Oct 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Live music, wine tasting, food, local art and fantastic classic boats will be part of “Vessels & Vines,” a fundraiser for the Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association (Sea Scouts) starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Sacramento Marina. For information, call Nate Eckler at 775-3732 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com or [...]

Sep 082012
 
Tour the Sea Scout ship

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT. 8, 2012 – The West Sacramento Sea Scouts will host open house of the Cutter Morris in Old Sacramento this weekend, on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 9-12. The Morris is the world’s largest Sea Scout training vessel. She operated as a Coast Guard Cutter from 1927-1970, and measuring in [...]

Jun 022012
 
W.S. Sea Scouts get 125-foot flagship

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 – The new training vessel for the West Sacramento Sea Scouts is the 125-foot, former Coast Guard cutter ‘Morris.’   The Morris was built in 1927 as a “rum-chaser” to catch offshore liquor smugglers during prohibition, said Nate Eckler, skipper of the youth maritime program. The News-Ledger last [...]

Feb 082012
 
Former Alaskan crab boat finds home with Sea Scouts in West Sacramento

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 1, 2012 –  By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The local chapter of the Sea Scouts believes it has found its new flagship vessel. The young mariners have shuffled around some of their donations, unloaded a “Forrest Gump”-style shrimp trawler, and took possession of a 95-foot, former Alaskan crab boat more along the [...]