September 2015 Newsletter</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-Newsletter-Archive-839 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-888 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Get ready, get set, GO&hellip;.or SINK!<br />&nbsp;<br />It all depends on how well you construct your cardboard boat! Our Family Fun event will be coming up on August 15. The staff and I are super excited to entertain you and your family!<br />&nbsp;<br />In addition to the cardboard boat race, we will have carnival games with prizes for the kids and a bounce house. Lunch will be served with dessert.<br />&nbsp;<br />Categories, prizes, rules, and race times are listed below. Come join us for the fun!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328&shy;&shy;</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5f586ea3b6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ac709cd2-5dc6-4e41-b798-38ae5d918a26.png" alt="cardboard boat race infographic" width="480" height="562" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Family Fun Day</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of good, clean fun. We will have family activities, carnival games, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e36bc553c0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a10fefab-d0f4-49e6-a46b-ff4249fedda1.jpg" alt="baby girl " width="300" height="422" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Labor Day Cookout</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 5, 12 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Where should you spend Labor Day Weekend? At Skippers, of course! We will host a Labor Day Cookout for all of our wonderful members. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=593956dc94&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/95264de0-581d-428d-9e39-629a0db09711.png" alt="pirate" width="250" height="275" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Pirate Party&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 19, 4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Did you know that there is an International Talk Like A Pirate Day?&nbsp;Aargh, Matey, there is! And, it just so happens to fall on a Saturday this year. So, what better excuse to have a pirate party at the marina!&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Submit your photos to Heather at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘likes&rsquo; on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fd04da052f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>page wins one of these four prizes:&nbsp;<strong>exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br />Categories are:&nbsp;<strong>Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Forecast courtesy of WSOC-TV Chief Meteorologist and Morningstar boater Steve Udelson:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;We’ll see plenty of sunshine over the weekend and while clouds may build some during the afternoon, rain chances are very slim. Temps both afternoons will “only” reach the upper 80s and humidity will be low by August standards. Lake water temps are about 90.&rdquo;</em><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-888 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-887 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We have had some beautiful weather here at SHM and are looking forward to another great week!&nbsp;There are lots of activities coming up this weekend and in the next few weeks, so check out the information below so you don&rsquo;t miss any of the fun.<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>IT’S THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER &nbsp;</h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bee7fc1fde&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c3a19d1b-c40b-4d96-bef7-99574179087c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="370" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />Sandusky Harbor is a dog friendly place and the summer home to many four-legged members. In honor of the &ldquo;Dog Days of Summer,&rdquo; we are showing off some of our adorable pooches in this issue; thank you to those members who have shared their pictures.<br />&nbsp;<br />Now you may be wondering, where did the term &ldquo;dog days&rdquo; come from? We will look to the stars for the answer. During a period in July and August, the bright star Sirius (which is also known as &ldquo;the Dog&rdquo;) and the sun, when viewed from earth, are perfectly aligned or in conjunction. The Ancient Romans believed that Sirius gave off heat and that when it combined with the sun the two stars were making it hotter. In modern times, we know there is no heat generated at this distance, but the term &ldquo;dog days&rdquo; stuck.<br />&nbsp;<br />Now grab something cold, give your pooch a nice fresh bowl of water and enjoy the &ldquo;dog days&rdquo; of summer here at SHM. <div><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d5c97c6e22&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/271265c6-260e-4354-bcc1-14cad3040a89.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=35c02f0bfa&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dca971a8-30a2-468f-8132-fdb8dac18de4.jpg" alt="" width="236" height="140" align="none" /></a><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=dd9de3457b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/146d9f2b-c28d-448c-8c46-d8db6f676a05.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7e585e5dbd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1a1a1003-8c3f-4c5f-ae8f-35a4a3eb6a06.jpg" alt="" width="242" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos and selfies on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</strong></a>to submit any photos with your name and locations.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9ee18f8c40&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d4ba212a-9b0f-4d76-97fa-e48e9c5117f6.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Get those lawn chairs out and join us this Saturday as the Vermilion Concert Band plays at the SHM North Pavilion. It will be another fabulous night for music.&nbsp;Before the concert, join HBYC as they hold a Meat &amp; Greet. See the flyer below for more information.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=01bfda22a2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3515acf2-2eae-4bb3-82a3-9e8f8349943b.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d45c690d9d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3d4effc5-cd98-4e22-8dec-c87e75ecdca8.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The annual Marina Garage Sale will be coming up next week on&nbsp;<strong>August 15.</strong>&nbsp;Be sure to call or stop in the main office to reserve your table(s). This is always a great event with lots of good buys. <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cca689ee01&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/66f03715-2815-49ad-a502-b483916603aa.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="377" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Front Gate Update: We have finally received approval from the insurance company to make the needed repairs to the front gate. Parts have been ordered and it should take approximately 10 days for them to come in. We appreciate your patience.<br />&nbsp;<br />Pool News: Just a reminder, members must be present with their guests at the pool. Please do not invite others to use the pool in your absence.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Looks like another beautiful weekend is in the forecast. They are calling for highs in the low 80&rsquo;s with pleasant low&rsquo;s in the mid 60&rsquo;s.