Life-Saving Station to Host Events on Sindia

first_imgThe rescue effort of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station in the 1901 Sindia shipwreck will be discussed during a two-day open house this month. (Photos courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum) On the 118th anniversary of the stormy night when the 329-foot sailing ship ran aground in Ocean City, the historic U.S. Life-Saving Station 30 will welcome visitors interested in learning more about the wreck of the Sindia and the rescue of her crew. The restored Life-Saving Station (at the corner of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City) will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. Special guest speakers will give lectures on the Sindia at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Portions of a Sindia journal found in 1960 will be read, and newly acquired Sindia artifacts will be on display. The lore of the Sindia will be discussed during the events.At the same time, a new Sindia display at the Ocean City Historical Museum (1735 Simpson Avenue) will be unveiled, and photos will be available for purchase. The Sindia came ashore in the surf near 17th Street on Dec. 15, 1901. Surfmen from Life-Saving Station 30 helped bring the crew to safety. The station has been restored and appears as it would have in the era of the Sindia rescue.Visitors will get to tour the Life-Saving Station.last_img read more

Where to consume foraged apples at The Orchard on Fortnite map

first_imgThe map above shows you where The Orchard is on the Fortnite Chapter 2 map.When you land there, you’ll notice apple trees in the area with some apples that have landed on the ground. If you’ve been playing for a while, you’ve likely consumed apples in the past. But if not, all you need to do is look at the apple and then a button will appear (depending on what system you’re playing on) that shows how to consume the apple. Just hold on to that button for about a second and you’ll eat the apple.As in the past, once you’ve eaten the apple you will gain five health (if you need it). (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a1/b4/fortnite-map-consume-apples_1utv2d1gasoz41f6bjeem7rxmz.png?t=-1908798922&w=500&quality=80 The Fortnite Trick Shot challenges were released today, and the name might have you a little confused. Although they’re called Trick Shot challenges, none of the challenges actually involve doing trick shots.Instead, most of the challenges are pretty straightforward (eliminations with Pistols, Damage with Shotguns) with a few that might need a little extra guidance. One of those is “Consume Foraged apples at The Orchard.” While somewhat easy to understand, you may not remember exactly where The Orchard is. That’s where we come in. The Orchard is located near Frenzy Farm, although it’s a little more north of there.MORE: Pipeman, Hayman and Timber Tent locations to dance at for Fortnite challengeConsume apples at The Orchard in Fortnite The hardest part of this challenge will be fighting off others for apples. Most likely, a lot of people will be landing here to complete the challenge on their own, meaning the apples may be gone if you wait too long. Other than that, this challenge is pretty simple and you should accomplish it quickly.The challenge requires you to consume three apples.last_img read more

Cerro Gordo supervisors approve second reading of golf cart ordinance

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed the second reading of an amendment to the ordinance regarding the use of golf carts on roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, and the supervisors will be considering a change of the county’s all-terrain vehicle and off-road utility vehicles ordinance to clean up some language dealing with golf carts.Under the previous version of the ordinance, golf carts could only be operated on certain county roads for the purpose of traveling to and from a golf course located within the county. If approved on three readings, the amendment would allow golf carts to be operated on roads in any unincorporated areas that do not have a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour. Golf carts would be required to have a six-foot high flag and have a slow-moving sign on the back of it.The county’s director of administrative services Tom Meyer says the county now needs to alter the ATV and Off-Road Utility Vehicle ordinance to exclude golf carts. “I’ve been in contact with the Department of Natural Resources. Currently, golf carts can be registered as off-road vehicles through the county recorder, so in order to have our golf cart ordinance take over golf carts, we’re going to have to put a provision in the current ATV ordinance basically excluding those from that ordinance and then they would fall to the golf cart ordinance.”Meyer says there’s also some safety issues with golf carts that aren’t covered under the ATV ordinance.  “If a golf cart got registered through the ATV ordinance, of course there’s less safety precautions as we’re going to have in the golf cart ordinance for those types of slow-moving vehicle. So there are additional provisions under the golf cart ordinance that would provide more visual signage on the golf cart that would be required.”The supervisors set the public hearing and first consideration of changing the ATV ordinance for their July 30th meeting. The supervisors will also act on the third and final reading of the golf cart ordinance changes at that same meeting.last_img read more