Boating World and Sea Magazine stop publication

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Sea Magazine and Boating World, two publications owned by the Duncan McIntosh Company, stopped publication last week, according to several West Coast publications.

OC Weekly also ceased publication, with employees at all three learning the day before Thanksgiving that they would not have a job when after the holiday, according to the Daily Titan.

Former OC Weekly writer Anthony Pignataro told the publication that a full staff meeting was called on Nov. 25 at the company offices, where the publisher announced the shutdown and handed out termination packets.

McIntosh did not respond to requests for comment.

After OC Weekly was shut down, there was an attempt to sell the paper, but the purchase fell through because the potential owner wanted to cut the entire freelance budget and implement a 30 percent pay cut, Pignataro told the Daily Titan.

Sea Magazine had covered boating in the Western United States for more than 100 years, according to the Duncan McIntosh Co. website. The company bought Boating World magazine in 2006.

The Duncan McIntosh Co. was founded in 1979 as a publishing company and producer of Southern California boat shows.

The company also produces the Newport (Calif.) Boat Show, the Los Angeles Boat Show, Southern California Boat Show, San Diego International Boat Show, and Fred Hall Shows.

The company is based in Southern California, with regional offices in Florida, Idaho and Washington state.

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