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-887 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-886 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We welcomed August with a sunny, steamy weekend at RHYC where Elvis had all the ladies getting even steamier with his hot moves&hellip;such fun! Check out the photos below to see what you missed if you couldn&rsquo;t make it out to the marina last weekend. This weekend is tax holiday weekend and what better way to break free from shopping than coming down to RHYC to cool off with a day of boating or lounging at the pool with all your friends and family?! We&rsquo;ll be waiting for you at the Reserve!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>A FUN AFTERNOON WITH ELVIS!&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f933b1706b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9649405b-49ed-4a2c-91d2-d4d744ef7c45.jpg" alt="elvis and girls" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a><br />Elvis swooning the Zorn Ladies!</div> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1c71013661&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c6f6147-17c8-44ea-9826-9a1478506e62.jpg" alt="elvis and jane finch" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Elvis gets a hug from Jane Finch!</div> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f21c646e7c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c7d7b09a-3e61-4075-937c-b035f6afd352.jpg" alt="a kiss from elvis " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>All shook up with a kiss from Elvis!</div> &nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SAVE THE DATE!<br /><br />End of Summer Chill-Out by the Pool<br />Sunday, September 6, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b69cf5aaa1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f38b98d-60de-4124-92c1-88a090a8b549.jpg" alt="margarita" width="480" height="365" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />Enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites while you relax by the RHYC pool. Chef Curtis will be cookin&rsquo; up some yummy treats to celebrate summer&rsquo;s last hurrah. C&rsquo;mon down and join all your friends and neighbors for a fond farewell to a great summer.<br /><br /><br /><strong>CHECK OUT THE RHYC REFERRAL PROGRAM!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=00dd0caaa4&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4a651243-26e3-4850-82e1-160b595ac868.jpg" alt="friends on the porch" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br />Start earning dollars today and make your marina experience at RHYC even better when you are boating and spending time with all your friends!&nbsp; All you need to do is refer a friend to RHYC and once that friend signs an annual slip contract, your account will be credited&nbsp;<strong>$125</strong>! Stop by the marina for all the details.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>IS YOUR BOAT READY FOR RETRIEVAL?</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6c1e8768cc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4af1396f-6245-498a-af29-f13cbf7fe65b.jpg" alt="dry storage racks " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />After a fun day of boating on the river, don&rsquo;t forget to prepare your boat to be put away for safe-keeping in the dry storage building. Trim tabs up, fenders and lines out, and for those boaters in the A-Side slips, bimini down. If you do not have ample lines, please stop by the RHYC Ship&lsquo;s Store, where you will find an assortment of accessories for safe boating at competitive prices. Check with our marina captains for recommendations to be sure that your boat is properly equipped for a safe ending to your boating day!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Continued weather bliss for the weekend! Mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s, with a chance of lightly scattered storms. A fine scenario for a great weekend ahead!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e4438960ef&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Monday - Thursday 9AM- 5PM, Friday - Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong>&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong>&nbsp;Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-886 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-885 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Lakefront Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />As summer moves along, we have planned a couple of great events with the Yacht Club over the next 2 weeks. Check out what&rsquo;s been going on and what&rsquo;s coming up at Lakefront below! And now that August has officially arrived, we are beginning our early bird sign-up specials for storage and next year&rsquo;s dock. Don&rsquo;t miss out on any of our end-of-summer fun or deals. Happy boating!&nbsp;<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong style="font-size: 10px;">LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Christmas in July&nbsp;</strong> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5935a368ed&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/06501a12-ccbe-471c-a435-3db62eb9c2bf.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="204" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <br />This past Saturday, the Yacht Club celebrated Christmas in July. A big turn-out enjoyed the Christmas decorations and the best meal of the year: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans. Definitely a meal to remember. It smelled good all day long as it cooked. Thanks to all for the help decorating, setting up, cooking, and cleaning.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=df83176f19&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/68217076-269b-4baa-84f9-428345e351ff.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="321" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Judy Daugherty Memorial</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Two weeks ago, we remembered Judy Daugherty with a celebration of her beautiful life. The Daugherty family was touched by the turnout, the kind words, and the great slide show. Judy would have loved the party and I&rsquo;m sure she was watching as everyone enjoyed the night.<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ad1906951c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0f45b333-99ff-42a6-a80e-fc47d284195f.png" alt="" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Jambalaya Cookout</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s jambalaya time at the Yacht Club! Don&rsquo;t miss out on a night of Wayne&rsquo;s famous jambalaya. Happy Hour begins at 5 p.m. this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 8</strong>, with dinner at<strong>&nbsp;6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp; Bring a side or a dessert to share. The cost is $7 for Yacht Club members and $9 for non-members. They will also serve mostaccioli with meat sauce for the faint of heart.&nbsp; Salad and garlic bread will round out the food. And don&rsquo;t forget to join us out at the boat bar pavilion for pre-jambalaya live music around&nbsp;<strong>2 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c4f965639f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c9ae587f-81cd-425f-9fa8-fbcabb6b4c4c.png" alt="" width="480" height="374" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Cook Your Own Steak Night</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The following<strong>&nbsp;Saturday, August 15</strong>, we are hosting cook-your-own steak night at J-Dock by the pirate ship. We will have steaks available to purchase at a very reasonable rate and will let you grill it up any way you like it.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll start around&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Lift Well Repairs&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The repairs to the lift wells are almost completed. The steel work is finished, and we are hoping to have cement poured by the end of the week. We will be good to go in just under two weeks. Thanks for your patience and thanks to Ken Gill Construction for their hard work and keeping that area free of equipment.