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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Obama expands Pacific Ocean Marine Reserve to 6 times current size

posted: 10/18/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Far off America's shores, an ocean reserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Sept. 25.

Marina owners can seek clean vessel grants

posted: 10/13/2014

 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering grants to marina operators who want to improve their sewage pump-out facilities. 

Senator questions public funding for patrol of safety zones at private events by Coast Guard

posted: 10/11/2014

In response to reports that for some regattas, yacht club parties and even weddings, the Coast Guard assigns boats and crews to enforce “safety zones” on heavily trafficked waterway, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that he was asking the Coast Guard for details on the costs involved with the safety zones they establish for private parties.

Sen. Schumer reintroduces capacity limits legislation for recreational vessels

posted: 10/7/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer has reintroduced legislation that would require posting of maximum passenger capacity limits on recreational vessels.

Canada finds long-lost ship from doomed Franklin expedition

Canada finds long-lost ship from doomed Franklin expedition

posted: 10/2/2014

TORONTO –A Canadian search team recently announced the discovery of one of the two lost ships from English explorer Sir John Franklin’s failed voyage. 

Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

posted: 9/23/2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes.

A new kind of float

A new kind of float

posted: 9/20/2014

After David Mallis, Don Mock and Robert Broadfoot began to talk about how they hated having to float in a lake with an upside down lifejacket, the three friends came up with the idea for BumFloat – an easy-to-wear float belt. 

Gov. signs legislation reducing penalties for violating boating laws

posted: 9/15/2014

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation June 28 reclassifying certain boating law violations from misdemeanors to infractions thereby removing jail time from the punishment which may be imposed on persons convicted of violating those section of the law.

NY to upgrade boat launch on Adirondack lake

posted: 9/8/2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York conservation officials say they plan to make $475,000 in upgrades to the boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake in the central Adirondacks.

Jackson County selects harbormaster

posted: 9/6/2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson County has hired former Ocean Springs Alderman Danny Jalanivich as harbormaster for the county's Ocean Springs Harbor.

Four rescued from burning boat off Malibu

posted: 9/5/2014

MALIBU (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu.

Sunreef Yachts releases floating restaurant, water hotel concept

Sunreef Yachts releases floating restaurant, water hotel concept

posted: 9/4/2014

DUBAI -- Sunreef Yachts conceptual designers have released designs for a floating restaurant in Dubai and a Water Hotel in Camden Town in London.

Marine Corps showcases the UHAC

Marine Corps showcases the UHAC

posted: 8/27/2014

WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab introduced the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) prototype at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 11.

Coast Guard intercepts panga boats in SD

posted: 8/23/2014

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted two panga boats and an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 180 miles southwest of San Diego.

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. 

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