Favorite issue of 2015
What do pirates, dogs and bachelors have in common? Coast Monthly readers love them. Last month, we asked readers to vote on their favorite issue of 2015 and the results are in.
With 19 percent of the votes going to the October issue, it’s safe to say our readers are hooked on pirates. Despite their bad reputations, these swashbuckling seafarers capture our fascination.
From one sea dog to another, our Coastal Canines issue in August was also a favorite among readers, receiving 14 percent of the votes. It’s clear man’s best friend has a special place in our hearts.
Moving from hounds on to hotties, our bachelor issue in April took third place with 13 percent of the votes. Who doesn’t love a man in a nice suit?
Here are some comments from readers on the issues they love:
The issue I voted for was June — Men Who Cook — because who doesn’t want to see men creating in the kitchen? It gives a totally different perspective and approach to the dish, the style, spices and technique, and as a woman who loves to cook, I am intrigued by what men can bring to the table, especially if they cooked it!
– Marisa Folse
I loved the August edition on Coastal Dogs, which I hold dear to my heart.
– Marita Husted
I voted for Pirate Mystique because pirates are badass!
– Richard Reid
April. Bachelors. I think women (married and single alike) look forward to seeing Galveston County’s eligible and successful men, especially if they live on the island — i.e. Tony Gonzalez … proof that cool, successful and good looking single men actually live on this sandbar. Keep up the great work!
– Sharis Dejaynes
I moved to Galveston and opened my art gallery here because I love the ocean, and the May issue made me want to put on my flip flops and walk in the sand. You captured the island and ocean feel in a great way. I love it when the cold days of winter are behind us and summer is right around the corner. Well done Coast Monthly.
– Robert Peterson
Here’s what readers are saying about the March issue:
Capt. Williams has accomplished a lot, and while she may be the only woman running party fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico, she is definitely not the only female ship master in the Gulf of Mexico. There are several female drill ship and OSV (offshore support vessel) masters in the Gulf of Mexico and on ships around the world. Their numbers are nowhere near the men-to-women demographic, but there are enough that it is not an amazing thing when you work with one.
We actually have a school at the other end of the channel that turns out several women a year with a license that would cover the Williams Party Boats; they would not know anything about fishing, though.
Let’s try in the future to applaud folks that are moving work equality in a progressive direction without discarding others with the same accomplishments that are moving ahead.
Capt. Dave Hedgepeth