&nbsp; We hardly knew they were here!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE SEASON IS COMING UP QUICKLY</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We have sent out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b834411de3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">our information for winter storage and early sign-up</a>. Early sign-up will last until&nbsp;<strong>September 7</strong>. Take advantage of what we have to offer! Contact the front office at&nbsp;<strong>(419) 987-4670</strong>&nbsp;if you did not receive our information or click the link above to read it digitally on our blog.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather this coming weekend is perfect.&nbsp; High 70&rsquo;s, low 80&rsquo;s and sunshine! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-885 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-884 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Apparently, the new line of Barefoot Refreshers is a hit! They&rsquo;re so popular our distributor has run out! We had planned a tasting event for this Saturday, but due to the Refreshers shortage, we&rsquo;ve changed it to a happy hour event on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, August 21</strong>. That gives them &ndash; and us &ndash; two full weeks to stock up! (And who doesn&rsquo;t love a good happy hour?) Hope you&rsquo;ll have a chance to come out from&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong>&nbsp;7 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>for a sample.<br />&nbsp;<br />And our weather pattern continues&hellip;hot and dry! We could sure use some rain, but nothing appears to be on the horizon&nbsp;<em>again</em>&nbsp;this weekend. Bad news for our lawns&hellip;.good news for those of you planning to get out on the water! Whatever your plans entail this weekend &ndash; as always, have fun and be safe. &nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>MEET OUR STAFF!</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://MEET OUR STAFF! (Photo KP Ashton &amp; Matt)&nbsp; Meet the Rental Boat A-team Ashton Creech and Matt Mulvihill! These two have been hard at work all summer, running every aspect of our rental boat operation and fuel dock&hellip;check out, check in, clean, inspect, refuel, repeat! It&rsquo;s not an easy job, and we appreciate ALL their efforts! It&rsquo;s going to be very sad (for us) when they head back to school in the next week or two. &nbsp; UPCOMING EVENTS IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF DATE!! (image: KP: Barefoot Spritzers) Barefoot Refresh Spritzer Wine Tasting and Sale Wine Tasting Friday, August 21, 5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m. Barefoot has rolled out a new line of Refresh Spritzers, available in Summer Red (think Sangria) or Crisp White (traditional white wine spritzer), and they&rsquo;re so popular, our distributor can&rsquo;t keep them in stock! So, the wine tasting event we had planned for this weekend has been moved to Friday August 21, from 5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m. Hopefully that gives them plenty of time to stock up! Look for the table outside the ship store. And ALL of our Barefoot wines &ndash; both Spritzers and all four of our traditional wines &ndash; will be on sale (buy 3 singles, get 1 free) ALL DAY Friday while supplies last. &nbsp; &nbsp;DRY STORAGE CUSTOMERS: Lines (Image: KP: Launch and Return dock) For the safety of your vessel and our dockhands, and to more efficiently move boats on and off the launch and return docks, please be sure to place four lines on your boat when docking (two on the starboard side and two on the port side). This allows the boat to be easily moved around the docks without running into the dock or rubrail. Check out our Ship's Store inventory for an assortment of lines at great prices! WEATHER OR TIDES WSOC-TV Chief Meteorologist and Morningstar Boater Steve Udelson says &ndash; more of the same! &ldquo;We'll see plenty of sunshine over the weekend and while clouds may build some during the afternoon, rain chances are very slim. Temps both afternoons will " target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d45aa5bf-d97c-4ff7-a75f-134c06dbb4b1.jpg" alt="ashton and matt on rental boat" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />Meet the Rental Boat A-team: Ashton Creech and Matt Mulvihill! These two have been hard at work all summer, running every aspect of our rental boat operation and fuel dock&hellip;check out, check in, clean, inspect, refuel, repeat! It&rsquo;s not an easy job, and we appreciate ALL their efforts! It&rsquo;s going to be very sad (for us) when they head back to school in the next week or two.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cf037e73d2&amp;e=837422f899" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3d692888-fbd6-47b8-ba8e-25c5f0f31a1f.jpg" alt="barefoot spritzer logo" width="300" height="214" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Barefoot Refresh Spritzer Wine Tasting and Sale</strong><br /><strong>Wine Tasting&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday, August 21<em>&nbsp;</em></span><em>, 5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m.</em></strong><em><br /></em><strong>DATE CHANGED</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Barefoot has rolled out a new line of Refresh Spritzers, available in Summer Red (think Sangria) or Crisp White (traditional white wine spritzer), and they&rsquo;re so popular, our distributor can&rsquo;t keep them in stock! So, the wine tasting event we had planned for this weekend has been moved to&nbsp;<strong>Friday, August 21,</strong>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m. &ndash; 7 p.m.</strong>Hopefully that gives them plenty of time to stock up! Look for the table outside the ship store. And ALL of our Barefoot wines &ndash; both Spritzers and all four of our traditional wines &ndash; will be on sale (buy 3 singles, get 1 free) ALL DAY Friday while supplies last.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>&nbsp;LINES FOR&nbsp;DRY STORAGE CUSTOMERS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f65a204d88&amp;e=837422f899" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a3f3533b-e1d6-4bcb-81b2-3a9d4955a748.jpg" alt="launch and return dock" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />For the safety of your vessel and our dockhands, and to more efficiently move boats on and off the launch and return docks, please be sure to place four lines on your boat when docking (two on the starboard side and two on the port side). This allows the boat to be easily moved around the docks without running into the dock or rubrail. Check out our Ship’s Store inventory for an assortment of lines at great prices!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER OR TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />WSOC-TV Chief Meteorologist and Morningstar Boater Steve Udelson says &ndash; more of the same!<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>&ldquo;We’ll see plenty of sunshine over the weekend and while clouds may build some during the afternoon, rain chances are very slim. Temps both afternoons will “only” reach the upper 80s and humidity will be low by August standards. Lake water temps are about 90.&rdquo;</em> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-884 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-883 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp; <div><em>Our apartment has become available for this weekend! Anyone want to stay for a few days? Call us at the office at<strong>&nbsp;(804) 384-9698&nbsp;</strong>to book now!</em></div> <div><br />We hope you have been enjoying the many fish pictures we feature in our e-blasts. &nbsp;Check out some great photos of spade, cobia and flounder caught this past weekend! &nbsp;The fish are certainly biting around here. If you need to know where they&rsquo;re biting and what they are biting on, just give us a call and we&rsquo;ll fill you in on the latest news.