| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:02 AM
The General Assembly has an opportunity this year to give a big boost to Maryland's struggling marine industry while also generating additional tax revenues for the fund responsible for upkeep and improvements to the region's waterways. It's time us to...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:33 PM
When Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owners Lori and Mike Curtin locked up at 5 p.m. Friday, they cried.
"We put our life into this business, and we're just tapped out," said Lori, 40. "We can't do any more."
The store's website encourages customers to say...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year.
For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:36 PM
In the last Travel Mechanic column, I examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane tickets while searching those websites or to wait. Both sites use data from scores of past searches to...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Buckroe Fishing Pier (727-1486):
The pier will hold its 2013 fishing season grand opening Monday, April 1. Thereafter, the pier will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except when there are severe weather warnings in effect.
Kayak fishing (by...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:05 PM
This week, I had the chance to meet with Gerardo Martinez, the service manager at the Duffy Electric Boat Company, located at 2439 West Coast Highway. Gerardo has been an employee of Duffy boats for 16 years.
When I walked in and introduced myself, I...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance.
The most interesting...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:32 PM
For 20 children from the Oak View community in Huntington Beach, getting to sail in 4-foot boats at the Newport Sea Base is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since June, they learned how to tie different types of knots, learned essential boating...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:38 PM
The ocean is full of life and if you’re lucky you get to see it when you visit the shore. Some parasailers in Ocean City got very lucky last Sunday when they spotted a humpback whale playing in the water below them.
“The boats were in the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:14 AM
On a breezy, sunny day, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are a beautiful, wild place. White-capped waves hide the teeming life below the surface as shifting winds keep boaters on their toes. Sailboats keel over with each gust of wind, and powerboats...