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Friday, August 22, 2014
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Boating on upswing; up 26 percent in U.S. during last five years

Louis Gerlinger  |  posted: 8/19/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thom Dammrich says that the boating industry, and outdoor recreation as a whole, continues to see growth across the country. 


Ships to be Paid to Slow Down in Santa Barbara Channel to Save Whales

posted: 8/15/2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cargo ships will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales and cut air pollution, under a new voluntary program being launched off Southern California.

RBOC warns of adverse impact of Delta Plan on recreational boating

posted: 8/1/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Recreational Boaters of California warns boaters of the adverse impact a plan developed by state and federal regulators will have in existing Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta waterways utilized by all types and sizes of recreational boats

World’s largest rubber duck lost at sea in China

World’s largest rubber duck lost at sea in China

posted: 7/31/2014

PORT OF LOS ANGELES - How do you lose a 59 foot giant rubber duck? Torrential downpours and heavy flooding accomplished that task in China in August.

Ventura Port District grants new lease to Coastal Marine Biolabs

posted: 7/30/2014

VENTURA -- Located in Ventura Harbor, Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative, research-based science education programs to high school educators and students, both locally and nationally.

Slip Owners at Olde Naples Seaport back in their marina

posted: 7/29/2014

NAPLES, Fla.– After more than a year of paying rent in neighboring marinas, the slips owners at Olde Naples Seaport in Naples, Florida have been allowed to return their boats to their slips. 

Bell reunited with schooner sailing Puget Sound

posted: 7/28/2014

SEATTLE (AP) -- In 1936, a San Francisco police-boat captain gave a young boy a bronze bell engraved with Adventuress 1913.

Obama creating world’s largest ocean preserve

posted: 7/14/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted June 17 to create the world's largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.

Martinac shipyard in Tacoma facing foreclosure

posted: 7/12/2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- At nearly 90 years old, one of Tacoma's last major shipyards may be closing down for good.

Boaters tread water for 14 hours

posted: 7/8/2014

MIAMI (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Two boaters spent nearly14 hours in the water before being rescued after falling overboard off Key Largo, Fla. June 20.

Beneteau supports Sailing for ALS campaign during Pacific Cup

posted: 7/2/2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md.– Beneteau America will support and sponsor the Sailing for ALS campaign, led by Beneteau dealership owner Charles-Etienne Devanneaux (Charly) of NAOS Yachts, in Marina del Rey, Calif.

U.S. Boats Scuttled from Cuba Billfish Tournament

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 6/29/2014

MIAMI—At the last minute, the U.S. State Department squashed year-long plans for the first team of U.S. anglers and their 40 U.S. flagged sport-fishing boats to participate in the annual Hemingway International Billfish Tournament, held off Havana, June 9-15. 

Coast Guard rescues kayaker trying second paddle to Hawaii

posted: 6/25/2014

LOS ANGELES (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into his second attempted voyage from California to Hawaii paddling a 22-foot kayak.

SF Out; San Diego, Chicago and Bermuda on short list to host 35th America’s Cup

posted: 6/25/2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Francisco is out of the race to host the next America's Cup, meaning no more spectacular backdrops of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

State Parks director names new head for Cal Boating

posted: 6/22/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has a new leader.

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