Coast Guard Foundation Announces Annual 8th District Salute Honorees
The Coast Guard Foundation announced that it will honor Thomas Allegretti and the American Waterways Operators (AWO), a motor lifeboat crew from Pensacola, Florida, and an aircrew from Air Station Houston, Texas at its Annual Salute to the 8th Coast Guard District on Friday, March 13th in New Orleans. The New Orleans salute raises approximately $500,000 each year to fund education, support and relief programs for the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families.
Propane Outboard Motor 'Breakthrough Award' for Lehr
Popular Mechanics award Lehr Inc. a 2012 Breakthrough Award for the first ever OEM propane-fueled outboard motors. The Popular Mechanics Magazine Breakthrough Awards, now their eighth year, recognize the innovators and products that have dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering and more. Lehr and other winners will be honored at an invitation-only gala awards ceremony in New York City on October 4, and then featured in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on news-stands October 16. LEHR's technology for powering small engines using propane is the marine solution that is both timely and critical for our planet and its water supply.
Green Product Award for Propane Gas Outboard Manufacturer
LEHR, Inc., win the "Green Product of the Year" award from West Marine for the world's first OEM propane powered boat motors. Lehr is the first vendor to win both West Marine's Green Product Contest, awarded at the Miami Boat Show, and their merchandising VIV (Very Important Vendor) award for Green Product of the Year. The application of LEHR's technology to a marine solution is both timely and critical for the plant and its water supply. Propane has long been recognized as a "green" energy source that reduces emissions, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on foreign oil. The highly anticipated LEHR propane outboards have an overall lower cost of operation than current gasoline powered models - not only saving the environment but also saving boaters money.
Boat Accessory Supplier Reports on its Sustainablity Initiatives
West Marine, a retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has released its BlueFuture® 2011 Sustainability Report. BlueFuture® encompasses West Marine's company-wide efforts focusing on sustainability, including improving and protecting the marine environments, reducing the company's carbon footprint and supporting the communities where West Marine Associates live and work. From "green" boating products to giving millions of dollars in grants over the years to marine based non-profits — West Marine continues to demonstrate its commitment to preserving our waters and ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy our marine resources.
Eye on the Navy
On April 27, 2009, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) enters port on opening day of the annual Fleet Week Port Everglades celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott Lehr/Released)