</div> &nbsp;<br />Need a hand wash, bottom paint or acid wash?&nbsp;<a href="x-webdoc:/8849AB2F-D8F2-420D-BE22-2F6FA69A87FA/#COUPON" target="_blank">See below for a coupon!</a><br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br />804-725-9343</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>MEMBER SPOTLIGHT&nbsp;</h3> <br /><strong>Spade for Speas</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a49cc1a096&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0d5cc763-31e8-4e30-b05e-c98ba61cfe3c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></span></div> <span style="color: #000033;">Mr. Speas swiped up his fair share of spadefish this weekend. They were weighing in at&nbsp;</span><strong>4-7 pounds</strong><span style="color: #000033;">!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Flounder for Dean</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7900b574c4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3a090422-06e6-48a3-98d6-62e56e173d18.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000033;">Mr. Dean ended up with some nice flounder the same day!</span></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Cobia for Cunningham&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b6140b4729&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/05fc7634-f9d7-4175-bf82-f26e3f1ad683.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></span></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">It took all three of them to hold this one up! Windmill Point is the place to be with our eels and chum. As Mr. Cunningham can tell you, you can&rsquo;t lose!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">Like Father, Like Son&nbsp;</span></strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0b7f96f2bc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0972f82a-69ee-4b27-b26e-1abb7ebf5b6c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Mr. Short and his son had a great day on the water looking sharp in their matching shirts. We just couldn&rsquo;t resist taking a shot of them before they left for the day.<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:eatonferry@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">eatonferry@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WE’RE COOKING UP SOME GRUB…FOR FREE!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d891df9860&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7db7c7e9-b668-40b1-b9d5-ba57e6f3558f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="204" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />We will set up&nbsp;<strong>free pizza, pop and cookies</strong>&nbsp;for you when you return to the dock this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 8</strong>, so come hungry!<br /><br /><br /><strong>DONATE YOUR OLD FISHING POLES&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=be8537d2f1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eba0e5f3-b888-4ff7-a05f-4be77c6021df.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="269" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We will host the Boys and Girls Club of Mathews again for our 7th annual fishing week! It&rsquo;s a great event&hellip;sometimes it&rsquo;s the first time these kids have ever been fishing! Morningstar supplies the food, rods, bait and ice cream.<br />&nbsp;<br />We have had customers in the past donate old rods to the event to make sure all the kids have a pole. If you happen to have any old rods we can use please see Tina in the office and thank you in advance for your donation!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><a id="COUPON" name="COUPON"><strong>COUPON FOR SERVICE</strong></a><br /><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> <div><strong><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=28960c7aba&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7880de75-17d3-4a7a-b969-99cd9e32f8d3.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="462" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br />My dockhands are bored! So, you win!! Put in a work order to be done in August and save some money. Bottom paint, details, acid wash, hand wash&hellip;whatever it is you need, just call Kat or Tina today at&nbsp;<strong>(804) 384-9698</strong>&nbsp;to get it done at a discount!&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-883 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-882 <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8c7841ddb0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2870763c-9a34-4166-85d0-e51f39f4d4a9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Great Lakes Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />“THE STORMS ROLL IN”&nbsp;<br /><br />Something that happens in Michigan we cannot control is the weather.&nbsp; Mother Nature&nbsp;gives us beautiful, sunny boating days and calm&nbsp;nights as well as high winds and huge waves.&nbsp; Some of us like big waves to go out and navigate in and some prefer smooth water to cruise on, it&rsquo;s all part of boating on Lake Michigan.<br /><br />&nbsp;Last weekend a very nasty storm rolled through the marina with downpours of rain and a little hail with&nbsp;a whole lot&nbsp;of lightning and&nbsp;high winds gusting at 60 mph. If you have ever stuck your hand out your car window at 60 mph, you know what that kind of wind can do.&nbsp; So imagine what your boat has to endure for the time a storm is blowing through the marina.&nbsp; The reason I chose to write this is a reminder to all our members to check your dock lines and power cords so that your boat is safe and secure in its slip.&nbsp; If your dock cleats are loose, please contact the front office so that we can repair them.&nbsp;After storms, many times your dock lines can rub and wear to a point that it may break free and cause damage, not only to your boat, but your neighbors.&nbsp; Boating in Michigan is not “No Fault”&nbsp;like your car insurance.&nbsp; You are liable for any damage your boat causes.<br /><br />I want everyone to have a safe, fun summer at the place your boat calls home!<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>FOCUS DOCK OF THE WEEK</strong><strong>:&nbsp;</strong><strong>&lsquo;D&rsquo; DOCK!&nbsp;</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3daecc5b03&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/52e6a658-7813-4e39-89c9-954972030b09.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> Among all of our Docks, D Dock is one of the most &lsquo;happening&rsquo; places to be.&nbsp; &lsquo;D&rsquo; Dock is the place for Dock Olympics, Tour D-Boats, Dessert Night and, of course, Hawaiian Night complete with the Hawaiian Shirt Contest, along with many other great events. <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c4dc7774fd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e14512ec-15f7-4989-b148-3d6235004661.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> The mix of fishing charter boats, pleasure power boats and sailboats is fairly equal, and with it comes a great degree of friendliness and respect. The dock mayor couple, Beth and Howard, have the best of all worlds with their power boat, and Beth&rsquo;s brother having a sailboat right next to them. I asked Beth what she liked best about &lsquo;D&rsquo; Dock. Her response was simply, &ldquo;I love how friendly everyone is, especially last year when we were brand new here.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />An example of the friendly nature of D Dock is found in the Winner of the Hawaiian Shirt Contest, which actually went to an entire family with the boat &ldquo;Plane Crazy&rdquo; for their Hawaiian set up, which had a Tiki bar, a pool, and gifts for everyone that visited!