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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 There's still time to enter Boast the Coast lighted-boat parade Oct. 3 Local boat owners are needed to enter Boast the Coast's Lighted Boat Parade, one of the many fea- tures of the annual event celebrat- ing Lewes' nautical heritage, to be held Saturday, Oct. 3. All nauti- cally certified boats are eligible to enter, regardless of size. Last year's winning boat was actually one of the smallest entered. The Most Creatively Decorated boat will be awarded $500 in cash for first prize, $300 for second prize and $100 for third prize. All boats must be registered to participate, but only those boat owners who would like to be judged for the cash awards are re- quired to pay the $10 entry fee. Any boat owner who wishes to ride down the canal and partici- pate, but not be judged, is wel- come to do so. Registration fees may be picked up in advance at Beach Marine, 635 Highway One and at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce of- fice at 120 Kings Highway, next to the Zwaanendael Museum, dur- ing normal business hours. On Boast the Coast Day, entries may be completed up to 6 p.m. at Lewes Harbour Marina Bait & Tackle Shop, located next to the Boast the Coast Tent on the Lewes Canal. The boats will line up at Roo- sevelt Inlet beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will begin the parade down the canal about 7 p.m. They will parade past the judges, who will be on the Kalmar Nyckel at the city dock, and will turn around at the Savannah Road drawbridge. Dennis Forney will be announcing the parade from the Kalmar Nyck- el. For more information, call 645-8073. Coast Day Continued from page 65 marine animals painted on build- ings throughout the nation - will kick off his national Ocean Chal- lenge in Delaware. Students of all ages, from kindergarten through college, can then help paint a mur- al on a 24-foot-long plywood "canvas" erected on the Universi- ty's grounds. Volunteers will be on hand to provide instruction. A special "Year of the Ocean" exhibit will be open all day in 104 Cannon Lab. It will present ma- rine habitats ranging from the deep sea to coral reefs, highlight- ing some of the marine life unique to each, recent discoveries made by University of Delaware marine scientists, and ways the public can help the ocean. Research demonstrations and displays will be featured through- out Cannon and Smith labs, on topics from horseshoe crabs to ocean acoustics. Visitors are urged to bring their favorite bait for the Great Crab Race, slated for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Local residents who would like to have their well wa- ter tested for nitrate may bring their sample to 125 B Cannon Lab for analysis. Water samples should be collected in a small, clean bottle from the cold water faucet - if possible from a location I Water Continued from page 65 children, infants and fetuses." A recent survey estimated that one-quarter of the wells sampled in Sussex County exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's maximum concentra- tion guidelines for nitrate, which is 10 parts per million. Nitrate in ground water has also been identi- fied as a source of contamination for coastal waters such as Delaware's inland bays, where excess nutrient inputs have been linked to a variety of adverse eco- logical consequences. Anyone who would like to have their drinking water tested at Coast Day should bring a sample closest to the well head, such as an outside garden spigot. For results to be accurate, the sample should be refrigerated at home and trans- ported on ice during the trip to Coast Day. Computer demonstrations will highlight "Exploring the Titanic Through the Internet." Hands-on computer sessions also will be held throughout the day to give visitors the opportunity to learn how to use the Internet. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control (DNREC) will of- fer a tentful of exhibits and chil- dren's activities. Also, at 3:15 p.m., in 202 Can- non Lab, Robin Tyler will present an update of the state's monitor- ing efforts for the fish-killing or- ganism Pfiesteria. Children and adults will have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the marine life common to Delaware waters at the critter tanks near the harbor. CMS students and docents will be on hand to help identify fin fish and shellfish, from dogfish sharks to blue mussels, and answer ques- tions about their biology. Coast Day will have lots to offer seafood lovers. The ninth annual Crab Cake Cook-Off will start at the Seafood Pavilion at 11 a.m., and will be joined this year by a new event - the Chef's Seafood Chowder Challenge, a friendly competition between the First in a small, clean, preferably glass, bottle. The sample should be drawn from the cold water faucet, if possible, from a location that is closest to the wellhead, such as an outside garden spigot. To collect a sample, let the faucet run for about 10 minutes, then rinse the bottle three times with water. After the third rinse, fill the bottle with water and im- mediately refrigerate it. For the re- suits to be accurate, the sample should remain refrigerated until tested, and should ideally be kept on ice during the trip to Coast Day. "Testing water samples is an ideal way to provide a valuable public service while also gather- ing useful data for our studies of nutrient levels in Delaware's ground waters," Scudlark said. State Chef's Association and the Delmarva Cooks and Chefs Asso- ciation. Coast Day visitors are in- vited to taste the two chowders and vote for their favorite. A "People's Choice Award" will be presented. A variety of fresh-cooked seafood will be offered by local vendors at the Seafood Pavilion, and seafood culinary presenta- tions, featuring delicacies from seafood tortillas to calamari, will be held in the Virden Center's Pi- lot Room. Throughout the day, in the har- bor, tours will be conducted of the 82-foot restored oyster schooner, "A.J. Meerwald," and the Delaware River and Bay Coopera- tive's 166-foot Delriver oil skim- mer. At 2:30 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard will stage an air-sea rescue. Coast Day also will host the Delaware Marine Trades Associa- tion Boat Show. Local vendors will be on hand to display water- craft and marine equipment. Coast Guard-approved life jackets will be presented free, while supplies last, to children ages 12 and under who visit the trade show area and sign a pledge to wear their life jackets whenever they're on board a boat. For a complete schedule of ac- tivities, pick up a program upon arrival at Coast Day. Admission is free; parking is $2. For more information, call 302- 831-8083. "The results of the analyses will also be used by scientists to map the nitrate levels on Delmarva. So we will need to know the location from which the sample was col- lected. Researchers would like to know the depth of the well sam- pled, the year the well was drilled, the drilling permit number and the name of the drilling contractor, if known." Samples should be dropped off in Room 125, Cannon. Results will be available within several hours, or they will be mailed with- in one week of Coast Day. 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