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Boaters can help rescue shelter dogs

Boaters
can help rescue and shelter dogs by sending in a photo of themselves
with their furry first mate. The Safe Haven Systems will make a $25
donation to the dog rescue group or shelter of the owner’s choice if
the owner sends in a photograph of their four-legged friend with their
Safe Haven Systems boatlift.

A picture of your best friend aboard can mean a donation to your local shelter.

Boatlift owners can e-mail or mail
their picture to Safe Haven Systems with their name, dog’s name,
location and local group or shelter they want to support. Safe Haven
Systems plans to display these photos on its website.

Rogerson and his wife are involved locally in Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue group, based in Johns Island, S.C.

Safe Haven Systems feature a simple patented lift design that can be operated using only one hand.

For information, visit www.safehavenboatlifts.com, or call Safe Haven Systems toll-free at (877) 734-2836.

Mass. dealership backs November fund-raiser

Sarah Moulton-Mullen, of Riverfront Marine Sports in Salisbury, Mass., has created a page on that dealership’s Web site to accept donations and sell tickets to a fund-raiser for a close friend fighting breast cancer.

“Party Like A Survivor,” a fund-raiser for Jennifer Small, is scheduled for Nov. 13 in Hampton, N.H.

“Jennie and I have been best friends since the eighth grade. Over the years she has become more of a sister than a friend,” Moulton-Mullen said in a statement. “I was there when her first child was born, and when the news of her cancer was delivered. A very simple story really, a childhood friendship that has remained into adulthood.”

Moulton-Mullen asked one of her distributors, Eddie Winder of Win-Tron Electronics, for help with the fund-raising party, and the event features a silent auction with products provided by leading manufacturers including Raymarine, Standard Communications, Garmin, Intellian and Lowrance.

A portion of the proceeds from the fund-raiser for Jennie Small will be donated to cancer research.

www.riverfrontmarine.com

SailorBags now offers sailcloth messenger bag

SailorBags, based in Victor, N.Y., added a new item to its collection: the messenger bag.

SailorBags has added a messenger bag to its lineup.

The
bag, which retails for $54, is large enough to carry a laptop in
addition to your daily essentials, according to the manufacturer. The
bag measures 12 x 4 x 8 inches, and includes an adjustable, detachable
strap plus features plenty of inner and outer pockets.

The messenger
bag is made from real sailcloth with UV protection, marine grade
hardware, and waterproof lining and zipper top to keep everything
inside dry and secure. The bag is available in white with blue trim,
nautical blue with gray trim or true red with gray trim. The bag can
also be personalized with custom embroidery.

SailorBags also offers duffels, cooler bags, stowbags and zipper totes — all with a lifetime guarantee.

For information, visit www.sailorbags.com

New executive director for Atlantic Challenge

Atlantic Challenge has a new executive director: Jeffery C. Lewis.

Lewis brings to Atlantic Challenge knowledge of the marine industry, appreciation for the Maine maritime heritage and a passion for hands-on learning exemplified by Atlantic Challenge.

“I come to Atlantic Challenge with a love for the mission and a passion to share it,” says Lewis.

Lewis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his graduate degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary. He previously worked at the Allen Agency, where he specialized in marine insurance. Lewis also worked as personnel and safety manager for Wayfarer Marine and is a veteran of the Outward Bound Program on Hurricane Island, where he served as senior instructor and course director.

Atlantic Challenge is a not-for-profit school on the mid-coast of Maine dedicated to teaching maritime skills and craftsmanship through “hands-on” experience rather than in a traditional classroom setting.

Atlantic Challenge also recently appointed Kevin “KC” Heyniger as its new waterfront director, and Jeffery C. Lewis as its new executive director.

For information, visit www.atlanticchallenge.com.

Jeppesen Marine updates its C-Map charts

Jeppesen Marine’s latest C-Map electronic charts for North America include new port plans, Notice to Mariner changes from official hydrographic office sources, and aerial photographs of harbors and marinas.

The updated aerial photography provides boaters entering an unfamiliar harbor with additional visual references for navigation aids, landmarks, topographical features and detailed layouts for marina berths, according to the company.

The latest cartography release is available for C-Map MAX and NT+ charts.

For information, visit www.jeppesen.com.

Boaters can help rescue shelter dogs

Boaters can help rescue and shelter dogs by sending in a photo of themselves with their furry first mate. The Safe Haven Systems will make a $25 donation to the dog rescue group or shelter of the owner’s choice if the owner sends in a photograph of their four-legged friend with their Safe Haven Systems boatlift.

Boatlift owners can e-mail or mail their picture to Safe Haven Systems with their name, dog’s name, location and local group or shelter they want to support. Safe Haven Systems plans to display these photos on its website.

Rogerson and his wife are involved locally in Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue group, based in Johns Island, S.C.

Safe Haven Systems feature a simple patented lift design that can be operated using only one hand.

For information, visit www.safehavenboatlifts.com, or call Safe Haven Systems toll-free at (877) 734-2836.

Ocean House Marina now a Regulator dealer

Ocean House Marina, located in Charlestown, R.I., recently reached an agreement with North Carolina boatbuilder Regulator Marine, making Ocean House the state’s exclusive dealer for these fishing and cruising vessels.

Ocean House has access to the full line immediately. Regulator builds custom boats from 23 to 34 feet.

To reach Ocean House, call (888) 306-7590 or visit www.oceanhousemarina.com.

New president for conservation group

New England’s Conservation Law Foundation announced John Kassel as the new president of the environmental advocacy group. Kassel officially began the transition process this spring.

CLF’s search committee worked for five months to find Kassel, who has more than 20 years of legal experience. He was a recent co-managing partner and co-founder of Shems Dunkiel Kassel & Saunders, a Burlington, Vt., law firm, where he worked with businesses and non-profits on creation and permitting of renewable resources. Kassel was also secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, and was on CLF’s Vermont advisory board.

Kassel comes from Middletown, N.Y., and has lived in Vermont for 30 years. He’s a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and received his law degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

The Conservation Law Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to solve prominent environmental challenges facing New England.

For information, visit www.clf.org.

This article originally appeared in the New England Home Waters Section of the December 2009 issue.