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Saturday, September 05, 2015
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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.

Mexican Navy works with American boaters

Mexican Navy works with American boaters

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 8/27/2015

ENSENADA — The Mexican Navy invited The Log to spend a few hours at the country’s Segundo Región Naval Base in Ensenada to observe its Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

How do you want your Aids to Navigation?

How do you want your Aids to Navigation?

posted: 8/21/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. 

Stamp honors Coast Guard’s 225th birthday

posted: 8/19/2015

BOSTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp honoring the U.S. Coast Guard for its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing its vital maritime interests.

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine

posted: 8/13/2015

ALAMEDA — The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean July 18.

Public comment period for EPA ethanol rulemaking closes

Public comment period for EPA ethanol rulemaking closes

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 8/13/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The public comment period for a proposed set of ethanol volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) closed July 27. 

Cat found alive aboard sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu

Cat found alive aboard sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu

posted: 8/13/2015

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after she was found tucked away in a sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu, July 28. 

ABYC Reduces Re-certification Costs for Technicians

posted: 8/13/2015

STATEWIDE — The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a new pricing structure that will create significant savings for technicians working towards multiple certifications in the same calendar year. 

Shellfish mother lode caught off Cape May

posted: 8/11/2015

VILLAS, N.J. (AP) — It might be fortunate nobody has asked Dvora Hart to count the Atlantic sea scallops recently captured by camera images off the New Jersey coast.

Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possible from later 1700s

posted: 8/10/2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution.

NOAA study find bait, tackle shops generate $2.3 billion for economy

NOAA study find bait, tackle shops generate $2.3 billion for economy

posted: 8/9/2015

Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.

Pier Park to feature hybrid pier

Pier Park to feature hybrid pier

The Log staff  |  posted: 8/8/2015

FLORIDA – St. Petersburg, Florida, City Council members recently approved plans to demolish and reconstruct its iconic pier. 

Framework for sea level rise policy in development

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 8/3/2015

STATEWIDE — A draft plan to complement the state’s efforts to address predicted sea level rise could soon become official if the California Coastal Commission adopts a guidance document on the topic at its August meeting in Chula Vista.

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