State, National & World News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill proposed by federal legislators to modernize regulatory definitions for recreational boats cleared a congressional committee late last month.
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A 690-foot freighter that replaced the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald as the flagship of a Great Lakes shipping company will be scrapped.
TRUCKEE (AP) — At least 30 fish have been removed from in the area of Lake Tahoe beneath Fanny Bridge as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife combats low oxygen levels caused by the drought.
BOULDER CITY, Nevada (AP) — Construction to extend Lake Mead boat launch ramps will begin mid-May to account for record low water levels.
ENSENADA, Mexico — The next time you head to sea and want to pair a glass of white wine with the fish you reeled aboard your boat, consider a visit to Mexico’s Napa Valley-equivalent – Ensenada.
MICHIGAN – The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City posted photos of shipwrecks captured while flying above Lake Michigan in late April.
STATEWIDE — Boating enthusiasts and water aficionados are encouraged to help attempt to set a new world record for the most lifejackets worn during the sixth annual “Ready, Set, Wear It!” campaign.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Pieces of what appear to be a Japanese fishing boat are slated for removal after they were found in a Kapaa canal and reported to Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.
SACRAMENTO — An assemblyman from California’s Delta region introduced a pair of bills earlier this year and, if signed into law, could directly impact boaters and local harbors.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.
WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The U.S. Coast Guard issued an “informational purposes only” notice April 1 to boaters regarding the recall of certain disposable Kidde brand hand portable fire extinguishers.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The state has started an investigation into a Lahaina boatyard's practice of collecting storage fees from boaters near the Mala boat ramp.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — For the second year in a row, Serenity has topped the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) Top Ten Boat Names list.
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (AP) — In good condition with no signs of sunburn, dehydration or other ailments, a man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off North Carolina's coast and walked away from a hospital just hours later.
Boaters can expect to pay a little more for a gallon of diesel in Mexico this year than they paid last year, but the exact amount depends on where and when you fill up.