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=28c5762daf&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/36853971-1e3b-4c58-8598-216e16986d8c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>NEW EDITION TO GREAT LAKES MARINA:</strong>&nbsp;<strong>A DOG PARK FOR THE WEST SIDE PUPPIES!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><em><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=729127263b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a7ee8e7d-b831-4c29-99e6-7f9428bd5b73.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></em></strong></div> <br />Thank you to all our puppy-loving boaters who take the time to clean up after their furry four-legged sea-mates. We very much appreciate it!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE CONTRACTS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Winter storage contracts are available now, and the early bird sign up rates are in full swing. Please contact Heidi with any questions. Here is&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f90b4373ad&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">a link to the contract</a><span style="color: #000033;">.&nbsp; Be sure you tell your dock mates and friends.&nbsp; We are almost full, so remember,&nbsp; you snooze, you lose!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>The Michigan Maritime Celebration and Pirate Pedal</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;is coming up the weekend of&nbsp;</span><strong>August 14-16</strong><span style="color: #000033;">.&nbsp; Quoting Roger Zuidema, the organizer of the event, &ldquo;From great beaches and boating communities, to awesome restaurants, breweries, community events, you won&rsquo;t want to miss the fun!&rdquo;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We can&rsquo;t wait to see which of the Great Lakes Marina team members will be donning Pirate Costumes to participate in the Pirate Pedal this year!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=88336fb4e5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37b6a212-aeb1-4479-be6c-da5bbc6e7f4c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="300" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">For more information, visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6f8ab50cb0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Michigan Maritime Celebration’s&nbsp;website</a>.&nbsp;</span><br /><br />&nbsp;<br />The following weekend will be the event the Great Lakes Marina Team looks forward to most, the&nbsp;<strong>Annual Customer Appreciation Picnic</strong>! It will be held&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 22,</strong>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<strong>4 p.m. to 7 p.m</strong>.&nbsp; Heidi is working hard on getting all of the details of the picnic put together, and we know a great time will be had by all!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>THE WEATHERMAN HAS BECOME A BOATING FAN, AND WE&rsquo;RE ALL FINALLY ABLE TO ENJOY THE &lsquo;DOG&rsquo; DAYS OF SUMMER!!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3ae9304888&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/717d3fa7-7de9-4aa5-abeb-1859b7ee7d95.png" alt="" width="480" height="196" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><em>Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to like us on&nbsp;</em><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8dadcfa945&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><em>Facebook!&nbsp;</em></a>&nbsp;<strong><em>1000 plus followers can&rsquo;t be wrong!</em></strong><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-882 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-881 <div><span style="color: #000033;">Golden Isles Boaters,</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">It’s finally tournament time! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all&nbsp;in advance for your patience and cooperation during this busy weekend.&nbsp;The Golden Isles King Mac Attack fishing tournament is going to bring a lot of traffic to&nbsp;the marina, both in the water and in the parking lot, starting&nbsp;bright and (very) early Friday and Saturday.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We are so grateful for your patience in waiting until after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday to have your dry storage boat launched. I truly believe this will be a great tournament with some amazing fishing and lots of excitement!</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Chris Ferguson, General Manager</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">912-480-0266</span></div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=53f108179f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c2accb65-16bd-4ff1-975f-9a3c379f6b60.jpg" alt="a little light music logo" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>A Little Light Music Concert ft. Island Garage Band<br />Sunday, August 9, 7 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at&nbsp;<strong>7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;This Sunday, come out to hear the Island Garage Band!<br /><br />Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate. Children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free. St. Simons Lighthouse:&nbsp;610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>FUEL SALE!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e561d28ac1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/23191639-ae32-4ade-bf86-88597e123b05.jpg" alt="gas pumps" width="480" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br />This&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 8,</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, August 9,</strong>&nbsp;<em>only</em>, we will be offering&nbsp;<strong>15 cents off per gallo</strong>n of fuel. Just mention to the Dockmaster that you saw it in this e-blast!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>LIVE BAIT!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1e799f8f4f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1268595a-33b8-40ea-9a91-9f5e11fa3457.jpg" alt="shrimp" width="280" height="207" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We are fully stocked with live shrimp for your fishing bait needs. It&rsquo;s $8.50 for a pint and $17.00 for a quart. And don&rsquo;t forget you can also purchase frozen shrimp, squid, cigar minnows and ice right on our docks. Please see the forklift operators for these purchases.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Friday will be partly sunny, with a high of 92 degrees and a low of 76 degrees.&nbsp; Saturday will feature a few showers and thunderstorms, with a high of 91 degrees and a low of 76 degrees. Sunday will have some sun and clouds, with a chance of thunderstorms, and a high of 89 degrees and a low of 76 degrees.<br /><br />08/07&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:15 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.2 H<br />08/07&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:32 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3 L<br />08/07&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:46 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.8 H<br />08/07&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:15 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.5 L<br />08/08&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:12 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.8 H<br />08/08&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:12 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.1 L<br />08/08&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.7 H<br />08/08&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:20 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.5 L<br />08/09&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;05:09 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.8 H<br />08/09&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;11:32 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;0.0 L<br />08/09&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;05:40 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;7.7 H News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-881 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-880 <p>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope everyone had a great weekend!