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Sunday, October 04, 2015
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USCG open public comment period on DGPS stations

The Log staff  |  posted: 10/3/2015

NATIONWIDE —The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Transportation are seeking comment on a proposal to reduce coverage provided by the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS).

Sun Country Marine welcomes Boston Whaler boats to its lineup

posted: 9/23/2015

EDGEWATER, Fla. — Leading California-area dealership Sun Country Marine, Inc. announced the addition of Boston Whaler to its locations’ offerings, marking a new partnership between the legendary boat manufacturer and the long respected dealer. 

West Marine awards grants to 29 youth boating organizations

posted: 9/22/2015

WATSONVILLE— West Marine has announced the 29 youth boating nonprofit organizations that are receiving $1,500 checks from its BlueFuture Fund. Hundreds of youth boating organizations throughout the country were nominated for the first allocation of the BlueFuture Fund grants.

Phony distress call leads to 1-year prison sentence

posted: 9/18/2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced last month to a year in prison, and federal prosecutors said they hoped the penalty sends a message to other potential pranksters. 

NOAA awards grants to 13 marine-debris fighting projects

NOAA awards grants to 13 marine-debris fighting projects

The Log staff  |  posted: 9/17/2015

NOAA has awarded more than $675,000 in grants to 13 projects aimed at aiding coastal communities in their fight against marine debris. 

Former Pres. Bush sails aboard Impossible Dream

Former Pres. Bush sails aboard Impossible Dream

posted: 9/17/2015

KENNEBUNKPORT, ME — Former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush set sail last month with the crew of Impossible Dream.

2 arrested for taking selfies on boat while family slept

posted: 9/14/2015

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged two people they say broke into a boat at a Norwalk marina to enjoy a fast food meal and take some selfies while a family of five slept on board.

Releasing a caught rockfish can save its life

Releasing a caught rockfish can save its life

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 9/10/2015

STATEWIDE — It is not uncommon for an angler to reel in a rockfish and believe – because of eyeballs popping out – life has left the scaly red/orange body.

Coast Guard developing Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual

Coast Guard developing Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 9/10/2015

NATIONWIDE — A federal policy on reporting conventions for recreational boating accidents is about to be overhauled for the first time in five decades.

New vessel sewage guide for boaters

posted: 9/8/2015

 SACRAMENTO — A new recreational vessel sewage management guide, “When Nature Calls”, is now available for boaters. This new guide provides information on the proper use of marine sanitation devices and stationary sewage pumpouts, and proper boat sewage management.

Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks

posted: 9/7/2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time.

Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed

posted: 9/6/2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches – a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.

Christie proposal to cut yacht sales tax could see vote

posted: 9/4/2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to lower the state's sales tax on the purchase of yachts and other boats could be moving forward as soon as next month.

Calling all fish

Calling all fish

posted: 9/2/2015

Two entrepreneurs have issued a call for backers to help turn their vision into a tangible dream: Fish Call, a compact device using sounds and vibrations to lure fish to the line.

Cuba plans for boating boom as U.S. luxury yachts head to Havana

posted: 8/28/2015

HAVANA (AP) — A $3 million yacht recently left Key West with two barbeque grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida Straits.

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