Bruce Kirby, Who Transformed Sailing With a ‘Doodle,’ Dies at 92 – The New York Times

On yellow legal paper, Mr. Kirby, a self-taught designer and Olympic sailor, came up with an impromptu design for a lightweight craft that changed the face of sailing.Starting out as a journalist with a passion for sailing, and roots in a nautical family, Bruce Kirby became one of…

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Swim Team to Cross Mouth of Chesapeake Bay in Honor of Truck Driver Erik Mezick – Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Erik Mezick lost his life last December, when his box truck plunged off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) between Cape Charles and Virginia Beach, Va.  Mezick, 47, was from Fruitland, Md. outside Salisbury. He was a powerful swimmer. Now, some of his swimming friends are planning to…

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ICAST 2021 “Best Of Show” Awards In New Product Showcase – SGB Media

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Pure Fishing, Inc., and its Berkley PowerBait Gilly, won “Best of Show” in the ICAST 2021 New Product Showcase. The winner was announced in the New Product Showcase at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, FL. The Berkley PowerBait Gilly was selected from the 30 “Best of…

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Outtakes Around the Lakes: Cool off with Christmas in July Boat Parade – Canton Repository

Frank Weaver Jr.For quite a while, I've been under the impression there are no more summer holiday parties on schedule to celebrate here at the Portage Lakes until after most of the schools have been opened. Regardless, I was wrong. Stay with me here to learn about another…

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Monee Reservoir Visitor Center Now Open For The Season –


Skip to main contentFrankfort, ILTinley Park, ILOrland Park, ILNew Lenox, ILOak Forest, ILManhattan, ILHomer Glen-Lockport, ILPalos, ILLemont, ILHomewood-Flossmoor, ILIllinoisTop National NewsSee All Communities Spring is slipping into town so that means it’s time to head to Monee Reservoir for fishing and boating activities.While the preserve is open year-round,…

5 Great Types of Shotgun for Personal Defense – Shooting Illustrated


For everyday home defense, it’s tough to beat a traditional semi-automatic or pump-action shotgun with a full-length buttstock and tubular magazine. But, some applications call for specialized shotguns—of which there are many. Here we’ll examine a few and their specific applications.  Winchester SXP Marine Defender Marine ShotgunExamples: Winchester…