&nbsp; This coming weekend should be another beautiful one, so come on up to the marina and enjoy some relaxing time on Lake Gaston!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>UPCOMING EVENTS</h3> <br /><strong>11th Annual Lake Gaston Crossing&nbsp;<br />Saturday, August 8&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=adf0b48e28&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9c725914-3424-46eb-b39f-306cde9e7a20.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="347" align="none" /></a></div> <br />We have a really exciting weekend planned! This Saturday, we will be hosting the 11th annual Lake Gaston Crossing.&nbsp;The Crossing is an annual fundraiser in which participants swim, canoe, kayak, or walk (on the bridge) across the lake.&nbsp;If you&rsquo;ve never been to this event, it&rsquo;s a pretty cool one to watch as well as participate in! For more information visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b88dab97c6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Lake Gaston Crossing website here</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>The Pointe Music&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a809597197&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br />The Pointe Restaurant has a great lineup scheduled for this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Thursday, August 6</strong>-&nbsp; Chickweed Acoustic<br /><strong>Friday, August 7</strong>-&nbsp; Ambushed Unplugged<br /><strong>Saturday, August 8</strong>-&nbsp; Night Shift Band<br /><strong>Sunday, August 9</strong>-&nbsp; Jim Quick &amp; Coastline (Sunday summer concert series)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />For information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7420c28359&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">The Pointe’s website</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather forecast for this weekend should be great with a little chance of rain, and the high in the mid 80s. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-880 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-879 Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It has been a rainy past couple of days, but the sun is finally back to help us finish out the season! We are having a great summer and hope it has been just as fun for all of you! We can’t wait&nbsp;to see everyone down at the marina to enjoy soaking up what’s left of the summer!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Ron Thomas, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005 &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=30ccdd17bc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0acd31dc-032f-4a2b-9055-18e4392cc31a.jpg" alt="fireworks" width="480" height="229" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <br /><strong>First Friday Fireworks</strong><br /><strong>Friday, August 7, 9:30 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water? <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d545431332&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/29ac4faa-d392-4f5c-93c5-1c628deb5318.jpg" alt="uscga logo" width="480" height="136" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks</strong><br /><strong>Sunday, August 16&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Stop by the marina on Sunday, August 16, for a&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>&nbsp;safety check by the United States Coast Guard.<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=92095a5b2b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/833586b8-451d-4b2e-9d19-8f4f0f4a10ef.jpg" alt="fishing rod " width="480" height="355" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>John A. Peters Jr. Memorial Tarpon Tournament</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Registration and a captain&rsquo;s meeting will be held at Tubby&rsquo;s Tank House Thunderbolt on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, September 11</strong>, from&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m</strong>. On&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 12</strong>, the fishing will begin at&nbsp;<strong>7:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;and last until&nbsp;<strong>4 p.m</strong>., and will be followed with an awards banquet at Bahia Bleu starting at<strong>&nbsp;6 p.m</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=822457b42b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/463c7a48-26b1-40dd-88bf-dad4d6a92cb3.jpg" alt="patio" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><br /><strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br />Need a place for a shower, football party, or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283&nbsp;</strong>for availability and prices.<br /><br /><strong>End of the Day Call Ahead Service</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Need your boat put in at the end of the day? We love to accommodate all of our members as best as we can! Please make sure you call us at least an hour before close if you want your boat in that same day!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER OR TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It looks like this weekend won&rsquo;t be sweltering hot like most of the summer has been! With highs expected to be in the low 90s, it&rsquo;s going to be a great weekend here at the marina!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-879 Winter Storage Contracts Info http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-Storage-Contracts-Info-878 For everything you need to know about our winter storage, including early-bird signups, read <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/129370bb-319a-4fa8-90c7-c26d3c9250ef">our PDF here</a>.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-Storage-Contracts-Info-878 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-877 Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Wow! We can&rsquo;t believe August is already here! We hope you are having a great summer so far. We still have plenty of summer left, so come on up to Lake Gaston, and have some fun with us!<br />&nbsp;<br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661&nbsp; &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<strong>FREE BAG OF ICE</strong> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e7aeae03c4&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/50f87f80-5f74-4ec8-9057-071a2934f3b0.jpg" alt="bag of ice " width="200" height="200" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />As a &nbsp;thank you to all of our customers, we are giving away a&nbsp;<strong>free bag of ice</strong>&nbsp;to each of you on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, August 1</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, August 2</strong>, this weekend. So don&rsquo;t forget to stop by the gas dock and pick yours up!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=af9cf68f8e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="the pointe logo " width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The Pointe Restaurant has a great lineup for this weekend!<br /><br /><strong>Friday, July 31</strong>&nbsp;- DJ Jessie<br /><strong>Saturday, August 1</strong>&nbsp;- Scarlet Band<br /><br />For more information, please check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c9e7aa7725&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the Pointe’s website</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />The weather this weekend is forecasted in the mid 80s, with a 50% chance of rain. We hope you have a great weekend! