Press Release Town of Cape Charles, Virginia
For Immediate Release Contact: Brent T. Manuel 24 January 2016 (757) 331-3259, ext. 12 – Office Brent.Manuel@capecharles.org
Town of Cape Charles, Virginia, Names New Harbor Master for Cape Charles Harbor
The town of Cape Charles, Virginia, today announces the hiring of Charlie T. Farlow, Jr., as the next Harbor Master of the Cape Charles Harbor. Mr. Farlow will assume his new position on 1 February 2016.
Mr. Farlow has been with the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, for over twenty years, serving the Fire Department as a Master Fire Fighter. Additionally, Mr. Farlow has been a vital part of the Virginia Beach Fire Department Marine Response Team, and a member of the Virginia Port Authority’s Hampton Roads Maritime Incident Response Team. A professional mariner for over forty years, Mr. Farlow, for the last 25 years, has held a United States Coast Guard Master License. Mr. Farlow holds certifications in hazardous materials operations, and Incident Command Level 300 and 700.
In addition to his public service, Mr. Farlow was the owner of a maritime construction company, providing construction services for residential and commercial docks, bulkheads and boat lifts throughout Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
“After a very competitive candidate review process, the town is very pleased to welcome Mr. Farlow, who offers a very impressive skill set and the background necessary to lead the Cape Charles Harbor,” said Town Manager Brent Manuel.
About Cape Charles Harbor A “Virginia Clean Marina,” the Cape Charles Harbor ably hosts a unique mix of commercial, industrial, and recreational vessels in its protective basin boasting 95 slips, 4 T- Heads ranging from 60 to 120 feet and 1200 feet of dock space. Whether for work or play, patrons enjoy access to the greatest fishing areas on the Chesapeake Bay. Patrons value the Cape Charles Harbor for its clean, well-maintained facilities and knowledgeable staff, its proximity to the charms of Cape Charles, and its singular character as a hub of commerce, sport, and pleasure.