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Entry from September 28, 2008
Small drinking village with a large fishing problem (San Leon & Flour Bluff unofficial slogan)

In the late 1990s, Chatham (MA) issued this bumper sticker slogan: “Chatham, a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem.” The slogan has been used for United States coastal cities from Montauk (NY) to Key West (FL) to Homer (AK).

San Leon, Texas, has called itself “A small drinking community with a large fishing problem.” Flour Bluff (part of Corpus Christi, Texas) has also used “a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.”

“A drinking town with a football problem” is a similar saying.


Wikipedia: San Leon, Texas
San Leon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,365 at the 2000 census

Wikipedia: Flour Bluff
Flour Bluff is a specified area of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is located on the similarly named peninsula bordered by Corpus Christi Bay on the north, Oso Bay on the west, and the Laguna Madre on the east. South Padre Island Drive crosses Flour Bluff, dividing it into the lower part (mostly occupied by Corpus Christi Naval Air Station), and the upper part, with the business area and the schools that flank Waldron Road.

The Seabreeze News
published at San Leon, Texas - a small drinking community with a large fishing problem. 

San Leon, Texas
“A small drinking community with a large fishing problem...”

San Leon, Texas
Gator Press
presents
SanLeonTexas.com
San Leon - a small drinking community with a major fishing problem

The Sunset Lounge
Located in Sunny San Leon.
A small drinking village
with a large fishing problem.

Cape Cod (MA) Times
Chatham slogan sticks with humor to deliver message
Author:  ROBIN LORD
Publish Date: January 15, 1999
CHATHAM - Chatham Police Chief Kevin Fitzgibbons has one on his desk. Fire Chief William Schwerdtfeger does, too. Selectman Eileen Our gets a honk and a thumbs up sign from passing cars when they see it on the back of her car.

It’s the bumper sticker that reads “Chatham, a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem.”

The idea grew out of a lighthearted discussion at a 1997 Christmas party. Now the message rides the bumpers of trucks and…

New York (NY) Times
Montauk Point Journal:
A Life Full of Solitude at Land’s End

By AL BAKER
Published: November 26, 2000
(...)
‘’It’s a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem,’’ he says of Montauk, grinning.

New York (NY) Times
ON THE WATER WITH: THE SHARK TOURNAMENT;
Bad Smells, Boredom, Cursed Bananas
By LAURIE NADEL
Published: June 24, 2001
DAVE ALM called out across the deck of The Breakaway, a 42-foot sportfishing boat docked in Montauk Harbor.
(...)
Mr. Harrison, wearing a baseball cap with a skull and crossbones and a green T-shirt with the slogan, ‘’Montauk: a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem,’’ was threading hooks with wire leader when he cut himself.

7 November 2001, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “In Homer, fishing is just for the halibut”:
The best souvenir is a $4 bumper sticker reading, “Homer, Alaska, A Quaint Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem.”

Business Unusual
Mardi Gras - San Leon Style
By Larry Hendrick | February 19, 2006
First, one must realize that San Leon is characterized by the local newspaperman as, “A drinking community, with a fishing problem” and that is an accurate description.

Hobie Cat Community
Bluffer
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:13 pm
A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.

Team Oso Hardcore Wadefishing
OsoBluffer
04-07-2008, 03:06 AM
Fish hard, fish the Bluff. A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.

Houston (TX) Press
Sunny San Leon Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane Ike
Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 02:04:53 PM
(...)
And yet even despite the devastation, there are signs of optimism. Again and again, as people pick through the ruin of their lives in the town residents call “Sunny San Leon,” people just grin and say “This is the price you pay to live in paradise.”
(...)
But it’s in and around Terry’s Marine Services at the corner of 6th Street and Avenue A, a few feet from the now-calm bay, that you find the essence of San Leon, the saltcrusted little town often described as “a quaint little drinking village with a serious fishing problem.”

Houston (TX) Press
Ike Spawns A Peace Treaty
Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 01:01:46 PM
San Leon, the unincorporated “little drinking village with a serious fishing problem” we wrote about here, has found some friends from afar.

WLOX-ABC 13 (Southern Mississippi)
Texas Storm Victims Grateful For Help From South MS
Posted: Sep 23, 2008 04:29 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 23, 2008 06:24 PM CDT
By Toni Miles
SAN LEON, TX (WLOX) - The town’s unofficial slogan is “A small fishing community with a large drinking problem.” That was before Ike roared ashore. This small community just north of Galveston now has much bigger problems on its hands.

2CoolFishing
Bluffer
9-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Flour Bluff, a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, September 28, 2008 • Permalink