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-877 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-876 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s been a beautiful summer week here at SHM. This past weekend was a memorable one with lots of good times. Even though August is upon us, we still have plenty of summer to enjoy. There are lots of events coming up in the next few weeks, so be sure to check out your event calendars or our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0d193f4c64&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page.<br /><br />There is always something going on here at SHM. One unusual &ldquo;event&rdquo; this past weekend seemed to include golfing, breakwalls and Bloody Marys and from my understanding, a whole lot of fun.<br />&nbsp;<br />All the best,<br />&nbsp;<br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=962e02183e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/50377ebb-1a06-4951-b810-75848649ee5a.jpg" alt="docks" width="480" height="370" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=777abf4328&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/60c6a411-bafb-4531-a079-10570c306509.jpg" alt="bog dogs " width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />There was lots of great music, great food and great fun at the&nbsp;<strong>Bog Dogs show</strong>! We had a wonderful crowd here to give John a great sendoff to retirement. Thank you for sharing your night with us here at SHM!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f14b0587fe&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f7db55c0-9642-457c-81ef-ec1332d3efc0.jpg" alt="movie night " width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0438527396&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3fc0b889-8119-44d7-bd18-21cf9a905bb4.jpg" alt="drawing with chalk on the sidewalk" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Movie night</strong>&nbsp;was another good time at SHM! The kids, parents and staff enjoyed a fun-filled evening. It was such a good time that Lucas and Stone are talking about doing another movie next month. Keep an eye on your newsletter and Facebook.<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos and selfies on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name and locations.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br /><strong>Vermilion Concert Band and Meat and Greet</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, July 25&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=949734fb5f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fef3c0e6-556d-4c81-8189-b2150e4d871d.jpg" alt="meat and greet flyer" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The Vermilion Concert Band will be playing at the North Pavilion at&nbsp;<strong>7 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>Begin your evening at the HBYC Pavilion. Everyone is invited to a Meat &amp; Greet before the concert beginning at&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Marina Garage Sale</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, August 15&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The Marina Garage Sale will be Saturday, August 15. Sign up at the Main Office for a table!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />T-Shirts are available at the Main Office for $12. Get ‘em while they’re hot!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Another great weather weekend is in the forecast. Highs in the mid-80&rsquo;s lows at night in the mid-60&rsquo;s. Now<em>&nbsp;this</em>&nbsp;is summer! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-876 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-875 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />August starts this weekend&hellip;can you imagine that?!&nbsp; This past weekend definitely wins the award for &ldquo;BEST WEATHER for the Summer of 2015&rdquo;&hellip;cool, balmy and not a hint of humidity&hellip;many thanks to the weather folks!<br />&nbsp;<br />August starts with two events that are fan favorites at RHYC: Elvis Tribute Show and Kid&rsquo;s Appreciation Day. Check out the details below and don&rsquo;t miss one minute of the fun. Don&rsquo;t forget to email your favorite photos to us! We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts, so email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Elvis is in the Building&nbsp;<br />THIS SUNDAY! August 2, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.</strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=594fc75f48&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/12d37688-1d85-4f95-b57b-1165b3d5067b.jpg" alt="elvis " width="480" height="306" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Elvis will be entertaining RHYC members poolside with all your favorite tunes and crooning love songs to all the ladies lucky enough to be sunning at the pool. Elvis Presley tribute artist, David Chaney, will keep you &ldquo;all shook up,&rdquo; shaking and shimmying, and we all know that an afternoon spent with Elvis promises to be an afternoon you will not soon forget&hellip;.thank you, thank you very much!!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Kid’s Appreciation Day&nbsp;<br />Wednesday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=19202cdea2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7e622407-7d04-4f41-b810-2a5284cc6d59.jpg" alt="children swimming" width="480" height="254" align="none" /></a></div> <br />RHYC loves our kids! Bring your family to the marina to enjoy pool games with Beans Kelly, a visit from the Midway fire truck, and boating and back-to-school safety tips from Georgetown’s finest sheriff’s department. We will be handing out&nbsp;<strong>free lemonade and ice pops</strong>&nbsp;for all the kids! Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend for an absolutely fun afternoon at RHYC!</div> <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong></div> <div><br /><strong>ONLY ONE MORE WEEK FOR THE BOGO!!</strong><br /><strong>Members Only Rental Boat Blowout: Buy One Get One Free!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d2f19e5260&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ea9a26d3-4187-482c-83c4-235403cbe69c.jpg" alt="kelly family on rental boat " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Incredible rental boat savings for RHYC members only&nbsp;<strong>Monday, July 14,&nbsp;</strong>through&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, July 31.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Buy one half-day boat rental and receive another half-day rental, of equal or lesser value,&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>. The first half-day boat rental must be completed by&nbsp;<strong>July 31</strong>, and the free half-day boat rental may be used any time during the summer before September 30&nbsp;except for holiday blackout dates (September 3 -&nbsp;September). This BOGO may not be combined with any other discounts or gift certificates and applies to regular rental rates including our 22’&nbsp;Pontoon ($250 half day / $400 full day)&nbsp;that can hold up to 8 people! Call the Marina for more details at&nbsp;<strong>(843) 235-8262.</strong></div> <div><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;<br />Continued weather bliss for the weekend!&nbsp;Mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low to mid 80&rsquo;s with a chance of lightly scattered storms.&nbsp;No problem&hellip;a welcome break from the steamy days gone by.