| Sep 11, 2011
As I drove away from South Carolina's sea islands, I found myself saying aloud, "If I ever get to heaven, I hope it's a little bit like Kiawah."
It wasn't the golf. I don't play, but I respect the five courses created by master designers, the toughest of...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on travel recently, and it caused some cruise travelers to miss the boat out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Because of the approaching storm, Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise ships were forced to depart a few hours earlier than...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Chicago Police Marine Unit officers had just finished a training dive several miles out on Lake Michigan when they got a call about a woman who had made it out to the locks separating the Chicago River from Lake Michigan.
Still in their diving suits, the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:30 PM
While walking the docks this week, I learned that quality produces quantity.
As I was showing a boat, I was introduced to one of my prospect's friends, Mike Howarth. As our conversion progressed, I quickly learned that Mike knew a whole lot more about...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Tres parejas del sur de Florida dicen que tuvieron la suerte de salir vivos después de nadar montados en botes salva vidas luego de que el crucero italiano terminara completamente ladeado tras chocar contra rocas cerca a la isla de Gliglio.
| Jan 21, 2012
| 12:25 PM
John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in the family-owned Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later established a real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home.
He was 96.
Mr. Owens was born...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:16 PM
A state proposal to raise boat registration fees for the first time in nearly three decades has dismayed many boat owners.
A bill filed Thursday morning in Annapolis would replace the flat $24 boat registration fee paid every two years with fees...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
There is little doubt in my mind that the O'Malley administration is behind this latest proposal to raise fees on the citizens of Maryland ("Bill would drastically raise state boat registration fee," Feb. 17). I guess everyone forgot about Gov.Martin O'...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Robert Tomkies raced yachts in his native New Zealand, with a reputation respectable enough to be hired to work for a fellow named Ted Turner. But as Tomkies' dreams grew, so did his family, until he figured that he had to do something else to take care...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 9:13 AM
One can hardly blame the boating public for feeling a bit of sticker shock at news that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wants to triple registration fees for most boaters. The recession has hit the boating industry hard, gas prices are up,...