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Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating standards

Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating standards

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 5/21/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill proposed by federal legislators to modernize regulatory definitions for recreational boats cleared a congressional committee late last month.

Edmund Fitzgerald's replacement destined for scrapyard

posted: 5/19/2015

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. 

Trout relocated in Lake Tahoe due to low oxygen levels

posted: 5/17/2015

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. 

Construction on Lake Mead launch ramps to begin in May

posted: 5/15/2015

BOULDER CITY, Nevada (AP) — Construction to extend Lake Mead boat launch ramps will begin mid-May to account for record low water levels. 

Ensenada’s Hotel Coral and Marina a draw for Americans

Ensenada’s Hotel Coral and Marina a draw for Americans

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 5/14/2015

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.

Shipwrecks spotted in clear Lake Michigan waters

Shipwrecks spotted in clear Lake Michigan waters

The Log staff  |  posted: 5/14/2015

MICHIGAN – The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City posted photos of shipwrecks captured while flying above Lake Michigan in late April. 

'Ready, Set, Wear It!’ event kicks off Safe Boating Week

'Ready, Set, Wear It!’ event kicks off Safe Boating Week

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 5/14/2015

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.

Officials to remove pieces of fishing boat from Kapaa canal

posted: 5/12/2015

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. 

State Assembly unanimously approves PFD bill

State Assembly unanimously approves PFD bill

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 5/7/2015

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. 

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

posted: 5/7/2015

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.

Kidde recalls disposable fire extinguishers

posted: 5/6/2015

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. 

Hawaii investigates Maui boatyard's storage business

posted: 4/21/2015

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.

Serenity Tops BoatUS List of 10 Most Popular Boat Names for 2014

posted: 4/18/2015

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.

Man found in good health after missing at sea for 66 days

posted: 4/17/2015

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.

Mexico fuel price up 3 percent, but Peso down

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 4/15/2015

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. 

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