State, National & World News
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.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- At nearly 90 years old, one of Tacoma's last major shipyards may be closing down for good.
MIAMI (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Two boaters spent nearly14 hours in the water before being rescued after falling overboard off Key Largo, Fla. June 20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has a new leader.
WASHINGTON, DC. (LOG NEWS SEVICE) — President Barack Obama signed bipartisan water resources legislation June 10 that includes provisions requiring the Federal government to do more to help small harbors, address longstanding dredging issues, and improve boating and navigation infrastructure.
LONDON – A 5,600 square-foot superyacht that features floor to ceiling windows is a concept generated by skyscrapers and Lego building blocks.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Workers at a Rhode Island boatyard have begun work to restore Santana, a schooner once owned by actor Humphrey Bogart.
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement May 21, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.
MONTEREY— Navigating 2,100 nautical miles of volatile waters is a tall task. Completing that trek in a rowboat is a gigantic feat.
ALAMEDA (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — In a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda April 15 Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West.
ENSENADA — Hotel Coral and Marina in Ensenada, Mexico is 60 miles south of California, set on the Bay of Todos Santos. I