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Cape Cod Marine Trades Assoc.

October 1, 2012 news

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When the Navy calls

Edgartown Marine goes full throttle

Waterfronts art exhibit opens at museum

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When the Navy calls

Earlier this summer, the Navy asked Bob Fuller of South Shore Boatworks to build a traditional wooden ship's steering wheel. It would be for no ordinary vessel, however. It would be for the USS Bataan.

 

“The wheel is 20 inches in diameter and constructed of teak with a polished bronze hub with USS BATAAN on top and GLORY GATOR on the bottom,” Bob said. “Officer Doug Newman of the USS Bataan found the custom ship’s wheel page on my website and called me in late June. We discussed the particulars including the overall size, species of wood, style, the bore and keyway for the custom bronze hub to match the ship's helm as well as the thread for the custom bronze acorn nut, and the engraving on the front of the hub.”

 

Bob began designing and building the wheel in late July and shipped the completed project in early September. “Due to time constraints, I wasn't able to make the delivery in person,” Bob said. It arrived on September 11th.

 

Congratulations, Bob!

 

Edgartown Marine goes full throttle

About 15 months ago, Sheryl Roth Rogers and her husband, George Rogers purchased Edgartown Marine and like many boatyards at this time of year, they are “busily winterizing engines and hauling boats for indoor and outdoor storage in [their] boatyard, or clients’ driveways and trailers, for the season.” That’s probably where the similarities stop.

 

Back up the trailer. About five months ago, the Rogers “initiated some major redos,” resulting in an impressive accomplishment list.

  • conducted the first company inventory in the last 20 years
  • moved to ADP’s EVO information management and financial system (“just as we headed into the busy season,” Sheryl commented)
  • became a Mercury dealership
  • went from selling a few engines last year to 40 thus far
  • purchased an additional trailer to move boats
  • completed a major redesign of their offices and service department at Herring Creek
  • updated their building siding, stone in their yard, travel lift and Whaler Boom
  • distributed an updated Company Employee Handbook

 

And still the Rogers roll out the welcome mat after a long summer. “You are each invited to call and visit if you’ll be on Martha’s Vineyard!” Sheryl and George wrote in their email to relay their busy summer news. How can you say no to that?

 

We’ll be over.

Waterfronts art exhibit opens at museum

Once upon a time, all village ports on Cape Cod were thriving, industrial working waterfronts. Merchant schooners and clipper ships sailed in and out of the ports in Harwich, Hyannis and Yarmouth (to mention a few), trading goods, servicing passengers, disembarking on global voyages, or coming home from travel on the high seas. The evolution of transportation, navigation, communication and production severely affected the Cape’s commercial oceanic activity. The bustling harbors that once contributed to an Atlantic world economy have morphed into much different seascapes today.

 

Alas! Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s fine art exhibit, Lost Ports of Cape Cod has opened in conjunction with Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Fall for Arts 2012. “The exhibit shows daily working waterfronts of 18th and 19th century Cape Cod through exquisite oil paintings by local artist Kenneth Evans, who uncovers a distant imagined place that was once outside our windows,” said Shannon Eldredge of the museum.

 

Lost Ports of Cape Cod is now open through Sunday, December 16 at the museum which is located at 135 South Street in Hyannis. For more information, call 508-775-1723 or contact Shannon at [email protected].

 

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