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=73a9dbb0a8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">U.S. Harbors website&nbsp;</a>to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Monday - Thursday 9AM- 5PM, Friday - Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong>&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong>&nbsp;Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-875 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-874 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Hey everybody! Can you believe it&rsquo;s August? That means the King Mac Attack Tournament is only one week away. Since our marina will be hosting the tournament, happening&nbsp;<strong>August 6-8</strong>, there will a lot more people, boats and traffic at Morningstar than usual. There&rsquo;s more information about this included in the rest of the e-mail, but I&rsquo;d like to thank you in advance for your patience that weekend. If it&rsquo;s too crowded for your liking on the dock &ndash; go for a swim in our pool!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>IT&rsquo;S GRILLIN&rsquo; TIME!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e6e26d0e83&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5571420f-4c22-4549-96c4-8fe0377bec3d.jpg" alt="observation deck" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Don&rsquo;t forget that we have a gas grill on our covered observation deck available for your use 24 hours a day! So why not plan a boat trip, and then picnic on our observation deck before cooling off with a dip in our pool?<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>GOLDEN ISLES KING MAC ATTACK TOURNAMENT</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=60a4c4f434&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37b4b4ff-799c-4ae2-ba5a-b9a8a9f8ea8d.jpg" alt="king mackerel" width="480" height="266" align="none" /></a></div> <br />The Golden Isles King Mac Attack Tournament, the area’s most popular fishing tournament, will be held&nbsp;<strong>August 6-8,&nbsp;</strong>at our very own marina. For information on fishing the tournament, please contact Howard Poe at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 577-0552</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>This tournament is going to create a<strong>&nbsp;LOT</strong>&nbsp;of traffic here at the marina</em>. As you know, parking at the marina is already a precious commodity, and this tournament will put added stress on parking availability. The county will be directing traffic for parking down toward the public boat ramp and potentially beyond. Please be aware of this situation and plan your weekend at the marina accordingly.<br /><br /><br /><strong>With the marina being so busy, it’s important to remember a few things about…</strong><br /><br /><strong>TRAILERING YOUR BOAT</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8d93b83b20&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/239604db-0642-4ad3-8c5f-8a6d07dad16b.jpg" alt="trailer" width="480" height="178" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />This is a friendly reminder that all trailering of boats MUST be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Due to weekend boat launches and retrievals, trailering can only take place&nbsp;<strong>Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays</strong>. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and don&rsquo;t forget to let us know if there is something we can do to better your boating experience here at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<strong>BOAT LAUNCHES</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7480c940f3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5a86d4f3-1ceb-4b6b-bf31-56122a251bbe.jpg" alt="golden isles dry storage " width="480" height="316" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We just want to remind you that when we launch your boat, we highly recommend that you come check on it, especially if you do not intend to use it immediately.&nbsp; When the boat is launched the battery switches will be left on and the motor will be trimmed down in the water.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MAKING SURE YOUR BOAT IS READY TO BE RETRIEVED</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0899f36380&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d813d72c-95a4-4a35-8102-c6f0730ba801.jpg" alt="forklift" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />If your boat is kept in our dry storage area,&nbsp;<em>please</em>&nbsp;make sure that when you have tagged your boat for retrieval that you have your trim tabs up, your antennas and bimini tops down, and your outriggers down and forward.&nbsp; It is the boat owner&rsquo;s responsibility to be sure that the boat is prepped properly for haul out. The marina is not responsible for any damage that is incurred from not properly prepping your boat for haul out. &nbsp;We want to keep your boat as safe as you do!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />This weekend&rsquo;s weather won&rsquo;t be perfect, but there will be some opportunities to get out on the water! Or, you could always just spend the afternoon on our COVERED observation deck, having a cookout on the gas grill! Friday will feature a few thunderstorms in the morning, but mostly sunny skies in the afternoon, with a high of 88 degrees and a low of 74 degrees. There will be scattered thunderstorms on Saturday, with a high of 87 degrees and a low of 74 degrees. Sunday will have variable clouds and scattered thunderstorms, with a high of 87 degrees and a low of 74 degrees.<br /><br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:34 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.5 L<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:16 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.4 H<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:41 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.8 L<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:49 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;8.5 H<br />08/01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:23 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.8 L<br />08/01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:07 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.6 H<br />08/01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:33 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;-0.9 L<br />08/01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:39 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;8.5 H<br />08/02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:12 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;-1.0 L<br />08/02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;10:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;7.8 H<br />08/02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:25 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.8 L<br />08/02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;8.4 H <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-874 Rockin’ 80s Party http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Rockin-80s-Party-872 <p>Big hair, righteous tunes and rad cookies. Check out <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Rockin-80s-Party-860">the photos of our rockin’ 80’s party here!</a></p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Rockin-80s-Party-872 4th of July at Skippers http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/4th-of-July-at-Skippers-871 <p>Check out<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/July-4th-in-Photos-838"> photos of all of the 4th of July fun</a> we had at the marina this year!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/4th-of-July-at-Skippers-871 Memorial Day Luau http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-873 <p>Thank you for all of you that joined us at our Luau! We had a wonderful time celebrating the start of the season with some tropical fun! Many thanks Gilbert for cooking!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754">Check out some of the photos here</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/More-Luau-Pictures-767">the rest here</a>!</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-873