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This week in OC: July 25-31, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 25th, 2014

With a couple little things like the month-long Tall Ship Event and the multimillion dollar White Marlin Open lurking on the horizon, it’s easy to get caught looking ahead to August. Before you start thinking of boarding El Galeon or reeling in a prize winning Wahoo, however, let’s take a look at some of the things happening around town during the last week of July.

- If you can’t wait for the White Marlin Open, the Talbot Street Pier welcomes the Big Fish Classic this weekend. This 32 hour offshore tournament gives participants the chance to fish Saturday and Sunday, or stay on…

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Sail Back In Time Aboard the Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucía

By: Anthony Towey on July 28th, 2014

In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers sailed around the world searching for new lands and trade routes to help improve their nation’s wealth and resources.  Many spent weeks, if not months, at sea as they traveled from continent to continent.  During their voyages, many of these seafaring explorers made their homes aboard tall ships called galleons.  These 170ft long cargo ships were characterized by masts as tall as the ships were long and could house upwards of 100 passengers and crew members, as well as innumerable amounts of gold, silver, and other treasures.

Galleons were constructed of pine, oak, or other hardwoods, and required hundreds of carpenters, blacksmiths, shipwrights, and other tradesmen working around the clock for months on end to build.  Because of the expense and manpower required to construct these Spanish tall ships, they were commissioned by groups of wealthy businessmen who pooled their resources in hopes that voyages abroad would yield high returns on their investments.  For decades, galleons played an integral role in the exploration and colonization of much of the New World.

Now, 500 years later, you have the chance to experience life aboard a Spanish tall ship, right here in Ocean City, MarylandEl Galeon Andalucía is the only galleon still sailing the world and also appears in the new NBC series Crossbones. This replica tall ship serves as a cultural attraction…

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Sail Back In Time Aboard the Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucía

By: Anthony Towey on July 28th, 2014

In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers sailed around the world searching for new lands and trade routes to help improve their nation’s wealth and resources.  Many spent weeks, if not months, at sea as they traveled from continent to continent. …

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This week in OC: July 25-31, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 25th, 2014

With a couple little things like the month-long Tall Ship Event and the multimillion dollar White Marlin Open lurking on the horizon, it’s easy to get caught looking ahead to August. Before you start thinking of boarding El Galeon or …

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OCMC presents sixth ‘Heels and Reels’ women’s contest

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Female anglers of all ages will cast their lines next Friday and Saturday during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s sixth annual “Heels and Reels” Ladies Tournament.

“We started the ladies tournament after many requests…

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Inaugural Big Fish Classic final registration, July 25

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Talbot Street Pier is the original spot where some of the first fish caught off the coast of Ocean City were weighed. Nearly 100 years ago, the pier in downtown Ocean City was bustling with activity as anglers took their daily catches…

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‘Clamming for a Cure’ kayak relays at Fish Tales, Sunday

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Put your kayaking and clamming skills to the test this Sunday during Fish Tales Bar & Grill’s fifth annual “Clamming for a Cure,” a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

Donna Harman, who owns the 22nd Street bayside…

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